We drove (yuck)-- I hate the long drive, but it's hard
to fly when we have loads of Christmas gifts and luggage
for a month. We planned a short hop to Florida or
Charleston also. We actually did make it to Charleston
for four days.
It was great seeing our son, Erik, Emily and the three
grand kids. We hadn't seen them since September and Ty,
(7 mo) was crawling and pulling himself up, cruising along
the furniture and climbing stairs. He is a charmer. Adorable.
And cuddly. He amuses his sisters, Anna and Taylor, with
Anna loved the painting set we gave her---also Taylor
Erik finished the basement, so now we have our own bedroom,
bath and family room to get some peace and quiet. Yeah, right!!
With three kids in the house!!! And the drum set in the basement.
It was an eventful visit. First, Gary and I got the stomach virus
(sick for four days). Erik got it too. Then the Atlanta ice storm hit.
Schools were closed for the week and Emily got to stay home
(her office shut down also). She was happy about that. But, the
last few weeks rolled along happily. We also saw the animated
children's film, Despicable Me four times! I'm still not tired of it.
Loved every minute of baby sitting Ty.