sorry i haven't been posting much - i was sick sick sick and then went to philly for a wedding and then had to recover from going to philly for a wedding because i was up almost 24 hours which is about 20 hours longer than i like to be awake in any given day. the pancakes have been doing this super obnoxious thing the last few days where they wake up at 4 am for awhile, but then today they felt sorry for me and so slept in until 8:30! so after ben made me a 4 course breakfast, gave the dog a much needed bath, and rubbed my feet - i decided i finally feel restored enough to do a blog post...uh oh, someone is poops, you'll have to wait.
ok, back. today is grandma donna's birthday! she and mama were here about 2 weeks ago and it was so great. i was looking through my pictures and i realized i have about 2 photos from when they were here because every time they walked in the room i handed them each a baby and passed out cold - i almost never reached for the camera which is sad but i guess expected. topping my list of reasons new york city sucks is that none of my family lives here. mom and donna were so great and so much help that we even got to go on a real honest to god date! AND they let us sleep in the next morning until way after 7:00!
here is mama meeting saida for the first time
and here is mama snuggling hilina on the couch
you should have seen these grandmas all over these babies- it was enough to break your heart how much they wanted to just eat them up! they showed up with 2 suitcases full of clothes and toys and just really took great care of us. and mom even cleaned out all the crumbs in my silverware drawer - now that is true love and devotion. although ben says they can't come visit for awhile since the girls and i all cried for 3 days when they left.
and i know this next picture isn't great, but it's actually the only picture we've gotten where they are both smiling...