Ben was able to get off early from work on Wednesday so the four of us did make it to the viewing on Wednesday afternoon. The boys were really good and enjoyed all of the attention they received! After the viewing we went to Glory Days for dinner with Rich & Laura and then we went by their house so Ben could borrow the truck (to make a dump run which he did today).
Our original plans for the funeral on Thursday morning changed a few times, but we got it all worked out. The funeral time was changed so Ben was going to go alone and the boys & I would drive down to meet him later in the day. Well, Thursday morning we woke up to this...
Instead of waiting to drive in later and not knowing what the roads would be like we decided that all four of us would get up and go to the funeral. We did not want to take the boys to the funeral, but in the end it worked out wonderful. The boys were so good during the funeral and at the cemetery. During the funeral Ryder sat with Poppy because he started to get sad and that helped him a lot! At the cemetery they were both very quiet and just watched everybody. Zak was definitely understanding something sad was going on because you could tell from his facial expressions and behavior he knew something was not right. After the funeral we drove to Annapolis and met Colleen & the kids at Target. Then we drove into Severna Park to have lunch at Atlanta Bread Company. As we were walking to the car I told Ben we should drive by and see if the O'Neals were home and they were. The boys had fun playing there for a few minutes and then we headed to Rich & Laura's house to see Dani, AJ & Haleigh for dinner.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Posted by April at 9:05 PM