Jason knew exactly what I would want as a souvenier! The trip yesterday went smoothly for all of us. Jason had a row to himself on the plane, so it didn't feel too crowded. He was up for 24 hours yesterday, so he was justifiably exhausted by the time we got home. But then again, so were we all. The kids spent most of the day in the car and didn't get naps, but handled it all really well.
I am so thankful to have family near the airport. After 2 1/2 hours in the car, we were able to go to someone's home, have a snack, go for a nice walk, visit, and check flight info. We left my cousin's house shortly after when we knew Jason's flight had landed and as we walked into the International baggage claim area, he was emerging from customs. Perfect timing!! The kids came unglued! Well, actually, they came glued. Stuck themselves to their Daddy and didn't let go. George literally climbed up Jason and got himself onto his shoulders (his favorite seat), and Emma hugged him so hard she cut off circulation to his legs! Oh yeah, I was excited too! We are so glad to have him home.
We lucked out with traffic and got out of the Metro area fairly quickly. We stopped at McD's shortly after to let the kids go crazy at a Playplace while Jason and I inhaled some food. All in all, the day was long, but good. Oh, and guess what I saw out my window this morning?