July 14, 2014: The Family Returns Home

This morning I went to work. Today is the big day, Dominica and the girls are coming home. Finally coming back after more than a month away (they were home a few days in the middle.) They have been away most of the summer. It has been really tough.

Work was pretty normal. Left at the usual time. Dominica and the girls drove down from Frankfort in the middle of the afternoon and got to the house about an hour before I did. The first thing was to give the girls a bath, they were still in the bath when I got home.

Both Liesl and Luciana were anxiously awaiting me to get home because they knew that I had bought them something and had it ready as a surprise for them at the house. They’ve been wondering what it could be since the weekend.

Once they were out of the shower I showed them the new Wii U. They were very excited once they saw what it was. Liesl immediately picked it up and started playing The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. She loved it and was able to do things almost instantly. It requires reading, though, so that is going to be a bit of a challenge. But she was exploring and making progress in the game so quickly. This is not a game meant for her age range at all. Very encouraging. She really pushes herself.

We did a bit of laundry and cleaning tonight. There is no food in the house which is a challenge. Like really nothing except jars of peanut butter.

Liesl is excited to get to play more of her new game tomorrow and Luciana has all kinds of new craft projects that she is asking to get to do including using her first set of real paint.