Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back to Arizona!

Last week we drove back to visit Anthony's parents (though this trip was really prompted by Anthony's fantasy football draft). We got in late Thursday night, and Vinny handled the car ride like a champ. A sleepy champ, given we left after work Thursday night, but a champ none-the-less. And of course he was wound for sound once we arrived and got out of the car. So what does a grandfather do with his littlest grandson at 1:30 in the morning? Why, eat doughnuts and mee-mee' (m&m's), of course!

It didn't take us long to forget about how hot it is in Arizona. We sure do miss our family, but not the temps! Nothing beats the heat like Mommo and Boppo's pool!
Vinny loves his Uncle Tom!
Anthony might title this picture: "Knuckleheads" James and Justin sure do provide the family with plenty of entertainment.
James has such a patient and gentle way with Vinny, he always has. While everyone else would like to dunk Vinny underwater, James fetched Vinny's Mater, Lightning, and Guido toys which made Vinny laugh.
Meanwhile, Uncle "Antny" tormented Justin and Boppo tried his hardest to put that to a stop. Instead he got punched, accidentally of course.
Now if this doesn't melt your heart, I don't know what will. What a lucky boy, to be adored by his cousins as much as Vinny is.
Justin took good care of Vinny in the pool, too!
Silly boys!
James, someone's got his eye on your dessert...mmm, ice cream!
While waiting for breakfast the next morning, Vinny occupied himself with stickers. It wasn't too long ago, he would never stick anything on his arms (he still won't let me put a band-aid on him). Now look at him!
That is, until it was time to remove the stickers..."owwwwwwooooo!" (insert very dramatic whine here).
The weekend flew by and before we knew it, we were loading up the car again again, ready to head back to California. But as Boppo observed, not nearly as tearfully as two months ago. We had a chance to visit with some friends, stop by the old house (which SOLD by the way!), and get in some shopping. Mommo hooked Vinny up with some clothes to get him through the that we'll actually experience fall again! I wish we had more time, but thankfully we aren't too far that we can't back there again soon.

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