Friday, November 17, 2006

Heading Home

Although it's been a little stressful at times and I'm not looking forward to the flight home, I'm so glad that I brought Abigael down to California with me. The visit with her grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins has been so good for her. Right now I'm looking at her passed out on the couch taking a nap (over an hour now) and I know she's had a great time too. She and Emma seem to get along wonderfully, it's such a shame that they don't get to see each other more often. I'm not too worried though, the entire family is very committed to making sure the cousins feel close even though they live so far apart.
Today was another fun one. Emma spent the night with us at Grandma and Popi's house. The girls woke up with bright, shiny faces and started the day with a big breakfast. Mid-morning, Kathie (Grandma) and I walked with the girls up to the neighborhood park. As soon as we hit the grass, Emma took off for the swingset and Abigael made a beeline for the jungle gym to fling herself down a slide.

...Oh well, I was interrupted and now it's time to head off for the airport. It's been a wonderful visit but I think we're ready to head home.


Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. I bet the girls ran every ragged. Good! I agree you did the right thing taking Abigael with you. To bad it was only for a few days. I know Kathie would have enjoyed more time with her as do I
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Anonymous said...

We miss both of you already. Even though we had a long work day at church today, we can home to an empty house, no girls playing together or Matthew screaming, it is too quiet! Emma was so cute last night when you left, she was waving and saying "good-bye Abigael, Mommy what do I call her?" "You mean Auntie Christie?" "No, what do I call her?" "Do you mean cousin?" "Yes, good-bye cousin Abigael." I know she misses her soooo much already. After all Abigael is her best friend from Seattle. Thank you for a wonderful,but too short of a visit.
Love, Mom