The Olympics has taken a toll on my blogging. I find myself staring at the television for hours on end while my computer sits buzzing on my lap. But tonight I'm back to share photos from our trip back East. For 2 weeks in July we traveled with all our children to visit gramma & grandpa Joe in Connecticut. It was the first time we took all the children on the airplane & surprisingly enough they did wonderful. And once we arrived the children had 10 days to build wonderful memories with their East coast family. Johnnie had so much fun spending one on one time with gramma. Drawing, playing outside with airplanes, going on walks to the pond alone with gramma & with his brothers. 
It was so warm our entire visit which allowed for lots of hours spent outside enjoying a mini pool (a first for Holly) & the slip & slide which was a first for the boys. Johnnie also had the chance to play Badminton & he LOVED it.
We also made time for cuddles, naps, first steps, first meetings with papa, a family bbq, time with cousin Isobel & a best man job in a wedding which is the main reason we ventured back East in the first place.
Our last day was bittersweet. We had a wonderful visit. The kids loved all their special moments with their grandparents & right before we got in the car to drive away we made sure to take some last photos & then poor Jimmy asked gramma to go on one last walk to the pond but she had to say no because it was time to go. Our little guy fell apart & cried as we drove away while the other boys just sat silent in their seats. And that's how we knew the boys had as much fun as we did. We can't wait for our next visit. But I imagine even though we have been gone for 3 weeks they finally just recovered from the visit because these kids may be cute but they are loud & a handful including the 6'4" kid.

1 comment:

Jackie Kelly said...

What great pictures! Reminds me of the wonderful time we had with all of you. Too quiet here now...can't wait for our next visit. Love and hugs to all!