On March 8th, my father (Pop’pa) and my step-mum (Gigi), drove up from WV to see and meet the family! We had a fantastic time. Nate, Em, Nathaniel, and I headed over to their hotel around 10am. When we walked in, I saw my Dad immediately, sitting on the couch in the lobby. I headed over and gave him a big hug before popping Nathaniel into his arms. Em was a little shy at first, but then she warmed right up to Gigi, chattering away at her. Gigi and Pop’pa brought up gifts including a beautiful purple wrap dress for me, some fun art/coloring books, a new outfit, necklace, and headband for Em, and some cute newborn clothing for Nathaniel (YAY, finally some clothing that fits him!).
We took them to Dysart’s, which is a truck stop restaurant here that is infamous. Then we went back to the hotel and Em and Nate swam around while the rest of us chattered and sweat to death. Em had a birthday party to go to, so she left us around 3pm. We went back to the room and talked. Nate hadn’t met Pop’pa and Gigi yet, so it was nice to see them get to meet and get to know one another. Then we went to dinner at the Weathervane, and Nate and I took them back to see our house.
It was hard for me to see them leave. It was a short visit, and we had so much fun. I really miss them.
Nathaniel’s first bath in the tub was on March 9th after Pop’pa and Gigi left to go back to the hotel to get some shut eye! He didn’t seem to hate it =)