We are in Pittsburgh for the week and, it's been so nice spending time with the family. The getting here was an ordeal - well, nothing dramatic, just drawn out. We haven't been making great time on the road for our trips to Pittsburgh - last time we took nine hours to get home and this trip we made eight hours from Philly to the Burgh. These are not good times. Without kids the drive should take 5.5 hours - with kids, we've made it comfortably in 7. We are quite familiar with all the Travel Plazas on the Turnpike.
|Late night rest stop|
|Fun in the sun|
|Low key activities...like needlepoint|
|Down for the count|
|Ready for bed (really really ready)|
|Zoe's bum makes a great pillow|
My dad is doing pretty well. He had two rounds of chemo and was going to have his third this week but his white blood cells were low so he has this week off. Overall he's been a champ about chemo, but it's been nice having him feeling better and with more energy than we were expecting. He's sure needed it to keep up with the kids. He's thin and tired, but cracking jokes, requesting milkshake deliveries and spending some quality time with the little ones.
|Leo and Grandpa bond over their love of sandwiches|
|They are happy as long as they are together|