Friday, January 02, 2009

Hard To Say Goodbye

We always know that we will have to go home once we arrive at Grandma and Grandpa's house but it's always hard to say goodbye. After two weeks of having Kirk around plus Grandma and Grandpa and often Aunt Kim we are heading home in the morning where it will once again be just me with all 5 kids during the day :(

What makes this time even harder is that the girls really know who Grandma and Grandpa are this time. Today Julianna walked through the house saying, "Where's Papa?" She can often be heard saying "Where are you Granma?" She can also say "Aunt Kim or Hi Aunt Kimmy" It's just too cute so of course my mommy brain or more my mommy heart is just breaking that tomorrow morning I'm going to drive these little girls away from their Grandma and Grandpa and they don't even understand why! I know they will be fine but I always feel bad that they have no real concept of what's going on - like why we are crazy enough to sit in a car for 17 hours one day and just show up somewhere else!!

Some parting shots along with proof that it is seriously hard to take a good photo of three 2-year-olds!!

Some fun shots with Aunt Kim who came over tonight to say goodbye :(

And a great shot of Grandpa with Kaitlyn and Caleb

More news when we get back to VA and back to "normal" life :( Please pray that we are safe and that the girls sleep just a tad longer then last time! With Alyssa I'll take anything!! Although I am thinking she's afraid of the dark. TV or lights on - no screaming but as soon as they are off she loses it. Weird, huh? Is she even old enough to be afraid??


Denise Wheeler said...

I know you are on the road now but I wanted you to know(when you get home) that there are lots of prayers for safe travel for you all. I am also praying for some sleep from the girls for you.

Cadi, Lance and our 4 miracles. said...

That didn't seem like 2 weeks already. Hope you had a nice quiet ride home. By the way, I think you meant Grandpa instead of Grandma for the last photo.

The Nash Family said...

In the one picture, Rachel looks like your mom to me!

Hope your drive is going well and hope to see you tomorrow at church...though I am sick now!