It’s such an amazing thing to have my parents here. It’s hard for me not to cry about it. It makes me wonder why I live so far away.
Yeah, they’re totally annoying. My dad picks on me like crazy. But they’re funny, and nice, and loving, and they LOVE my son. It is SO nice to see my parents with my son. They love him like I love him, and it feels good. I miss it, even the annoying stuff, so much.
We’ve been BUSY. Every day, we do something. Yesterday, we went out for lunch, and then grocery shopping for all of the baking goods we needed, and dinner for a few nights. Then we went to Ted and Jane’s (Brock’s parents) house for dinner. We had an amazing time – it was really nice to have the family together, minus a few spare brothers. Today, mom and I have been baking all morning, and dad and I just went to the hardware store. We bought everything we needed to fix everything wrong with the house, and to mount our new TV on the wall.
I really do love having them here. It’s been too long, and I hope it’s never this long again. They complain the whole time, even though they love every minute of it. EVERY MINUTE.
And since I have nothing else to say, I’m going to share a fun video of Ronan and the big scary ball. He used to be TERRIFIED of this thing. If we brought him within 4 or 5 feet of it, he would scream. Not just cry, or get a little upset, it would scream like something was about to kill him, scream like he was in terrible pain. We kept working with him, taking him over to the ball and showing him it was fun, smacking it because he likes to smack everything, and eventually he decided it was FUN. Now he loves to play with it. Also, Flint started barking at what he THOUGHT was someone at the door, and Ronan found it hilarious.