Friday, August 5, 2011

Grandmamas, Mamas, and Babies

Last week was THE reunion! My Mama brought my baby home!!! It was not a moment too soon! Actually, it was a day late thanks to United...but this is a happy post. I'll rail on them later. CRH and I met them at the airport with leis (and wine for my mom). It was a long tedious travel process!

The same day they arrived, a mama monk seal had a baby in the same spot where she had one last summer. It immediately became part of our to-do list. We didn't do a whole lot except sit around on the beach, drink wine, and laugh as she had requested to do this trip. It seems I showed her the entire island last time and she just wanted to relax this trip. I've heard I'm a bit of a travel Nazi.

The first night here, we caught sunset at Monument. The next day we had a lovely beach day there. We sat on my favorite beach the following day and watched the turtles. That was an awesome day! I triple love this picture of them.

We visited the monk seals and walked the grounds of Turtle Bay. There is a place there that CRH and I have determined will be Eve's wedding spot, so I showed that to my Mama as well. I love this picture of them too. I took it with my phone, but it's surely to be a sentimental one. Check back in 25 years for the follow up one of them standing in that doorway.

My Mama was also here for Eve's 1st day of 3rd grade. What a special day that was to take her with us to Eve's school. I left Eve in her classroom and walked outside to my Mama standing there and spontaneously burst into tears. I actually cry every year and it's lessened over the years, but this year with her here it was so just cool. She left on Tuesday to many tears from Eve Hart. Eve said this was the best summer EVER and she didn't want it to end.

I loved every second of her visit and now it's back to the grind. We are doing a new hike tomorrow, so stay tuned for more pictures.

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