Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dad visit

First off, thank you all for Littlest' birthday wishes. It made me very happy reading all of your comments to him! He did have a very fun day, and I'm sure I'll bore you all with the details very soon! My weekend blogging break turned into a longer time away than I expected. Monday I was just too exhausted to do anything and Tuesday we tried to spend as much time with my dad as possible as it was his last full day. He left about 6 this morning with N for the airport.

It was a nice few weeks. I'm so glad he was able to come. It's really important for me that my children have this time with their grandfather. Oldest is already so close to N's mother, I'd like him (and Littlest as well) to be close to my dad. To have that connection with other family.

I didn't really have that growing up. I didn't really connect with my aunts and uncles or cousins. I don't remember my grandparents. I think my boys are really lucky to have so many family members around, even if they are in the States, India, Australia. I definately need to do more work on family connections. I want Oldest and Littlest to feel part of a larger family than N and I can give them. That's not too much to ask, is it?


  1. Large extended families = "more people who love you," as my daughters can attest. So glad the visit got some grandpa bonding going!

  2. Its so nice your dad can come visit,...

  3. i totally understand this... That is something so important for me, with Gen. Unfortunately most of our family could care less...

  4. My dads side of the family is huge and I have managed to contact them all through facebook. We all live all over the country and we keep in contact that way, by photos and quick chats. Glad to hear you had a lovely time with your dad.

  5. It's really nice that you want your children to have those connections. I grew up without any sort of connection beyond my immediate family, and I'd really envy those big families I'd read about in books. It's great that your father was able to visit. Judging by the picture, much fun was had by all!

  6. I'm glad you had a good visit with your dad.

    In answer to your question, damon planted veggies in the box.. I'm not sure what all he planted though..

  7. I wish my family was closer to my son...sometimes physical distance doesn't matter. Even living just a few hours away, my son does not always feel a connection.
    I wish I could make them be more affectionate and attentive.

    love the pics-you have an adorable one year old!

  8. It is a lot of work to keep families together when they're so far apart and it sounds like you're doing a great job fostering the sense of family for your children. I didn't have that growing up and have always envied close-knit large families.

    Best of luck with this!


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