Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Delaney's trip to Santa's Village

Delaney went on a weekend trip to New Hampshire a couple days ago with her Grandma and Grandpa Brady, aunties and cousins. They spent a day at Santa's Village and did some swimming and hiking. We were told Delaney was a joy to have along. I'm so glad she was able to spend this quality time with them before the move.

Delaney is sleepy on the gondola ride up Loon Mountain.

Delaney and her cousins, L-R: Juliana, Alexa and Sofia.

Delaney swims with the aid of a floaty suit and wings. We finally figured out what it would take. Up until a few days before, she'd just bob around with no balance at all.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mom brain is no joke.

I took the girls to Stop & Shop today for a few things I needed for dinner, as well as a couple staples we'd run out of. We were in and out in less than 10 minutes, and as I left the store I thought, 'So far so good. It's not raining, neither of them are crying, and now we can go home!' I got the kids out of the cart and put them in the car. Check. Ditto for the diaper bag and the grocery bags. Check.
As I prepared to back out of my "Customer with infant" parking space, I looked hard in my rearview mirror, then craned my neck to look behind and to the sides of my car. I'm scared to death of parking lots, I do not want to hit anybody, be they in a car or on foot. But especially not on foot. Finally, when I'd determined it was safe, I began to back up. Thud.
My heart was in my throat. Was it a car? A person? Then I remembered: it was the stupid shopping cart. I had knocked it over.