John and Hayden have gone for a quick trip to England. Hayden is going to stay with Nanny while John goes on to Barcelona for Steve Bulger’s bachelor party/stag do. They left on Tuesday, and the reports I’ve heard are that Hayden was a really good boy on the trip over. He was put off by the automatic flushing toilets (hey, who isn’t?) and so it sounds like they kept having to go to the bathroom because he couldn’t get the job done. But he did get a little sleep on the main flight over and seemed to be generally a good boy.
He has been ever so excited about his trip to England. He talked about it frequently before the time finally came to leave. The day he left we were sitting reading books together. I gave him a big hug while he was sitting on my lap and I said, “Oh, what am I going to do without my Hayden?” His reply: “Well, sorry, once I get on the plane I’m going to be Daddy’s Hayden.” He cracks me up! Sorry Hayden, you’ll always be my Hayden, too!
It’s nice living in these modern times, where they can be an ocean away and I still have access to them at the touch of a button. They got in about 7:30 am UK time, and by about 7 am my time I was on a video chat with them. Nanny had pulled down all these old legos and toy cars of John’s from the loft, and Hayden was very busy playing with them all. She had also bought him some new presents that he was excited to show me. Check out the bed she has set up for him! I hear he was very excited to see this – I can only imagine! I have also been able to keep in touch with John and Michelle via text. Even though I haven’t spoken with any of them today I have already been sent pictures of him playing with trains at the London Transport Museum. If it’s in London then he would have taken a train to get there, and I bet he was about to burst with excitement about that!
It’s been very strange having the boys gone. John I’m used to being away since he sometimes has to travel with work, but it’s really weird having Hayden gone. Yesterday was a workday, so during the day it seemed pretty normal because Layla went to day care and he would have been in preschool anyway, but I find the hardest time is late afternoon/early evening. Even with Layla here, it just seems so empty. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy for him that he gets to have this adventure and spend special time with Nanny and Auntie Mich, but I miss him, too.
It’s nice to have time with my sweet little Layla. We have some neighborhood garage sales I think we’re going to hit up in the next couple of days. I see some shopping on the horizon, and maybe we’ll lunch, too. 🙂