dylan and i decided on a whim to go home and surprise my family for fathers' day and my mom's birthday, so we got in the car, drove to philly, and got to spend a lovely afternoon with my whole family. it was so great! we hadn't all been together since a brief afternoon over christmas, and a visit was long overdue.
dylan LOVED seeing everyone, and they loved playing with her. she barely stopped moving the whole time she was there, rearranging knicknacks, identifying people, things and activities, and demanding to go outside pretty much every other minute.
we only stayed overnight, but it was still a great trip. we came home for jim's birthday the next day, only unfortunately, he was completely sick. milkshakes, lunch outside, a pair of new Tom's shoes, and a sweet "my daddy birfday!" notwithstanding, it was a pretty lame 30th, and the plan is to go out and celebrate later when jim is not rocking a fever and a wicked flu.
he's not all the way to wonderful, but jim is feeling a little better, and his mom, sister, and our nephew are coming up for a few days from nashville, so we'll get to finish out the week with more fun family time. we're looking forward to it:)