They're here! After a 14-hour drive, almost entirely across I-20, Drew, Aubrey, Dakota, and Abby pulled into our driveway early Saturday morning.
7/18 - They're Here!
Drew and Aubrey arrived this morning with children Dakota (9) and Abby (2). We are so excited to have this time with all of them. Is there anything in the world better than seeing your children being madly in love with their own children?
Dad's "say cheese" face.
Abby turned two on Wednesday, so we celebrated her birthday tonight. I got pink cupcakes because she loves pink and because it shows up so well all over her face and hands.
Abby shows show to truly enjoy a cupcake!
7/19 - Horsey!
I bought this cool Radio Flyer rocking horse from a friend when we were expecting Abby. Finally, she gets to enjoy it! And she does love the horsey.
Love the cowboy hat.
Abby is such a happy child. Here she is in "her" chair.
Abby loves her Uncle John, and the feeling is mutual.
We took Grace with us for a short hike down to Sope Creek.
Abby is such a trouper. She loved the trail, even though she kept falling.
7/20 - Sope Creek
Today, we trekked to Sope Creek, letting Drew show his family one of his favorite childhood spots. The kids loved the hike there and the water.
Gracie's first time at the creek. We learned that she is an awesome trail-walker, but HATES the water.
Dakota goes down a small rock slide
Beautiful newly-remodeled pool at Sibley Forest.
New big-time grills.
7/21 - Cookout by the Pool
Former line-cook John had the grill going like a pro.
Splashing in the water spouts
Dakota's nickname is Bubba. So, here is Bubba with his namesake burgers.