We celebrated Zaylee's birthday tonight with Kelly and Kevin in the kitchen and Liza and Buddy on Skype. It was short and sweet. Zaylee had just woken up from her nap and for the first time since the day of her surgery, she cried. But, if you've ever had yours or anyone near you's tonsils out, you know that day five - seven are the worst. She was fine once she was awake.
Kelly bought her a Strawberry Shortcake birthday cake with, as Doug calls it, "that toxic spray painted food coloring frosting". No one seemed to mind. It was pretty tasty. (I confess, I scraped the frosting off!) But, Zaylee loved it.
I can't believe that she's three. And she's such a smart cookie. One more sleep at Grammies and she's going home. So, tomorrow, she'll finish off all of the meds and sleep at her house. Kelly's work schedule will be more accomodating this week. And I have a wedding to prepare!
Doug and I decided to keep the entire family home from church this morning because we've all, me included, been struggling with this bug. We thought that rather than expose the entire ward, we'd keep our bugs to ourselves for one more day. Tomorrow, however, bugs be gone! We have no more time for them! I've got chocolate spoons to make, a wedding to finalize and Christmas to finish!
By yesterday's photo, you could see that we had quite the lovely storm. Waking up to snowcovered everything this morning made me soooooo happy! Zaylee's been sleeping on a cot next to my bed and she woke up, looked outside and said, "Grammie!!!! It's snowing!!! You LOVE snow!!!" And she's so right!
This week ahead is what I've been focusing on for about two months now. It will be fun to see it come together. I'm excited for Tessa to begin her life as a wife! I'm excited for my sister-in-law to become mother of the bride (for the second time since August) and to get her own life back a bit. I'm excited for the holidays to begin, which officially, at our home, will happen the minute we come home from the wedding! Trees to decorate, calendars to fill in, gifts to be purchased and wrapped, food to be prepared, December blogging to do . And I'm hoping by some miracle to pull off a trip home for Liza in December. We're not sure how, but we're praying that it will come together! In the meantime, we'll be Skyping and texting around the Christmas tree!
Blessed be the ties that bind generations.