Tuesday, December 25, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness - Week 42

Ethan hasn't spent time with my parents
since last Christmas.
My mum and dad came to visit us
in Lusaka for a couple of days.
He did see my mum in July,
when she came to babysit him for a few days.

I don't think I realised
how much he missed them
(or they him)
until we got together
 this past weekend.

My parents are in Toronto
and were suppose to head back to Dar
on the 18th.
But then they learnt
we would be there on the 18th,
so they changed the date of their flight.

We went to visit my parents
at their new place.
Ethan loved it.
(So did I.)
When they were in Dar,
my dad worked a lot,
so even when Ethan would visit
he didn't see much of my dad.

But here,
dad was home.
And Ethan loved it!

They played chess together.

My dad showed Ethan my baby pictures.
Ethan had my mom running wild.
They played hide-and-seek
all over the house. 

On Saturday,
we were getting together with some of my cousins
and their kids.
The original plan
was to meet and head on out.
But we spent the day at my folks.

The kids danced
and played
and ran around the house.

Gangnam Style

Opening presents
My parents loved it.
I'm not sure when they were in a houseful
of children.
They were grandparents
to everyone.

The sad part,
was saying bye.
But we hope
they will come visit us in Lusaka soon.

Happiness is spending time
with the grandparents.


Pieni Lintu said...

So sweet post - families are so important! <3

Darlene said...

What great pictures. How nice they could be together. It's too bad you had to move away from Dar, because I suppose your parents lived there when you did. I am sure Ethan misses them, to say nothing about how they must miss Ethan!!!