Catch up #1

>> August 15, 2009

I decided to start where I left off...
With the Africa team coming home.
My mom was in Southern CA with my sister and her new babies on the day the team flew into San Francisco, so I packed the kids up and we took a family trip to get daddy.
They loved the trip.
They missed their dad A LOT and the anticipation of seeing him was almost too much to handle. We were all giddy!

We arrived at the airport about 10 minutes before their plane was scheduled to land, but we had a LONG wait until they actually walked through the doors and into our arms. And we weren't the only ones anxiously awaiting our loved ones from the Epic team.

In the International Arrival Terminal, there is a monitor that shows who is about to come out the doors (AFTER going through customs and getting their baggage from baggage claim. Thus the almost 1 hour wait for us.)

The kids watched for daddy for awhile, but an hour is a long time.
They played around, danced, sat - you get the picture.

They made friends with the lady reading the magazine in this picture...

And FINALLY we saw Amanda, and the first greeting was made.

And we continued to wait (Amanda said they were held up in baggage waiting for some over-sized pieces.) until eventually...

Mason took off running with Merritt close on his heels.

Molly hadn't seen daddy on the screen, but followed her brothers.

And when she spotted him, well...

She kept telling me "That's my daddy."
And she asked Bruce if he was home on a regular basis for a couple of weeks.
Once the greetings were made THE question flew off both of the boys lips.
"Daddy did you bring me something?"

What a great daddy. He had at least one item easily accessible for each child.

She LOVES baby dolls

And when we got home, there were more gifts, but the boys wanted pictures in these...

We are so glad to have Bruce home!!!

4 responses:

Christy August 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM  

I'm glad right along with you. Love watching them love their daddy. We are so blessed that our kiddos have that arent we? Keep the pictures and stories coming girly. I miss you!

Eileen August 17, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

Tears... how sweet seeing them watching and waiting and running and greeting... love your family!!!

The Keilers August 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

Oh so cute. You have officially passed the awesome blogger test, you photo journaled this event perfectly :). Cute kids and such a sweet post (love that Molly asked Bruce regularly if he was home for good now;). Thanks for sharing :).

Leslie August 25, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

I actually have tears..

aren't we blessed for our kids to have good daddies... :)

btw.. we are excited to do the sand thing this week. This week we are writing our letters with pudding paint... :) But next week is sand..

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