There was something of a mass exodus from the Dayton area this week.
On Wednesday Nana and Dziatku left to go help Meaghan in D.C.
On Thursday, my mom, who had been helping out with Harper while I studied and went to class, headed back home to Wisconsin. Harper learned to say grandma while she was here, except she got the syllables a little mixed up. My mother's new name is, "Muga." When she left, Harper stood at our door and said, "Muga all gone. . ." in a pitiful little voice.
Later Thursday, Matt left for AAU Nationals in Tennessee. The earliest he will return is NEXT WEDNESDAY! Argh! We called his phone before Harper went to bed tonight to leave him a good-night message. She asked for him several times today. And then started saying, "Daddy all gone?"
Thank goodness Mike and Ann are coming home tomorrow. Harper won't be stuck all alone with me for much longer.
Today Auntie M took pity on us and we went with her to Batesville, Indiana, to spend the afternoon with her sister and nephews. Harper is in love with Auntie M's nephew, Ben. Except she didn't want to say Ben, she just called him, "People!"
I'm going to try to leave at least a short post and picture each day that Matt is away. That way he won't miss us too much!