M and J's reaction to a suitcase.
I wish Miranda's enthusiasm had carried over to the actual car ride though. She cried so much in one leg of the trip that we had to pull over to pacify her. And then she thanked us like this:
But at last we made it! This was a big trip because my mom also joined us, and together we went to Truro for my Grandmother Catherine's very belated memorial service. She passed away in December, but the family agreed it was best to do the service over the summer. We had a full Catholic mass, I did the eulogy, and her other three grandkids Graham, Rachel, and Griffin did some bible readings. Afterwards we went to the cemetery to place her in the family plot with Grandpa Jim, and Uncle Kevin.
Our contingent before we left for Truro
Grandma Catherine's family: Maura, Rachel, Graham, me Richard, mom, Elaine and Griffin
That took the better part of Saturday but we had until Monday at dinner to enjoy the Cape. Aunt Nesie, Aunt Mary, and Great Great-grandma Ruth babysat for us, we had lunch with my mom, hiking with Kevin's mom, and the kids spent lots of time at the pond.
Aunt Nesie showing Miranda how to pet Harry
Aunt Mary snuggling the kids
Great Grandma Ruth attacks with a teddy bear!
A little quality time with Nana on the deck
Hiking with Grandma
Lots of time at the pond on different days:
James and Ellen sitting on the water (adorable)
Miranda rocking her new bathing suit
Drying off at the pond
We also got to visit with Uncle Steve, Uncle Chris, and a few of Grandma's friends on the Cape. And James got to play with Ellen every day we were there. A very busy trip!
Uncle Chris entertaining Miranda
Miranda, James, and Ellen playing with Grandma's mini iPad