Cousin Hannah offers to "hold him forever."Anna was thrilled to reunite with grandparents, great-grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Joshua got to meet everyone he'd been told about, and was a popular guest as the only boy at Aunt Faith's baby shower!
I think we've recovered from the trip and Anna can't stop talking about all those fish she caught with Papa, Daddy, Haley, and Uncle Ezra on Sunday. I wish I had photos, but they're being held hostage on Papa's camera.
We anticipate that the next few months will hold more adventures. Daddy is finished with school for now and is spending his time solving the issue of veterans' homelessness. (See www.endhomelessness.org) He'll also be taking an evening course starting in July.
We've batted ideas around on how to spend our free time. John's proposal of a trip to India was countered with the suggestion that we wait until Baby Joshua is more adequately inoculated, like when he's 12 and Big Sister's 15, maybe. He agreed. I think we'll do some less exotic long-weekend trips here and there. Anna has already cast her vote for locations that involve sand and saltwater. She still remembers her trip to "Why-hee" last year and now thinks that every beach trip involves an airplane. While it's nothing like glorious Hawaii, we reminded her that another ocean isn't too far from Virginia. In the meantime, we're doing a little urban gardening, blowing bubbles, playing at the park with friends, taking field trips around DC, riding bikes; and Joshua is searching for his thumb.
Real men have their diapers changed on purple changing pads.