I have to say that I am incredibly impressed with myself for actually blogging something on the day it happened. What can I say? When you have really low standards, you easily impress yourself.
I'm very excited for Mary and Brian, who are in the process of moving to the San Jose area. Brian recently took an awesome new job with Apple, so they are moving out west again. While Brian is in California starting his new position, Mary brought Helen and Elizabeth to visit the Carolina contingent for a few days. They are staying at Mom's house (and she is loving having all this time with her grandbabies). It was so wonderful for us to meet sweet little Helen (who is only about 2 months old right now) for the first time, and we have had a great time getting Miles and Vivienne together with Elizabeth, who is only about a month and a half older than them.
This morning, after playing at Grandma's house for a while, we took all the kids to Bond Park. Elizabeth rode in our car, and it was fun to see their little heads bopping along to the music in the back.
The kids really enjoyed letting out some energy on the playground. After some climbing and sliding, we took a "hike" to see the lake.
This shot is a great example of Miles and Elizabeth's only gear: high.
My little ray of sunshine was her usual, easy-going self. She rode along in the Ergo while we explored the paths and threw pine cones in the water.
After Bond Park, we took the kids to Chick-fil-a for some refueling and more fun in the play space. Unfortunately, Vivienne took a nose dive right into one of the steps there, so we may be taking her to the dentist tomorrow to check out a tooth trauma.
After naps, Mom, Mary and the girls came over to play. We got out the water table and sprinkler and the kids had a blast together. The sounds of giggles and squeals fill the air when these three are together.
We only have Mary and the girls here for another day or so, but we're so happy to see them before they start their next big adventure in California.