My mom arrived on Thursday, September 20 and Eric picked her up from Port Authority after she took the bus in from the airport. Ellie and I hung out at home, napped (well, she did) and waited for them to arrive.
Wine and Dove dark chocolate - looks like Ellie is ready for Grammy's visit!
Killing time, waiting for Grammy
Is Grammy EVER going to get here?!?!
I think my mom was relatively happy to be reunited with Ellie, though I can't say for sure. KIDDING! She was ecstatic. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing with Ellie, reading to her, and basically just doting on her.
Oh, and the boys took a little nap.
Friday was our Statue of Liberty day, which has already been recounted in great detail. After we returned from the Statue of Liberty, we all rested a bit before leaving Ellie in her Grammy's care while Eric and I went out for a date night, a very rare luxury indeed! We went to the movies in the city and then had dinner at a Mexican place we've been wanting to try here in Hoboken. It was so nice to be out on the town with my husband once again. Of course, I thought about Ellie the whole time, but Eric and I had a great night out. Thanks for the treat, Mom!
Eric was gone all day on Saturday, so my mom and I spent a fairly uneventful day with Ellie. She was a bit of a grump but we passed the time with a shoe fashion show, a couple of naps and a walk around town. We went over to Church Square Park then did some consignment/boutique shopping before heading over to the waterfront. We wanted to sit outside for a bit but the grass was wet and it was very windy so we didn't last long.
Reading with Grammy
Left: Modeling her Gator boots
Right: Bouncing on Grammy's knee
Enjoying a windy day in the park
Eric went golfing on Sunday, so my mom and I made that our shopping day! We hit the mall and did some baby spoiling. Ellie is now the proud owner of some new fall clothes.
Ready to shop!
Ellie and Grammy by the river
Santiago and Ellie both playing with their O-Balls
And, my mom may have spent some time playing with, hugging, kissing and squeezing Ellie.
Ellie and her Grammy
Monday was another pretty quiet day, although it was another grouchy day for Miss Ellie. We played with her and tried to keep her settled as much as possible. When we needed a change of scenery we made a quick trip to Target, then it was back home for more of the same. She just wasn't napping well and was not happy about it.
Reading another book with Grammy
Achilles will dry your tears, baby!
My poor sad girl
She did stay in good spirits long enough after our return from Target for us to do a little photoshoot of her cute self all dressed in her fall attire.
Tuesday was the day my mom had to leave, so she spent the morning soaking up every last second of Ellie.
Last moments together - until next time!
Bye, Grammy! Thanks for coming!