I’ve adored baby David since the moment I heard he was on the way.
Now that he’s four years old, young David is one of the kindest people I know. He’s a genuinely sweet kid who loves being a big brother. He tries to help out around the house and be a good example to the two younger kids in the family.
He enjoys learning new things and receiving interesting gifts from afar, like foreign currency and the skeleton keys Uncle Dave and I brought him from France last summer.
David likes to read the books designed for older kids, and he’s pretty good at it!
Playing Robinhood with David.
Snuggling with David.
David and I play hide and seek using his stuffed animals.
It keeps him entertained…
…for hours and hours.
Who could resist playing another round?
Washing dishes with Chris and David is a full-contact sport.
David’s French skeleton key.
David is the “most awesome big brother!”
David and Uncle Dave.
Tommy headed for Mom Mom’s house.
We all look forward to visiting Dave’s Mom, Christina, who the family calls Mom Mom. We headed to Mom Mom’s for dinner last night, and baby Tommy was clearly excited about the trip.
In these photos, you see much of last night’s merry crew:
Dave, his Mom, and his brothers Matthew, Michael, Andrew, and Adam. You’ll also see Matt’s wife Lucy and their three boys (David, Christopher, and Tommy), Michael’s wife Julia and their two boys (Connor and Evan).
Christina (Mom Mom) sweeping up at cards.
…loves his trains.
Tommy spent a good bit of the day sounding like this… he wants his daddy!
Julia and Michael (Dave’s brother).
Evan and Julia…
…playing tissue-paper snowballs.
Lucy finally came home from her shift at the hospital!
I neglected to mention that one of the best gifts I received came by email on December 24. Our editors extended our deadline from January 7 to January 21! Yippie!
Thanks for tuning in! It gives me reason to share stories of Ireland and home….
There’s so much going on that I want to tell you about. For now, I’ll just say how wonderful it is to be back at home in Portsmouth, Virginia with my Dave. I’ll show you what life is like here–very soon!
The home of Dave and Shannon Chance in Portsmouth’s Port Norfolk Historic District.
Shannon and Dave visiting friends on the way home from the airport.