Friday, August 01, 2008

The Rest of our Vacation

Two weeks ago this coming Monday, we said goodbye to Granny yet again. We enjoyed a relaxing couple of days with her in Gladewater. Josiah did get a fever while he was there but it was gone in 24 hours. At least he was somewhere that he could slow down and relax. It's hard to believe that we probably won't see her again until Christmas time.

Once we arrived in Arlington that Monday, we spent time birthday shopping for Josiah, running a few errands and spending time playing with cousins. We took the boys to the park to play. Caleb really enjoyed playing basketball and the little ones enjoyed the playground and riding bikes and scooters.

Caleb just after throwing the ball

Brock with a look of determination

On Tuesday morning, we went to the Aquarium in Dallas. All the boys had a wonderful time. Caleb and Brock probably could have stayed longer, but us grown ups were getting hungry.

Josiah, Nana, and Levi

Nana, Josiah and Caleb (notice Josiah is pretty much attached to Nana in all pictures)

Me, Levi, RyAnn, and Braxton

Nana and her boys (the best possible picture)

Tuesday evening, we celebrated Josiah's birthday. When Nana asked what he wanted for his birthday, he response was, "Chocolate!" So, he got to help make his chocolate birthday cake. I think he would have been fine without any gifts but when he was asked what kind of present he wanted, the only thing he said was a dirt bike with a remote control. Fortunately, we were able to find one on sale.

Josiah before his birthday starts

Levi, Me, and Josiah

Wednesday morning, we woke up bright and early to drive back to Florida. My Dad was wonderful and offered to drive us back. It's not the worst drive but it's not a little 2 hour drive. The boys once again traveled well over the two full days in the car. Although it's two full days of driving, I think I prefer driving over flying. It was so nice to know that we had a home to come back to after these past few months. We arrived safely and are finally getting into a routine again.

1 comment:

The O'Connell Clan said...

I am so glad you guys had fun and that the drive home went well. Josiah looks so big and I am so excited he got a remote control dirt bike for his birthday...Drew did too :-)