This summer Todd's Dad came to visit for about six weeks. He was here last November...very soon after Olivia was born. But she was so new at that time and really did nothing but sleep. In fact I think he may have only seen her one time with her eyes open the whole month he was here. Well things were quite different this time around. She had grown so much in the 7 months since he was last here. He was shocked by how big she had gotten and how much her personality had blossomed!
He had such a great time with Olivia. He came to see her as soon as he got into town. He immediately handed her a $50 bill that she could put into her bank account. Although she has absolutely no concept of money she sure liked to play with it! With eight grandsons and one granddaughter, Olivia quickly became the apple of his eye. I don't think he ever thought he would have a granddaughter but now that he does I can see how happy she makes him.
We did a lot of fun things during the time Todd's Dad was visiting. There was a graduation party for one of Todd's nephews, a Birthday party for another nephew, and multiple pool parties at Uncle VJ's. There were many family gatherings, which was nice considering Todd's Dad does not get to see his kids and grandchildren that often. Although he enjoys living in Hawaii...who wouldn't...(he does have some brothers and other family members over there), I am sure he would much rather be here with those that are closest to him. Here are some other pictures from our summer outings with Todd's family...
Todd, his two brothers (VJ & Barry), his sister Angie and his Dad
Livie and her Cousin Nathan
Livie & her Cousin Eric
Livie and her Auntie Chris
Livie and her Cousins Nathan, Jake and BrendanGood news is that both Todd's Mom and Dad will be coming back for another visit soon after the first of next year. This will be Todd's Mom's first trip back since moving to Hawaii in 2004. Needless to say I am sure she will quite amazed by Olivia as well by how much the rest of her grandchildren have grown. It was so nice having Todd's Dad here for such a long visit this summer. It gave Todd and the rest of his siblings a chance to spend time with him as well the opportunity for Olivia to get to know her GP.
We miss you GP and can't wait for you and Gangy to come back to Fort Wayne soon!