Jace meets my grandma Tita for the first time
|Jace and Tita|
So, we decided to surprise my grandma by traveling to New York, and be at the airport waiting for her.
The road trip from Michigan to New Jersey took us about 10 hours, and Jace did really good. Towards the end my little boy was a little bit tired of being in a car-sit for that long. We got there a day before my grandma and aunt's arrival, and we meet my cousin's husband Joshua, and her son Rafi. They also have 4 little doggies, 3 turtles, and an Iguana; and we brought with us Kylin and Kelso. The house was like a zoo!
Our stay there was short, only 4 days. The next day we celebrated thanksgiving with Joshua's family. His parents have a nice view of New York City from their apartment. We decided to skip the Thanksgiving Parade, because we were told that the crows would be so big, and for us carrying a stroller will be very complicated.
For this thanksgiving Jessica and I are thankful for Jace, also and I am so thankful that I felt always God's presence during all the difficult times I've recently experienced, while losing my babies, and losing my mom. I never felt alone, I felt His comforts and His peace during those moments of sorrow.
We also found that in New York, people call "soda" what we call in the mid-west "pop". It was funny to see their reactions every time we asked for "pop", they didn't know what we were talking about. Thinking about it, makes me wonder what they call it in other countries or regions. I remember that in Hawaii they understood when we asked for it.
Finally on Saturday we took the trip back home, we got some snow in the way, but it wasn't too bad. I'm glad we were able to have Jace to meet his great-grand-mother on this year. Tita's Elmo is Jace's favorite toy, he figured out how to get it to make noises (and he is only 6 months old). Sometimes, he falls sleep in his play-mat hugging his Elmo.
Happy 2010 Thanksgiving !