My mom gave me a vacation. She flew the Kiddo and myself out to Arizona to hang out with the family. It was timed perfectly, my little brother was back in town, my other brother was able to visit for three full days, my twin took five days off, my sister took three… and of course my parents were there every day :)
Uncle T spent the entire last year in Korea, which sounds like the coolest adventure ever! He got back to the states a couple days before we flew down and he spent almost every day playing with the Kiddo and hanging out.
He very trustingly let the Kiddo play a few games on his iPad, he showed him how to do quite a few things with it and the two of them spent a lot of time together.
Grampie (my dad) had the pool nice and clean and the Kiddo went swimming several times. I didn’t expect him to jump off the diving board, usually he is too concerned with getting his head wet to want to jump in.
Something about grannie and grampies house gave him motivation though and he jumped in several times.
Uncle P drove up from Tucson and spent three days hanging out with us. I really enjoy his company and am so glad he was able to visit. The Kiddo adores him, he is so patient and fun with kids.
Auntie D was able to arrange her days off to take an extra long weekend and spent a ton of time with us. She loves the Kiddo and he loves her, she’s his “mommy number 2” and he says she is more fun then I am because she plays with him more and yells at him less. Silly kid, that is an aunts JOB *chuckle*
He got sick, of course. It seems like he always gets sick when we fly down to Arizona. Uncle T had brought some souvenir masks from Korea for him though so it worked out well.
Because of the mask he was able to help Auntie D make double chocolate marshmallow brownies!
All in all it was a really great visit. It felt like it lasted far longer then the two weeks that it was. I managed to work on my school while I was there. I even received full points for the assignments I turned in that week (no slacker here!). My dad told me he was proud of my ability to focus… I got the warm and fuzzies :)
Now that we’re back it is time to get back into the grind of things. I spent the weekend finishing up a few more school assignments and making lists for what needs to be done before the Kiddo’s first day of school. Tonight we have soccer practice and Saturday is the Kiddo’s second soccer game of the season. Monday is “meet the teacher” day, and Tuesday is his first day of school.