Jack had the privilege of meeting some of his great-grandparents this past weekend. We drove up to Pittsburgh to spend the weekend with GiGi and Pappy (Jean and Jack), James's mom's parents. It was also Jack's first overnight trip away from home. But the most special part of the trip, was being able to introduce Jack to one of the two great-grandfather's that he's named after.
There was lots of oohing and ahhing over, and cuddling of baby Jack. He also got to meet James's aunt & uncle and some of their kids and spouses. He doesn't remember since he was sleeping, but he also Skyped with his dad's cousin's baby girl (I have no idea what she would be to Jack, fourth cousin by marriage once removed? who knows.) who was born two weeks after he was. You can read all about the adorable Ava Faulhaber here.
We had a great time. Beside the obvious enjoyment of being with family we don't get to see very often, we were so glad to get away from our apartment for a bit (if you've ever been over and experienced the ridiculous noise levels, you'll understand completely), and just get out of town. We've spent so much of the last two and a half years traveling and moving, we were getting a bit stir crazy.
Jack traveled really well, we were so grateful. We made it the 6 our drive with only one stop each way.
Jack, meet Jack.
and meet your great-grandmother Jean, get ready for lots of fun spoiling which you are sure to love.
Second cousin Mae-lin. I guess they're second cousins, I'm not really sure how all those extended family relations work.
There was so much snow there, we were dying to let Jack play in the snow for the first time. James found a snow suit on Craig's List right down the street from his grandparents house. As you can see, Jack was thrilled.
"I can't put my arms down!" A gold star for you if you know that movie quote.
I'm envisioning many adventures ahead for the two of them that will be sure to make my heart stop a few times.
Good times, great hospitality, and wonderful family.