Yesterday morning we picked Jason and Ava up at Sydney airport. After 8 days apart, we are happy to have our little family back together again. We have had times of separation. Jason has been to the States for 3 weeks at a time on his own, and of course, I went to Atlanta for two and a half weeks in April. But I realized last week that Nate and Ava have never been apart like this before. If Jason and I have both gone away, the kids have always stayed together with someone. Or, if one of us goes, the other stays with all the kids. So, this was the first time they'd been away from each other for more than a day or two.
Nate really missed Ava. And on Sunday, he was so excited to see her again. I joke often and tell stories on here about their bickering and bargaining and getting on each other's nerves, but it does my heart good to see how they love each other.
And, well, it didn't take long for the bickering to start up again. But I think they missed that, too.