After so many months of waiting and cancelled plans to see him we were finally going to see Oliver. We ended up leaving Rock Hill on Saturday so we were going to have an extra day with him. I had waited and waited and finally the day had come but I was worried he wouldn’t recognize me. I was also worried about how Jack would react but that was for another day because we decided to leave him at home for the first visit. Since he was born I have been singing this little silly song every time we Facetime and my plan was to sing it when he saw me in person in the hopes he would recognize me. I was however fully prepared for him to be shy though, because he hadn’t seen me in person since he was a tiny baby. Turns out he was initially shy when we walked in the door but when I started singing the song he completely lit up. Within a few minutes he was in my arms and all was right with the world. That may sound a bit melodramatic, but all you grandmas out there know what I mean.
My daughter was thrilled to see us too, especially because we came bearing gifts. Over the past several months I have scoured thrift stores for good deals on clothes and my sister sent two bags as well. We filled her living room with clothes sized all the way up until age 5 so over the next few years she will only need to supplement. That felt great!
The next day we brought Jack over and thankfully that all went well. Jack isn’t fond of little kids, but he is also super jealous so he was more than happy to share my lap with Oliver. Since it was a beautiful sunny day we decided to head to the beach so we piled three adults and two dogs into Kyrston’s car.
Unfortunately right before we hit the beach we ran into a fog bank. It was beautifully sunny until 5 miles away, but then it was like being in a cloud. We were committed though and Oliver didn’t seem to mind at all especially because Kyrston thought ahead and brought warm clothes for him. I will say that the adults were a bit outnumbered with dogs and baby running around, but it was a fantastic time. Lee had been wanting to do this for months and I was so glad we all got to be there together.
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