Just a few days with babies and you remember how much work was involved in raising your own! I was so fortunate to steal a few days in Colorado to meet the newest member of our family, Theo Shepherd, born August 16 (12 days late) and at a whopping 9 lb 15 oz. Theo joins Ivy Grace (3yr 8mo) and Penny Ella (1yr 10mo) in demanding the attention of their ever-patient parents, Bryan & Stephanie.
We Snapped my other kids, watched “bideos” and ate snacks, snacks and more snacks. Ivy also managed to decorate her sister with markers before Mommy & Daddy woke up one morning. Stephanie just laughed, because really, what else can you do? There’s a lot of energy in their house; one minute it’s joyful and the next it appears as though the world might end. And with a newborn thrown in the mix (eating machine), there seems to be no end to Mommy’s duties.
Wanting to be useful, I was lucky to babysit so Bryan & Stephanie could attend a friend’s farewell dinner, though sweet Theo tagged along. I made dinner for the girls, including a completely different meal for me. Then we watched a movie. THEN we ate popcorn. And then it was time for bed. When I staggered downstairs at 8:30pm, I must admit I. was. wiped. out. But it was all good, a lot of fun and for the evening, tear-free! In other words: SUCCESS!
Sometimes I forget how much a toddler CANNOT do for herself. An adult must feed, bathe, change and dress her. She may be able to play, socialize and nap without assistance but that’s even questionable on occasion! I’ve got the feeding thing down but must admit that I am a little rusty in all of the other areas.
So back to my quiet life I go, but happy to continue to feed all of you! It’s another short one because I’m off for some adult recreation late in the week. I’ll be back to full schedule September 12 with new & exciting (I hope) menu items. See the Menu for Sep 5, 2016 here. Order online here. Please order by 10am the day prior to your pickup and be sure to provide your cell number. Pickup schedule at 9800 Preston Road is as follows:
Tuesday 3-5pm (order by 10am Monday)
Wednesday 2-5pm (order by 10am Tuesday)