In July, we decided to invite Kira and her family out to Fire Island for a visit. We were thrilled when Kira accepted our offer, though I was a bit worried about how Kira would manage to fly across country with two small children (her son Liam is 3 and her daughter Ellie is 18 months). We had hoped that Kira's husband (Jeremiah) would be able to make the trip but his work schedule was too busy so he had to stay home this time. So, Kira's mother (Micaela) volunteered to make the trip with her. Thank goodness!
We picked Kira, Micaela, Liam and Ellie up from JFK on Wednesday, August 12th around 11 PM after a long flight from Burbank which was delayed about 3 hours! Kira, Micaela and Ellie looked tired but Liam was ready to go! He's such a cute, high-energy little boy! We gathered all their bags and drove up to our house in Rye. We spent the next day in Rye and took the kids to Leapin' Lizards, a cool indoor playground in Port Chester. The kids had a great time (well Liam did but there wasn't that much for Ellie to do other than the ball pit) and we had fun watching them run around! That night, we had "taco night" and our friend Robin came over to meet Kira and the family.
The next day, Chris took the day off work and we headed out to Fire Island. We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was HOT but at least we didn't have any rain. The kids loved the pool and the beach. Each day our schedule was pretty much, morning play in the pool, afternoon cartoons followed by a couple of hours on the beach.
On Saturday, we had a cookout to introduce our friends to Kira and her family. It was a low-key affair by the pool. It was really fun to introduce Kira to all our friends and to just relax and eat!
On Monday, we headed back to Rye to spend a day unwinding and relaxing from our relaxing days at the beach (LOL!). Before we knew it, it was Tuesday and time for Kira and the family to head back to California. I took them to the airport and off they went.
We had a wonderful visit and are really happy they made the trip!