Aug 27, 2009
Florida -> Texas (belated)
After my sides of the family came to visit the newborn, Daniel's sister and her brood hauled in from Florida. We had three boys in the house, ages 4, 5 and 7! Penn had his first real sleep over.
When I first met Daniel's family in Florida I was scared stiff and trying not to collapse under the pressure of meeting this smart and opinionated military woman and mother who was going to tower over me from the tops of her legs up to here. I had my fingers crossed for weeks before the trip that the sweet and shining part of Penn would be the personality that we packed to take with us.
It doesn't happen every day that you fall in love with your common-law-in-law, so I guess that was just a lucky day. They're fantastic. :)
Seeing as how this is a belated post and I'm running on an infants sleep schedule combined with a kindergartner's new school schedule I can't quite recall what we did while they were here. There was a lot of eating and cooking and washing dishes. There was a lot of boy noise and cars and transformers and wii.
There were a lot of strawberries and cantaloupe and coffee and leftovers. Mostly there was a lot of talking all in person and face to face and around a big dinner table and holy fun.
I'm still trying to convince them to have a girl so Margot will have someone to play with too.
We're so grateful everyone is getting to come. The parade of Margot continues.
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