Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Home, home again

We have arrived safely back in the land of chiggers (bites on the kids) and humidity (felt it as soon as we stepped off the plane). Emily brought the kids, freshly bathed and in their jammies, to the airport to meet us. We spied them at the bottom of a long staircase, and a great sight it was, to see them jumping up and down excitedly in their colorful bedtime clothes.

That was last night, and fortunately I didn't have to go to work today, so I could really reconnect with the kids. Emily happily went home (fled?) to her quiet single life in Dallas. I hope Sabrina her cat left her alone while she caught up on her zzz's. My mom stayed another day, will work in San Antonio tomorrow, then head to Waco to visit her mom and Aunt Sudie the next day.

I changed Colin's dirty diaper today, and I realized it was the first time I had done that for 2 weeks. I hadn't missed that - in fact, I hadn't thought about diapers at all. It was great not thinking about anyone else's poop for 2 weeks!

Colin also successfully produced urine in the potty for the first time today for my mom! Yea, Colin (and Nana). Colin seemed confused and nonplussed by all our celebration.

Anna was my constant buddy after she came home from school - she even got in the shower with me this afternoon! The pre-dinner hectic hour was as bad - Colin woke up grumpy and clingy from his nap, and Anna had a few meltdowns, I'm sure working through her pent-up feelings she kept inside since we were gone. Still, it was a lot easier after a 14 day break. The constant dinnertime interruptions/demands were almost welcome.

So, I'm a little jet-lagged, so I'll have to post the last details of the trip another night. And pictures! We got some great images. What a joy not to have to bring 12+ rolls of film with us, have to figure out which were exposed and which weren't, then bring them back to be developed before you know if any of the things you wanted were actually captured on the film. Hooray for digital technology, and for my husband, for picking such a great camera and printer.


Emily said...

I didn't flee home! I WAS happy to be home again, but it was hard to say goodbye to Colin. And I felt bad that I didn't get to say goodbye to Anna since she was already at school.
I miss those grubby little hands holding my hand and the hugs & kisses, but I sure don't miss the whining (or the poop)! Glad you're home.

Anonymous said...

I had a good time staying with Colin,Anna, and Emily. There were moments of meltdowns...(I had my fair share when I was little)...but, there were also sweet moments and coments from both kids.=) It was great picking Anna up from school, and seeing her run to my arms and give me a kiss,and Colin pointing out, with his "eagle eyes", every "BIG truck" and "airlplane", while driving along the road.
Glad you guys had a good time on your trip and came back safely.

Talk to you all later. -Bev-