We are back in the real world of Alaska. What a wonderful trip it was. Two weeks flew by. Seeing Ocoee with family and friends made my entire summer!
During the trip Ocoee learned to wave. When super excited she waves with both hands. She also has mastered the army crawl. Se gets around-very fast too. She had her first taste of watermelon, salmon, guacamole, strawberries and dirt. She loved to dig in the dirt and pick grass. Of course the grass and dirt went straight to her mouth.
Seeing my niece play and love Ocoee was such a emotional time. It is surreal to think my brother and I are all grown up with these amazing children. Ava and I got to spend some quality time together. We went through my makeup bag with her asking me what each thing was, she wanted to watch me braid my hair, and we did a quick shopping trip. She is 100% girl.
Hubby's mom was able to fly in from Nebraska an meet us. She loves being a grandma and spent all of her time showering Ocoee with affection. The little river rat was quite spoilt on this trip. I can't count the number of times I heard Ocoee looks like her daddy.
I really enjoyed catching up with my sister and her beautiful girls. They have grown so big and had so much spunk.
It was the best trip home ever. I love being back at my home in Alaska but my heart already misses my family.
Oh I know the feeling... goodbyes are simply the worst. Living so far away takes that "having a baby changes everything" advice to an entirely new level. Hang in there, my friend!ReplyDelete