It was a joyful, busy, non-stop week in my house -- and I had the pleasure of spending time with all three of my children and all five of their children -- some of them, more than once. Rare, indeed. Next week everybody goes back to work/to school/to football practice and hectic schedules.
I took Emma, Jessica, and Tommy back to Brooklyn today and am now getting used to the quiet again: a double-edged sword. I will miss this child, but it is time to get back to real life.