Our Empty Nest
In these days of cell phones, emails and instant messages, can the nest really be empty?
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Because we were with Brittany and Kennedy for Thanksgiving, I encouraged Brittany to visit Dan's family over the actual Christmas holiday again this year.
They were home by the day after and we arrived that evening!
It actually worked out well for an unexpected reason. Kennedy had had a cold for several days, but John and I had planned to keep her out of daycare that Monday to play with her anyway. After Brittany got off work that night she took Kennedy in to make sure it wasn't anything more serious, and it was. RSV. We were told to use an inhaler twice a day, a humidifier while she slept, give her lots of fluids and keep her out of daycare for a week. She was highly contagious!
So we kept her Tuesday, Dan was off Wednesday (the day we went home) and Brittany off Thursday through Sunday for the New Year's holiday. By the following Monday she was over it.
And I had a cold!
It was worth it though. Lucky for us she never really acted that sick. She's such a happy baby and it was a joy to be with her, quarantined or not!
Friday, January 22, 2016
Road Trip with Baby K
We were delighted when Brittany and Kennedy decided to travel to Chicago with us for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately Dan couldn't get off work, but it was important to Brittany that Kennedy meet my mom and my three sisters and their families.
The bad news was that we had to make the twelve hour drive in one day because Brittany had to work Tuesday.
They arrived at our house late Tuesday night and we loaded up our car and took off Wednesday morning.
Kennedy could not have been better! (She slept a lot!)
It was so much fun showing her to everyone and just being with her. Getting her up in the morning, (there is nothing like feeding her that first bottle when she's staring into my eyes with her little hands gripped on the bottle) walking her around on my hip showing her things, talking to her...
On the way home we did break up the trip, staying at a hotel in Kentucky. Again she was a little champ!
Much to be thankful for!
Above with my mom, making 4 generations
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
My daughter, Brittany, loves to shop. (Everyone who has read any of my stories in the past knows this!)
But having a baby girl herself has just fueled the fire. I can't tell you how many monogrammed outfits baby Kennedy owns, or clothes with her name embroidered on them.
Every season, every event and every holiday usually has not one, not two, maybe not even just three outfits for her to wear. (This may be helpful later - think stars who wear one outfit to the awards ceremony and then change for the after party.) Kennedy is ready for anything and everything.
And, hey, if it means her mom will send me more pictures, who am I to argue!
Sunday, January 17, 2016
My Book is at Barnes & Noble!
I had no idea my book was online with Barnes and Noble!
In These Days of Cell Phones, Texting & Social Media...Can The Nest Ever Truly Be Empty?