The boys arrived home with Mom and Dad on Wednesday evening. Adam had gone to work Wednesday morning so I had the quiet house to myself. It was enjoyable to be sure, though I missed the sound of young voices and was glad when they arrived. I think they all grew several inches while they were away. They seemed more grown up than just a week ago. They had a busy and enjoyable time at Mom and Dad’s. We had a happy reunion over one of the boys’ favorite meals, meatballs and rice.
The next morning they noticed there was some snow on the ground that had fallen in their absence. Most of it had already melted, but they were eager not to miss out totally so before the rest of the grown-ups were out of bed, they donned coats and boots and went out to play. The icy remnants were piled together in an “ice castle”. It took a great deal of urging for them to wait for a fresh snow before eating it.
Within a few hours, the house once again looked very much lived in, but it is nice to all be together again in one place, even if it is a messy one.