On Thursday evening we went with Yazzie to watch Grant's 6th grade choir do a show of all Disney songs. It was only about 30 minutes long and all the kids were dressed as Disney characters. Olivia loved it!
On Friday morning, we closed on our new house. Unfortunately we did not get any pics but for the memory book, I want to always remember Olivia at this closing. As I mentioned before, this whole real estate process has been really interesting to her. So she was really excited for the closing. At 5:30 am on Friday morning, she woke us up by screaming from her room "Let's go buy a house today!! Let's go buy a house today!" She was very particular about her outfit (because you have to look nice on the day you buy a new house). And at the closing, she was totally "on." She was chatting up the banker, realtor and representative from the title company on everything you can imagine from how she was going to decorate her room, to how she is excited about going to Kinkaid, to all the things she is going to help with as a big sister. In fact, after the closing the representative from the title company sent us an email saying that her daughter babysits and if we ever need a babysitter for Olivia, she knows her daughter would love her!
That day was Cinco de Mayo, so we went to a party at Westside and then headed to a local Mexican restaurant for dinner. I've been loving some virgin pina coladas this pregnancy and so has Olivia!
On Saturday morning we went to Sibling Class. Olivia learned how to swaddle her baby and put on a diaper. She watched a little video about how to help as a Big Sister. It was a sweet little class that I know made her feel special. I will admit I got a little emotional watching her in the class. I know her little world is about to be rocked and I know the sibling relationship can be a difficult one to navigate. I'm also sure that there will be plenty of love to go around and that she is tough and fierce and feisty and will hold her own and make sure she's seen. But still, my heart hurts a little for her as I'm guessing there will be jealous and sad feelings mixed in with excited and happy ones in the coming months. So...when the silly little video began to talk about you may feel sad or jealous when your parents bring home your new sibling, there were definitely some tears rolling down these puffy cheeks of mine!
When we got home, Matt's best friend from growing up, Jon, was in town with his new daughter so they ended up coming over for a bit and Miss O got to try out all the skills she just learned in class!
That night we went to see Seussical with my parents. Its a great show!
And then on Sunday, my mom hosted a little luncheon for me at B&B Butchers. It was a small and quiet little luncheon that was lovely and thoughtful and so fun. Another great reminder of the sweet little village we have!
And after the luncheon we were having an open house, so we went to the pool and then for sno cones!