After jetting off to Saint-Tropez with new girlfriend Hailey Glassman and spending time on the yacht of clothing designer Christian Audigier, a solo Jon Gosselin arrived back home in Pennsylvania on Wednesday for a joyful reunion with his kids. Clearly excited, several of the Gosselin’s eight children surrounded their father in the driveway, shouting, “Daddy, Daddy.”
While Gosselin’s children were tended to by their nanny, Jon’s estranged wife Kate was apparently not at home. Later, the reality star can be seen stepping outside their house, where a friend had dropped off a motorcycle. Jon then takes the bike for a test drive.
Later in the afternoon, with all of the kids inside, Jon walked around the vast yard in front and in back of the house, spending most of his time chatting on his cell phone.
While in the South of France, Gosselin, 32, happily posed for pictures with Glassman, 22, and even contemplated collaborating on a clothing lines with Audigier, the designer behind the Ed Hardy brand. But even on vacation, Gosselin told PEOPLE, he was always thinking of his family. “Every 10 minutes I keep thinking about the kids and missing them,” he said.
“Mady keeps calling me and asking me if I’m in France, but she doesn’t understand where France is,” he continued. “I’m really looking forward to seeing them again in a few days.”
Read more from PEOPLE’s exclusive interview with Gosselin, including his thoughts on Glassman and his plans for the future, in the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
• Reporting by LISA BARRON