Friday, October 31, 2008

One busy, wonderful week

Okay, these pictures are in opposite order of when they happened, but we had the most wonderful week back home with Mom and Dad and Greg! Frederick, Gemma, and I flew home on Saturday while Tom and Jack stayed behind so Tom could work a few days. I sadly could not fly with all three children. Frederick was in his glory at Mom and Dad's house. Mom purchased a used John Deere Gator, and that was really Frederick's highlight! It was so fun watching Freddy cruising around on the Gator, and Dad in his wheelchair. The backyard is amazing, and it is so nice that Dad can go back there now. Monday, Mom and I took to two children to the Zoo. It was a gorgeous day, and brought back many wonderful memories of my own childhood. I was also able to spend some time with Maura and Deborah, which was so nice. Maura is engaged to be married!! Deborah has a little boy, Adam, 6 months older than Frederick, and a little girl, Gianna, just three weeks younger than Gemma. It was so nice to spend time with them, and remenicse, and see the children together. Tom and Jack arrived on Weds. and Jack had a blast with Grandmom and Grandad's basktball hoop! He didn't stop playing baskteball unless he was sleeping. Mom and I were able to sneak away to Longwood Gardens, as well. It was another beautiful day, and we had so much fun together. On Friday, my father-in-law Jeff, and the whole Brown family came into town. The boys all played so well together, they have a real bond as cousins. We are very grateful to have had such a wonderful week. My boys were very sad to leave. Thanks, Mom and Dad for a great week. And thanks Greg for all your help with the kids. You are the best! It was so great to see everyone, and we cant wait for Christmas!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fun times with the Heils!

We had the most wonderful week with the Heil family! Matthew, his brother Sebastian, Jen, and Lydia pulled up to our home Monday night. I must say it was fun seeing their car in our driveway! Matthew and Sebastian were able to stay with us until Wednesday. We enjoyed meals, and a trip to the zoo together. Jen and Lydia stayed until Saturday. We had a fantastic week! We took a trip to the Mall of America, enjoyed parks, and a pumpkin party, and Jen and I even got out for pedicures/manciures. The children had so much fun together, and Lydia felt very comfortable with her cousins.
Jack keeps asking, "Where did Ydia go?"
Thanks Jen and Matthew for making the effort to visit us during your trip to CA! We love you and hope you are doing well in your new home state !

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Autumn!!

We are having a wonderful autumn so far. It had been gorgeous weather here in Minneapolis (although it is definitely starting to cool down, and I am NOT ready!) We have gone apple picking twice, and are enjoying the outdoors before it gets cold. The boys are having so much fun with the season change, and loving the Fall!