Look who's back! Leanne and Mama Hop rolled into town to keep Josie and I company while Travis was on a business trip to Europe.
Mama Hop threw herself into Feeding Tube 101 like a champion. Although this was not her first experience with a feeding tube - Leanne had one circa 1977 - the technology has changed a bit since then. My super savvy mom was undeterred by the electronic pump and all of it's beeping and she became an expert in no time.
Aunt Leanne took great pride in "paci duty" in which she would promptly return the pacifier to Josie's mouth each and every time she spit it out. Let me tell you, folks, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone else with such a talent (and patience) for "paci duty"!
Our guests also helped us with various other household duties including baby bathing and grocery shopping...
Leanne took great pride in pushing the cart with Josie in it. She would inform every passer by that "That's my sister. This is her baby, 'Catfish with Ketchup.' This is my favorite baby. I pray for this baby every night!" Now everyone at my neighborhood grocery store thinks I named my baby "Catfish with Ketchup."
The highlight of the visit was Friday night. It started out calmly enough; we invited our good friends, Curt and Abbey over for pizza. Abbey held Josie while Leanne read aloud and demonstrated sign language.
My mom and Leanne had recently attended a rock ballet and Leanne decided to demonstrate some of the ballet moves for our guests.
Somehow this evolved into a Michael Jackson themed dance marathon...
While Abbey, my mom, and myself attempted to keep up, Curt was the only one who could truly match Leanne's energy and enthusiasm.
Leanne - Friday,11:30pm
Leanne - Saturday, 9:00am
Looks like someone had a bit too much Propofol.
(I'm sorry - bad Michael Jackson joke. I love you, Michael. RIP!) Luckily, this sleepy state quickly disappeared with the mention of a Starbucks Frappucino.
Overall, we had a great time together!
And Josie can't wait for another memorable visit from her lively Aunt Leanne.