I suppose every day is like Friday when you're on maternity leave, right? Less than 3 weeks to go 'til back to work. It's approaching too quickly! The longest stretch mom has been away from Lucy since birth has been six hours. That will be almost doubled when I go back to work and add on that commute!
Grandma Val was over last night to hang out with Lucy while mom cleaned house. Grandma taught Lucy how to jump on the bed, which Lucy loved. So now we have to find some sort of bouncy toy for her. I even tried it today, singing the 'no more monkeys jumpin on the bed' and she squeals with delight! I also purchased some new music for her by the group Go Fish (thanks, Beth!) and she "dances" to that. We have quite the active little girl!
We had a fabulous dinner a la Paul tonight - Halibut my parents had caught up in Alaska recently, prepared exquisitely! Troy is doing his nightly duty of feeding and putting Lucy to bed and then we're all going to watch a movie, Letters from Iwo Jima.
Crazy that it's already August, where has the summer gone? Pretty soon it will be time for the State Fair, then Labor Day and then fall - which happens to be my favorite season!
I should make mention here of the tragedy this week with the collapse of 35W. Thankfully all friends and family members are accounted for, but one of the lives lost, Patrick Holmes, was a Hill-Murray alumni. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by this event.