Last week I packed the house and moved in with Sarah for 5 days. Well, not the entire house, but those of you with little ones know that it feels like you are taking everything you own when you travel. As you may remember from a previous blog, my bff, Sarah, had her little girl, Lula, three weeks prior, and last Monday Sarah's hubby had to return to work. That's where I came in. Noah and I helped Sarah with around-the-house chores, we ran a couple of errands, and we changed a few diapers; however, not as many as I expected to (perhaps I should have taken more initiative in that area!). Noah decided to start teething, walking (while holding my hands), and rocking back and forth on his hands and knees while we were there; all of which excited him beyond measure, so he wasn't quite the angel I was banking on him being. Sarah was lovely and patient with him though, although a fussy 8 month old doesn't exactly lend the peace a recovering new mother needs. Regardless, it was a good week, and I'm glad I was able to spend time with Sarah and Lula.
On Friday, I packed back up and headed down to Kimberling City to spend the weekend with the Stark's. Friday night, I hung out with Sarah G. and Janet. Sarah was sweet enough to treat Janet and I to dinner as late birthday gifts. Saturday night Brian, Janet and the boys came down and Brian and Matt cooked all of us moms a super nice dinner. I wasn't quick enough with my camera though, so I don't have any shots of dinner and only this one picture of the crepes Brian made for dessert. Matt was sweet enough to get me flowers and a massage! He also made a card from Noah with his little hand print on it. So cute! I also received a mom's day card from my mom with a Macy's gift card included, and my little brother sent me a sweet card as well. It's great being a mama, and it felt lovely to be thought of and appreciated.