One of my friend on Facebook teased me about coming home: they were like "sure you miss them and can't wait to see them..." but I really did miss my critters and couldn't wait to come home and see them. Seriously who wouldn't want to come home to the best kids ever!
Don't get me wrong, it was a wonderful trip but I really did miss my kids. The good thing is that they missed me horribly (wouldn't leave me until bed time as you can see from the picture) but had a great time at their wonderful Abuelita's home!!!! I think the hardest part leaving is how you feel like you missed something. I know it is only in my mind but it seems like I left a couple babies and got back full blown toddlers. Harmon expressed himself so well about everything that happened. It is great to see them doing so well but it still like I missed so much.
Harmon said it best when we arrived. He jumps into the car and says "Mommy I had a wonderful time at Gualita's but I am ready to go home". It wasn't always easy for him. The first day I wanted to fly back because Harmon told me: "Mommy, I am upset" but by the time I called later he reported happily "Mommy I am having a fun time, I am happy". It is such a groundbreaking happy milestone for him to be talking like this. It makes it much easier for me to leave and know he can express himself finally and I can really respond to what he needs. Even in our December trip this wasn't the case.... BIG MILESTONE!!!
The babies fared pretty well also! Rachel got her first hairstyle (I don't know why I never thought of something like this but we all know girliness is not my forte). My dad just ADORED Callum. They played the "hello/goodbye" game for hours. Callum would run into his study and say "Hello"... my father would say "Hello" and Callum would than say "bye bye" and run out. It gave my father such joy to play like that with him. Honestly it made me happy that everyone had a good time with them. But now they are home and I'm glad, I missed my critters!!!!!!!
We had a great time and I've got fun stories and pictures to share(I'm in the midst of uploading); so I promise they will come tomorrow. But alas for now I'm tired (and shocked when I got to the airport and found out Casey Anthony got acquitted... what the hell????)and I'm just glad to be home with my critters. Tomorrow we are staging the 4th of July... we have time to make up for :)