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?