The weekend was really special for me, and Angie. I spent three perfect days with my best friend and her three incredible children. Luke and Lydia, the twins, were born at 27 weeks...and I was there three days after they were born. It was the most terrifying feeling so see them weigh less than 3 pounds and fit in the palm of my hand. I love those little buggers like they were my own.
In the visits I have made to visit the three muskateers, I have fed them, held them and flawlessly executed a midnight feeding so mom and dad could sleep. I have been puked on, peed on, and yes, even pooped on. We have played and laughed, and learned new words. And I have learned so much about unconditional love that I can't even begin to put into words. With the twins there were a few months were we didn't know if they both would make it. With all the worries of such a premature birth, so many problems would arise every day. But on February 6th Luke and Lydia celebrated their third birthday and in October, the perfectly charming, incredibly smart little miss smiley face, Eloise will be 2.
Here's a picture of Lydia that Angie took today. She sent to to me in an email with this note:
Lydia coming home from school today. She brought Raggedy Ann to show the class and said her great grandma made it for her!! :) We miss you! Lydia asked if you were sleeping downstairs this morning!
Have a great week!! Xoxo
Grandma Peg made that Raggedy Ann for her, and an Andy doll for Luke. They love those dolls more than any other doll they have. When I told Lydia that my mimi (that's what she calls grandma's) made Raggedy Ann for her, she asked if my mimi is her mimi too. I told her that my grandma would be kind of like her great grandma. She was so excited that Auntie Jenna's mimi made the dolls that she told her entire world. How cute is that!
We have decided to do this every 6 months. But the next trip, Angie gets the break and will come out here for the weekend! I can't wait, although I will miss the kids. A lot.