Yesterday we drove back (to our second) home after a fun but short lived weekend in LA. The girls and I pulled in to the land of Carl’s jr and Priuses on Friday around 4:30, local time, and N was able to meet up with us shortly after.
MG was soooooo excited to see him and could hardly contain her excitement as we grew (or should I say, inched) closer in LA traffic. A lot of people have asked how the girls have done during this separation and it is hard to explain. Since normally N is only around for a few hours of the day and MG doesn’t understand the concept of time, it’s almost as if he’s been at work for a really long time. Plus having my parents around has been a great distraction. Right now it’s as if she has two mommies because there are two adults almost always at her beckoned call. However, right about the two week mark, she starts to show signs of sadness and frustration. This weekend fell perfectly at the end of that period.
LA threw us a beautiful spring party with cool weather in the evenings and humidless heat by day. During N’s conference on Saturday, I took the girls to the zoo which was only a few minutes from our hotel. It was huge and we only had time to see about a third of it before calling it a day.
I will say those LA people love to see babies. Bea received more comments than an average visit to the south, which is saying a lot. I never saw a family with more than two kids the entire time I was there. Three-four is the style back home but so many strangers pointed out that “I had my hands full”. I can only smile and laugh!
We said our final goodbye to daddy on Sunday but only until the last week in March when he joins us for good out here and then we will all fly back to our school house together.
He begins the moving process for us in less than a week! I am on pins and needles (and truthfully feeling slightly awesome that I don’t have to help with it