After our big Pennsylvania trip, Elijah and I will be heading to South Carolina to spend a week with Mom & Dad. While Eric is slaving away at his job here in Nashville, I will be eating lots of ice cream and watching wildlife on the wonderful screened-in porch at my parent’s home. Mom will be driving us back home, with a quick stop in Atlanta to see her side of the family. Perhaps Uncle John will drive up to meet Elijah! Eric's parents have graciously lent us their van (read: tank) so we can take all Elijah's paraphernalia.
So, all the things I have neglected to do these last three months MUST BE DONE BEFORE I LEAVE!!! I cannot explain this strange behavior, but I can tell a story from my childhood:
Before leaving for Pennsylvania one Christmas, Dad made my 11-year-old self stay up until two AM doing important jobs such as reorganizing everyone’s collection of proof sets.
While I will not blame my procrastination on genetics, it could certainly be a learned behavior. Thanks Dad.
Eric mowing the lawn with a toy riding mower:
Elijah loving to swim with Daddy. His float is courtesy of Grammie & Grampa:
Elijah getting dry. Towel courtesy of Grammie & Grampa:
Elijah looking like a big boy:
Elijah finally being interested in a toy:
Sunburnt Daddy, Sleeping Baby: