Tuesday, December 2, 2008

He Travels, Again - Ugh!

Well, Keith is gone, again. He left this morning and is on his way to northern Minnesota. He got up this morning, drove his hour commute to Plymouth and then turned around and drove to Mackinaw City for the night. I saw the weather forecast for where he will be spending the next two weeks and it is COLD! We already miss him terribly. At least we got to celebrate Thanksgiving before he left. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures from Thanksgiving day because, gasp, I forgot my camera! However, we had a very nice day at Grandpa and Grandma Swartz's house. They have a beautiful new addition on to their house which includes a huge dining room and a large, yet, cozy family room. Gorgeous. Lauren even gave it a, "Wow. Lots of room! WooHoo!" Yes, both girls are 'Woo Girls!"

Also, before Keith left, we took the girls to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. We watched The Polar Express the night before and Lauren was really looking forward to visiting Santa. This is her third year visiting the same Santa and I was afraid of this... she wanted nothing to do with him when we got there. I decided it would be best for her to sit on Mrs. Claus' lap and tried to convince her that she was a Grammy. You will notice that neither girl is happy.

Oh well. We will try again next year. I just love going there. The pictures are done in the greenhouse area of Gerych's flower shop. It smells good and is decorated so beautifully and I swear that has to be the real Santa Claus. Pretty authentic looking, don't you think? Anyway, I have many more pictures that I will share at a later time; perhaps tonight I will upload them. These are pics from my mom. I use Keith's laptop all the time anymore and I have my camera software on my desk top so when I find time to use that computer be prepared for picture overload!

Before Grammy and Pa left, we took some family pictures. I love the look on Lilly's face. Again, I have a lot more of these plus pics of Grammy and Pa with the girls. Just like with Santa, these pictures were not easy to do.

One last thing...
Lauren is now in a big girl bed! She needs me in there for a while each night but it been for shorter stretches of time each night. She is still waking up, freaking out and only wanting me. She is extremely attached to me. She won't even go to Keith most of the time. It is always, "Mama, Mama, Mama." Strange that I wanted her to say it for so long and now I wish she would say, "Daddy!" Anyone else go through this or going through this now? How long does this last? I really need some advice on how to handle this especially since Keith is out of town and it is just me for two weeks. I need some way to keep sane and stay even tempered. Help!!! Advice from ANYONE!!!! Please!


Aunt Angela said...

This post was suppose to be on Debbie's new blog, but it would not allow me to leave a comment like I can here, by typing my name. Robin can you make that adjustment?

Aunt Angela

Robin said...

Yes. I forgot to click on the option that allows anyone to leave a comment. Sorry. I'll fix it!

Andrea Rice said...

I LOVE Lily's face in the family picture. You guys are all so cute. Merry Christmas!