Winslow/Meinelt/Splash News Online
07/28/2009 AT 05:40 PM EDT
After a week in the fast lane, Jon Gosselin returned to suburban life with his kids Tuesday.
The father of eight, who has been spending time in Saint-Tropez
, Manhattan and the Hamptons, arrived back at the family home in Wernersville, Pa., around noon, where his two eldest daughters, twins Mady and Cara, 8, squealed with delight at the sight of their dad. (His youngest three girls were being watched by a nanny in the backyard.)
Life in Wernersville is not quite as glamorous as Gosselin's most recent activities, such as cruising on designer Christian Audigier's yacht in France. While home, he was spotted taking his car to a mechanic, visiting a UPS store, going to the bank, doing chores and smoking outside his house.
Jon and his estranged wife Kate share custody of their eight kids; the children stay at home while their parents take turns caring for them and spend time away on their days off.
"I'm just trying to concentrate on my family first, second my career," Gosselin told PEOPLE
over the weekend. "I'm really looking forward to [seeing my family], to turning my phone off, playing with my kids in the pool and being the dad."