Monday I took Ethan and she stayed with Alayna while I went to the grocery store. I spent the rest of the day cooking and baking and then we took dinner over to the Flores family.
Tuesday we packed the kids up and went to Costco. We enjoyed a cheap lunch of hot dogs and frozen yogurt... so healthy :) Later that day she took Ethan out on a special date while we hosted our weekly dinner with friends. She took him to McDonalds and then to Big Lots where he picked out two new cars. It was really cute how excited he was to go on a "date" with Grandma. It was also nice not to have him underfoot here while we hosted dinner.
Wednesday we spent the entire morning cleaning my house. Jerrod ended up coming over for the day as well, and he played with Ethan ALL day long. Ethan had so much fun, and even tired Jerrod out :) After we all rested/took naps my mom and I ran to Ross where we picked up a new pair of shoes for Ethan (he has outgrown ALL his other shoes). We came home and prepared a delicious pork tenderloin for dinner.
Thursday we went to Cabazon for a few hours. I found Ethan another pair of shoes at the Stride Rite outlet for only $10.oo... score! I also found four super cute shirts at the Charlotte Russe outlet. Three of them were only $5.00 each... another score! My mom ended up getting them for me for my birthday present (along with some cute earrings and bracelets). We ate lunch at Ruby's and headed home for naps.
Friday I went over to my mom's. My brother was there all day, as it was his day off. We set up the bounce house for Ethan and he had fun playing in it. After he napped we walked up to the park by her house. It was great to have my mom for the week. I'll miss her next week when I'm alone with the kids and facing reality :)
While my mom was here she taught Ethan how to sing his ABCs. It is SO cute. We get a kick out of it every time he does it. He didn't even know how to sing before. Here is a picture of Ethan "reading" a book to Alayna on my mom's lap.