Wednesday, April 8, 2009


The past 2 and 1/2 weeks have been filled with a lot of wrestling, pleading, and exhaustion, and that's just on the mom front! Who knew track break could be so exhausting for the parents involved? Luckily my mom came in to town for a week to help keep the troops entertained. I had to go spend the day at the dental school with Matt to have a tooth fixed and that is all she needed to justify a visit. I thought that it needed a crown, but the soon to be dentist was able to save it. That was a surreal experience to have my husband drilling in my mouth. I kept looking up at him and questioning his skills and abilities. I am happy to report that all of the time away from us and all of the money spent has apparently paid off. He seems to know what he is doing!

While my mom was here we spend time at the park,eating out a lot, shopping and visiting a few museums. She is great with the kids and they love spending time with her. I love her visits and am grateful for the fact that I did not have to do any of our laundry for a full week! She is way more patient with the non-stop desire to be entertained than I am.

Here are a few pictures from the Natural History Museum. Ava was terrified of the stuffed animals and buried her head in my shoulder with her eyes shut until we left that area. The only part that she was ok with was the aquarium. When we were walking through the dinosaur part she was holding Austins hand with her eyes shut!
(Notice Ava is no where in sight!)

I love being able to spend time with four of my favorite people in the world, but in the back of my mind I keep thinking, only a few more days until school is back in session! Woo Hoo!!


Emilie said...

That is so awesome that your mom comes to visit you so often. I bet it helps a lot, grandmas are the best!

The Bischoff's said...

That's so nice your mom is so close! I should have taken advantage of that when we lived there! Looks like a fun track break!

Brittany said...

Aren't moms the greatest! I never do laundry when my moms here either! It's fabulous!
Glad to here your dental school fees are paying off! Hahaha! I do the exact same thing to Bill... I question his abilities and diagnoses a bit. However I'm slowly realizing that he actually knows what he's talking about! :)
Hope ther rest of your break is fun!

Jason and Melissa said...

We had track school when we lived in Utah. I really loved it because it was nice break but not too long. It looks like you made the most of it and enjoyed your kids a lot. That's awesome. I love to see the pictures of you good-lookin kids!