Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What I've Been Up to the Past Two Weeks...

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After a wonderful, fun-filled, two week long stay, the in-laws have gone home.

We have survived our 8 month lock down, and S is finally allowed out in public! Fortunately this happened while Mamo and Dado (Irish for Grandma and Grandpa) were with us. They were there when we took her to church for the first time, out to eat for the first time, grocery shopping for the first time. We had a blast :)!

There are many reasons why I love time with Niall's parents. Everything is so relaxed; we regularly break for tea and quiet times of reading, and someone is always thinking of a good excuse to go somewhere and get a cappucino (the O'Neill weakness). I think we went to Starbucks at least six times! Everybody loves to eat and talk, so that is how we spent the better part of our time.

I was really SO spoiled- Mum did my dishes, cooked, baked, cleaned, and watched the baby. Pop kept treating us to meals out. Niall and I even got to go out on a date- the first in EIGHT MONTHS!

Reunited with their granddaughter! :)
 S was so spoiled too- they came bearing gifts, of course, and could not get enough of their delightful first grandchild. She is going to have a tough time getting back into our old routine of having to entertain herself throughout the day while Mama works ;).

Today I am glowing as I think of how refreshing the last two weeks were... and at the same time, I have to admit that I am a little sad. The house is too too quiet, and I'm struggling to get out of vacation mode and back into work mode. Gray skies outside are contributing to the general atmosphere of inertia and melancholy.

On the bright side, we are entering a new season of life. I can finally take S with me to run errands, and we are back to attending church as a family for the first time since she was born! It is the most wonderful feeling- normalcy. Yes, our baby had a rough start, but now she is normal and can do normal baby things. I can finally take her out and show her off!

S loves going out almost as much as I do :). As long as she is in mommy's arms, all of the strange people don't seem to bother her much :). She sits quietly in restaurants, and will take a nap even in loud crazy places.

That's what's going on around here :). What have you been up to lately?

2 comments:

  1. So glad you get to rejoin society as a family!

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    1. Thank you Mandy! :) I cannot even tell you how thrilling it is :)!

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