Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We're back

I have had so much to write about and so little time to do it lately.
It had been almost two years since I last saw my sister and I thought that was just way too long, so we packed it up and headed to NJ for Fall break. It was so good to be with family and to be home. We packed every minute to make the most of our time there.
We made sure we got to Ocean City, where there is something strangely satisfying about the vast majestic ocean next to the gaudy boardwalk I know so well.
We walked around Philadelphia with all those familiar sights and sounds that I so loved showing the bambinos. Juden's wide-eyed enthusiasm for things is so delightful to see. He wandered through Chinatown singing this James Figurine song called All the way to China, quite happy to be discovering"China".
When the sounds of a musician echoed through Reading Terminal , Juden made sure to run up and put in his request for Jesus Loves me.

Have I mentioned lately, how in love with this little boy I am?

We tried on some rock star glasses on South Street and showed them the "pirate" ships at Penns Landing.

We visited a pumpkin farm and ate apple cider doughnuts...

but the best thing was seeing people that we missed so much.

It was a full, wonderful, chaotic week made even better by Nana of course who seems to cast her spell on all the grandchildren. Juden announced on our way home that he would count the coins in his money jar and buy a house for Nana, right near our house and then paint it pink for her, "cause Nana is a girl so she will like a pink house," and then he can see her everyday.
As we drove back I sat with feet on the dashboard watching those little rainbows of light on the tips of my eyelashes as the setting sun beat down on me listening to this lovely song. I thought of my sister Heather and all the others that I wish I could take with me. It's hard being far from people you love but I savored my time with them, some I don't know when or if I'll see again. Wouldn't it be nice if you could transplant the people you love in to your own little community?