We were so anxious our entire trip home because we wanted to be with our kids already. We missed them so so much, and I kept imagining what they might do when they saw us again. I pictured them running up to me and Casey and giving a tight squeeze.....
Well, Ryan picked us up from the Airport and took us to my brothers house where our car stayed while we were gone. Summer met us there with the kids and the timing was perfect. We both arrived at pretty much the same time. Summer was in the middle of getting kids out of the car, and I couldn't take it anymore, as soon as we pulled to a stop I jumped out and ran to the car. I went to where both Alena and Canyon were standing in the car, and they were both paying attention to the opposite direction of me. I tapped on Alena's shoulder and said her name and she turned around. No hug...not yet. I got a pretty blank stare. We spent some time with them over facetime every couple of days, but this was very different. She came to my arms very cautiously. Canyon went right for Casey and seemed a little bit more excited. As we got inside, the kids just went about their business playing. We brought them all home a little treat, and they all had a blast eating through the chocolate to see what toy they had hidden inside.
We put our kids to bed, and got to bed ourselves because we were exhausted.
The real fun began the next morning. When the kids woke up (which was super early), neither of them would let Casey or I leave their sight. They were afraid of being left again or just needed extra cuddles. They were a bit needy, but I enjoyed being able to just hold Alena Close and canyon cared more about Casey than me. He wouldn't even let Casey leave the house to put our stuff in the car because he was afraid we might leave him again. He loved being at Summer's house and before we had even made it home (our drive was another 5 hours) he was asking to play at Summer's house again. I am so glad they were so well cared for and they had such a good time with my sweet sister and her family. I missed them, and we made it home with enough time to still watch Frozen with the kids before bedtime (it came out on DVD while we were away).
|Little ragdoll :) With her special egg|
|Canyon as well as the other kids loved the cool cheap toys.|