Quite late with this post but I thought I would mention our Memorial Day trip to Iowa for a big cookout with Shannon's relatives. We don't get a chance to get together with them very often. In fact, I think it was probably 2 years ago when we had a shower for the kids a few months after they got out of the NICU. They were still hooked up to their apnea monitors for that get together. This time around, they were in typical fashion around new people. Sara was quiet and just wanted to hang with mom. She didn't smile, didn't talk, but still looked cute. Adam was social as ever saying hi to everyone and pulling Grandpa's big cooler on wheels around. Every now and then he'd take a break, lifting the lid to get a piece of ice, and then climb on top of the cooler to take a load off. I was so busy keeping track of the kids at the party that I didn't have a chance to take any photos. Hopefully we can get a few copies from some other family members. Maybe we can turn it into a yearly event to catch up.
Before we made the trip home, the kids found all the containers outside that were filled with muddy water and had a splash fest! Nothing like having the car all packed and then needing to take a bath and dig out clean clothes!
Those aren't spots on the camera lens. Sara is covered in mud.
Adam kept convincing Grandpa to go in the garage for a clean rag to wipe the mud off his sunglasses.