We left early Tuesday morning planning to come home Thursday, but we were having so much fun, we decided to stay until Saturday...well, Ryder was having to much fun anyway. Peanut came down with a horrific cold (Ryder eventually caught it Saturday) which definitely affected my own fun factor. Having a sick baby sucks! It breaks my heart that she can't breathe properly and because of that she can't eat properly or sleep properly, so therefore neither can I. I spent the 3 or 4 days we were at Mom's in a sleep deprived fog. So glad Mom was willing to pick up my slack. She played endless hours of trucks with Ryder, who very recently discovered how much fun it is to have someone play trucks with him, (he used to prefer playing trucks by himself and would infact protest against anyone interfering with his game.) He hammered us day in and day out with, "play with me. Play with me? PLAY WITH ME!!!" Thank God, Mom was there to entertain as I couldn't put poor Peanut down without her protesting very loudly. Mom cut up apples for horses (Ryder adores feeding them,) chased cats (Ryder loves cats,) cooked for us, cleaned up after us (with the help of Scout and Tucker ofcorse,) drove us around, and got up early with Ryder in the mornings!
Ryder loves Mom and he loves the animals, but what he loves most are the toys! There are endless toys spilling out of the toy room upstairs. What Ryder doesn't know is that almost all of the toys up there are over 30 years old!! Mom kept sooooo many of our old toys it's insane! What is mostly insane is that all of them still work and still look great! She has soo many fisher price toys that used to be ours, people and vehicals and a school house, an airport, a castle, all of our old trucks, horse trailers, horses, play dishes, puzzles and leggo. I am sure she has dolls too but those arn't in the playroom yet. I bet they'll come out when Peanut gets a little older.
Ryder walks in the door to Grammy's house and beelines it up to the toy room. He refuses to nap, sleep or do anything but play, play play. It's like he has never seen toys before!
Here's my little Peanut, cute despite her runny nose and puffy eyes. She's still not sleeping well, but I've got a humidifier up there in her room now, so here's hoping she and I both get more than an hour of sleep in a row tonight!