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With a Little Help From My Friends

This week is only half over and has already been so wonderfully full. Last night a neighbor friend, Amy, came over after the boys were in bed and hung out until way too late. She kept saying she could go home and I was like "No! Stay and hang out." The adult conversation after being without it all day is so nice. This morning was a little rough but Oscar made it easier by sleeping in 3 hour stretches last night. It's amazing how your perspective changes as to what constitutes good sleep. 3 hours? Amazing. After getting Sawyer to school this morning, my friend Kaitlyn and her daughter Hadley came over to catch up and play. Hadley is two so she had a good time exploring all of Sawyer's toys. Conversations with a toddler around are always incredibly broken. But we managed to catch up on her life which was great. Oscar slept for a few hours after they left and I caught up on some work and emails. I'd managed to catch up on the 750+ emails in my work inbox last week and when I signed in today, I already had 70 new ones. No wonder I feel like I'm chained to my computer at work! In the afternoon our friends the Allens came over. Beau and Harper had a good time playing with Sawyer and meeting Oscar and Laurie and I got to catch up some now that she's not teaching in the summer. Sawyer and I spent a weekend in a N. GA mountain cabin with them in February and had a blast. Now we just have to figure out when we can go again. O was exhausted and is actually sleeping in the baby taco upstairs (it's 9:15pm) and I am about to tackle the laundry that didn't get folded yesterday. Both Sawyer and I are missing Carey a lot, but staying busy and having fun things to do has helped immensely.


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