Thursday, September 22, 2011

YiaYia Came...

We'd only been apart for three weeks and yet somehow it felt like three months. We were missing Yiayia (and papa) bad. Elijah would ask everyday to go home and play at Yiayia's house. I was hoping for a visit sooner rather than later, but as mom told me about things she had going on I really didn't think we'd see her until the end of October. What a surprise when she called on Tuesday telling me she was coming Friday. I think I cried when we hung up I was so excited. 


I didn't tell the kids cause I knew that's all I'd hear about until we picked her up. On Friday morning I woke the kids and told them I had a surprise for them. We loaded up in the car, made a quick stop to get Yiayia some ballons and were off to the airport....the kids still didn't know what we were doing.
getting ready to see yiayia...

waiting patiently...but still don't know what for...

 she's here.



Nay pushed Elijah out of the way, jumped in Yiayia's arms, locked eyes with her and never let go. 

We had an incredible week with her. We maybe did a little too much shopping...
(yes those would be baby pink uggs)

Elijah took her on a date. One of his favorite things to do with her. He took her to Starbuck and she got her coffee (something she was dying for...we don't drink coffee so she was a little desperate) and he got chocolate milk and a donut(maybe two.)

We tried to show her as much of Boise as we could with two little ones, but mostly we just did everyday life with her. We took her to the farm where we get our produce.



(i told the kids to look at me...this is what i got.)

She was a blessing to me...letting me sleep in and take naps, gettting up with the kids at night, helping with meals. (she made caleb his favorite granola and peach cobbler.) She's a true servant. She helped me with the house getting things in order and always did it as if it was the most exciting thing to be doing. 

While she was here we also found out we're having a...

We found out while Caleb was at work so mom and I painted these shirts while the kids were sleeping...I'm a Girl...and wore them to his Lacrosse game. 

Saying good-bye was way harder than I thought it would be. She is so missed in our home. We love you Yiayia.

15 comments:

lorieloo said...

oh this made me cry. I'm so thankful you have her :)

Sandy said...

Hi Jessica~I am Bri Seston's mom, Sandy. I love following your blog, and although I have never commented before, I find it impossible not to this time. I have found myself, with each visit, leaving your blog with many different feelings ~ happy, excited, sad, inspired and always encouraged! Because I am a new Nana (love our little Leighton!), I could so feel the emotion of your mom, kids and you! I know I could be supportive to Bri and Phil, if they needed to relocate, but know my heart would be breaking. What a perfect surprise for your kids, one they won't soon forget!!! Congratulations on your new little girl! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Phil and Bri said...

YEA!! Congrats! That was an adorable way to tell your hubby! Sounds like you had a wonderful time, there is nothing better than a mom that knows how to clean and enjoys doing it! So helpful! I love Boise by the way!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

what beautiful and precious pictures!! and congratulations on the little girl!!...so exciting :)

Sharstin said...

How cute are the shirts, congrats:) and these Picts...so priceless~

Suelynn said...

Congratulations on another daughter!!! Are you even pregnant? You look amazing girl!

Kelly said...

Congratulations!
i love the airport greeting photos. you can see the love radiating out of the three of them. <3 <3 <3
Hooray for Yiayia!

bandofbrothers said...

oh i am crying too!

wow! a girl! in shock! congratulations. soooo exciting!

hannah singer said...

love the shirts ;)
your family has the greatest smiles!
looks like a beautiful visit. goodbyes are the hardest part! my mama is visiting next month, and i have already cried about her leaving. i am ridiculous!

xo

Momma Bird said...

awe congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! that's so exciting :) i'm so glad you had such a wonderful time - goodbye's are always the hardest :(

kenzie said...

those pictures of them hugging Caleb's mom almost had me crying! my mom is here visiting me right now, I don't want her to leave!!!!!!

heartland farmhouse said...

What a nice surprise...your mom visiting!
Congrats on baby girlie on the way! And that shirt idea is just too fun! I bet the look on his face was priceless! :)
Hope you are feeling well!

Happy Friday!

Robyn said...

Congratulations on the news! Sweet post - it's hard for Nana's to be away from their grandkids - ask my mom & mother-in-law!

Purposely at Home said...

awww! what a great way to break the news! love it.

Emily said...

A girl! A girl! Congrats sweetie! I love your shirt idea. So cute :)

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