Tammy's parents are visiting from Southern California, so we had a family dinner at Tammy and David's house tonight. Yes, that's right, I had another excuse to see the baby. It could have been space aliens from the planet Twylo and I still would have been there.
Don't get me wrong. It was good to meet the parents at last. I've known Tammy for a little over a year, and this is the first time the family has gathered like this. All four of Aiden's grandparents, and one great grandmother (plus a devoted great uncle) were there. His Uncle Eric is sick, so he was excused from attending.
And of course it's not just Aiden that we go over there to see. He's just the newest and smallest member of the clan. Four other people live in that house with him. So you can be sure I got my workout chasing D.J. and Dakota around the back yard. At least there were two grandpas there to share the breathless joy (and they're both younger than I am, so that helps).
It was a pleasant visit, although everyone was tired (but for different reasons). You can guess why Tammy is exhausted, and David is right there with her (plus he was sick two days ago). Her parents have been on the road, and the rest of us are a little strung out as well. I seem to be tired all the time these days, so I just try to do what I can to be part of things. Being around the little boys always seems to help bring up my energy level.