Thursday, April 30, 2009

Namesake

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to visit Jeremy's aunt and uncle, the parents of Grayson's namesake, Nate. Uncle Gary and Aunt Eldora were in Michigan because of Eldora's work, and we made the drive up to Mount Pleasant to have a chance to see them.
While we were visiting them at their hotel, we had the opportunity to take the boys swimming for the first time this year, which means it was this child's first time in a pool - EVER!
We had lots of fun splashing around and practicing floating. I was telling Jayce that this year he is going to learn to swim, with the help of swimmies or a life jacket.
Do you think he enjoyed the water? Grayson just reclined on me most of the time, kicking his legs. Every once in a while, he would sit up and splash with his hands for a few minutes, then recline again. He really seemed to enjoy it.
After we got back up to Gary and Elorda's hotel room, Uncle Gary took some time to read with Jayce. They were looking at a Goldbug book, one of Jeremy's favorites when he was a kid, and now a definite favorite of Jayce's.
We had a wonderful, but much too short of a visit with Uncle Gary and Eldora. As we were driving back home, we were discussing how we could fit a visit down to Pennsylvania into our already hectic summer. I'm sure we'll find a way... after all, we can't wait another year to see these wonderful relatives again!

6 comments:

Jenney said...

Is Jeremy sleeping in the top picture???

Jenney said...

Is Jayce NAKED reading? Oh my, I am too nosey, but am also laughing :o)

Kim M said...

Looks like you had a great visit - when I first say Jeremy in the first picture, I was sure he probably was sleeping (sleep deprivation is a hard thing to fight) and I know Jayce was not naked but it did look like it. Can't wait to do some of that swimming with those little guys!

MelArcile said...

First of all, Jeremy is not sleeping. I just caught the picture at the wrong time. There were two kids there to keep under control during dinner... do you really think he would have been able to sleep?!?!
And Jayce is NOT naked... well, according to HIS definition, he is. But he was in a diaper, just not dressed after returning from the pool. Yes, Jayce thinks THAT means he's naked. I'm fine with that...
Melissa

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you were able to connect with each other, but I am jealous that we couldn't be there too! Please come visit us in PA! Love to you all. Aunt Susie

BlogBaby said...

Looks like a fun trip!