Since we are a military family, we have no family “close-by” that we can fall back in a time of need. Most of our family lives in New England, so it takes an entire day to travel there. My dad and step-mom (so excited that they are finally married!) make the long drive to visit us at least twice a year and we go up to visit family and friends once a year. Adrian’s mom comes to visit a few times during the year as well. The boys enjoy playing with their grandparents when they are here. The weekend they were all here for Noah’s birthday party was no different. I’m looking forward to the school aged years when the boys will be able to spend a week or two up in New England during the summer. I just know they will have a blast fishing with Grampy, cheesing it up for Grammy’s camera, and watching hockey and James Bond movies with Grandma. Until then we savor the short weekend trips we have with them. They go all too quickly and before we know it they are headed back to New England to work for a living. This time around we had some fun moments catching up and enjoying time together.
Adrian and Grandma enjoyed the last regular season home game of the season. Grandma was so excited to wear a hockey jersey for the first time ever! Xander loved chatting it up with Grampy about Transformers I watched my dad interact with them and my heart meltedGrammy helped Noah work on his next major milestone We enjoyed our first BBQ of the season cooked by the grill master himself. Seriously this man grills in the rain, sleet and snow like a true Mainah. Fire up the grill, give this man a beer and he is happy. Grandma, Adrian and Xander made some eggsWhen the weekend ended the boys said their good-byes. I wish I could explain to them why they don’t see their grandparents more often. It’s particularly hard the morning after everyone leaves and they are no longer in the guest bedroom. I can just imagine the sad look on Xander’s face when he bounds into the bedroom and finds it empty. No Grammy to jump on, no Grampy to tickle him. Someday he will understand that even though loved ones live far away they are never stop loving their Grandbabies.