The trip started and ended with going to a state's highest point (Jed's new thing). On the way, West Virginia. On the way home, Pennsylvania. And, on top of the new counties (another Jed thing) we got just coming and going, Jed went on a 10 county trip to Indiana one morning.
I finished three books (
We over packed on things like socks and shoes since we almost never left Grandma's house. And much to my kids disappointment and my joy, it didn't snow except very briefly in the middle of the night and I only know that because in the winter, I check weather.com quite frequently.
There are four girl cousins (but one is only 3 months old). Luckily the other three are aged almost 7, 8 and almost 8. They don't always get along, but they usually do pretty well together and this trip seemed to be mostly getting along. Or maybe I was just left out of the not-getting-along problems.
I basically saw Buddy for an average of six minutes per day. These minutes consisted of asking for food or drink, or needing help because he needed a bathroom badly and all the bathroom were occupied. He spent most of his time with the older boy cousins (aged 13, almost 11, 9 1/2, and almost 9). Buddy's 6 1/2. They were in the basement playing the
Little Guy I saw a little more frequently than Buddy. But not much. He spent a lot of time in the basement exploring Jed's old toys, watching the big kids play the
So, overall a fun trip. And to wrap it all up... a photo of Grandma and Grandpa with the grandchildren.
|Poor lighting. Crappy camera. And too many kids to get looking and smiling at once.|