We started a ritual last year for my mom's birthday where instead of buying her a present, we offer up ourselves for slave labor. Ha! Just kidding. But seriously, there is a crazy amount of stuff she needs done around her house, and we don't have as much time to help as we would like, so we figure planning to help once a year is better than not helping at all. This year we accomplished very little...I fell asleep and Eric "installed" a TV antenna by propping it up on her bathroom window...In his defense, that's the only place it got a signal. I felt a little guilty about our lack of productivity, but mom assured me that she was more than happy with her present and spent the whole next day watching This Old House and Antiques Roadshow and other "really neat" shows on MPT, a station not available on Netflix or Hulu. It's nothing I would have written home about, but hey, whatever floats your boat!
When Jacob started getting tired and fussy, grammy rocked him and sang, and when grammy sang, Hannah crawled up on the arm of the chair and got in on the snuggle.