Saturday, June 5, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend in Iowa

We packed up the kids and headed to Iowa for a stay at Shannon's parents over Memorial Day Weekend. It had been quite a long time since we had been there so Grandma and Grandpa were very excited to be hosting. The kids had a great time exploring new territory. It's amazing how you can spend hours cleaning and getting ready, only for Adam to find the one toothpick hidden under the couch! They had a few struggles sleeping, which is to be expected. Adam learned how to take his pack n play mattress apart. The high chairs worked great. Good food, good fun.

Saturday evening we had a little cookout and a few close friends and family stopped by to catch up. They couldn't believe how big the kids had gotten in almost the year since our last visit. Shannon's sister, Auntie Adonna, was there for the day. It was nice to have some extended time before she had to drive the few hours back home. His aunt Marlene and uncle Frank stopped by, as well as uncle Clarence, and cousins Steve and Julie. Newlyweds Candace and Justin arrived. Candace is pregnant with their first baby so it was fun to hear about their journey and chat about any questions she had.

The weekend flew by but we had a really nice visit.

Shannon with Sara, next to his sister. Adam with Shannon's aunt Marlene.

Sara with Auntie Adonna. Adam got his snuggle time in the morning.

What a nice looking family...

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