After three very full and very fun days in NYC, we parted ways with Grady, who was staying in the city to work for several days, and the kids and I drove a quick hour and a half to South Jersey to stay with my mom-in-law for the week.
Earlier in the summer I gave her ample notice about our planned visit, and I gave her ample reasons to, ahem, "uninvite" my loud crew from invading for the week... but Nana couldn't say no and certainly went above and beyond to rearrange her home to accommodate all of us. (Thank you!)
With seven kids running in all directions and climbing in all kinds of places, we made it through the day without skinned knees. There's a first for everything, I guess!
Our visits are few and far between, but we sure do enjoy the chances when we have them. Kids have an uncanny way of picking up right where they left off - able to play and pretend and laugh together without hesitation.