My youngest daughter Tina and her 2 boys visited us for 9 days. I took them back to the airport and then came back to an empty house yesterday. I felt so sad missing them all, that I just cried and sat on my recliner and watched 2 movies. I did not want to do anything else. When John came home, he asked why I did not go swimming and I told him it was too depressing to swim without Brendan and he knew exactly what I meant.
We had such a fun week, considering that when we went to pick them up at the airport, it was hailing so hard that we had to stop twice because we could not see the road.
The last time I saw them was when the little baby was born last February. I met them at the airport and the big brother wouldn't come to me. He wanted to go back to the airplane. Of course that changed pretty quickly.
Tina, being a professional photographer who mostly does weddings, immediately started taking pictures in the secret garden. She said I did a very good job on it.
John turned on the wet deck and Brendan had so much fun trying to catch the water. He could not even close his mouth from extreme excitement. He kept saying, "This is so cool, lala!"
And finally, someone is brave enough to go on the slide.
The boys were always happy. It was such a joy to be seeing them smile all the time. I really miss them. I miss big brother waking me up every morning to tell me, "Wake up, lala, it's swimming time!" When I asked him what time it is, he says it is already thirty o'clock, lol.
Then, I took them to see the Windsor Ruins. I knew Tina would want to take pictures cause I remember how much she enjoyed taking pictures of the columns of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
And the baby's starting to take after B's personality. He is always smiling too!...and so talkative! I just wish I understood what he was saying, lol!
Excuse my pj's, lol! The boys took over our recliners when they were indoors. They were really comfortable there.
We went to Louisiana Mall in Baton Rouge on a Sunday and while Tina and I were shopping at Gap, John took Brendan. When we went out of the store, we found them at Brookstone with B dancing to a loud music with the employees. Several shoppers stopped to watch and took pictures and videos. He did not stop dancing until we insisted it was time to go.