But here are some pictures from the trip!
Mary, eating an apple at the airport:
and unhappy on the airplane, trying to ignore the airplane by watching “Singin’ in the Rain”:
At my parents’ house, Mary explored many animals and outdoor activities–especially soccer and cats.
My two babies:
She hung out with aunt Melissa–here with Moses the cat:
Anna got in on the soccer action:
Mary hung out with Anna:
My children were held, hugged, and carried about by many relatives.
Eddie, Wesley, Nathan, and Julie:
Katie and Wesley (the manliness of his legwarmers was much maligned):
Sue and Wesley:
Linda and Wesley–I find this giggly picture of Wesley heartstoppingly cute.
Wesley and aunt Melissa:
We hung out with Linda and her fiance, Jacob, of whom I approve.
Mary and Melissa colored eggs. Mary LOVED it. Look at the uncontrollable joy on her face. Obviously, she is too young to realize that coloring eggs is soul-suckingly boring. Melissa gets all kinds of auntly bonus points for realizing that Mary would love it.
Sorry, Lis–apparently you’re not actually in any of these photos. She was there.
I got a haircut. It was much needed. Before:
Then, Mary got some weird fever-inducing virus. Then she gave it to me. Here she is–a sad puppy.
She recovered to bake cookies with Grandma Cal:
When we got home, they were so glad to see Daddy. It was adorable.