11.17.2010

our 1st visitors in the new house!

We made signs to bring to the airport... 


so Grandpa and Grandma would know we were there to get them. 

Kara had a hard time with her sign. 
She wanted to hold it toward herself, so she could see it. 
When I'd say "turn your sign around!" 
should would turn her body around and stick her bottom out. 

here they are!!! 

they found us! 
I think the signs helped :) 

We came home and relaxed.... 
Ethan did some reading with Grandpa. 

Rachel played dolls and doll-house with Grandma. 

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On Saturday we went out to breakfast, then drove through Seattle and went to the 
Bellevue Mall, where the kids favorite stores are. We had a lot of fun at the Lego store! 
They have a whole wall of legos, like a candy store, where you get to pick 
out a container and then fill it with any shape, size and color of legos for a set price. 
The kids filled a bucket of legos from Grandpa & Grandma 
and have already enjoyed playing with them. 







a little lego nursery! 
I took a picture so Rachel and I could try to recreate it. 


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On Sunday we went to church in the morning/afternoon, came home for lunch and then Jason and I were able to go to the hospital to visit our friends Nick and Ally, 
who just welcomed their first baby into the world! 
Maggie Pearl was born just after midnight on Sunday morning. 
She is quite a cutie pie as you can see...  and we are so excited she's here! 
Nick and Ally go to church with us and have become such dear friends. 


Sunday evening we hosted a little get together, with some friends that 
Jason's parents also know. 
We had a great time, yummy food and even got a little crazy, as usual. 

Jason is the nut... Katie is sensible. 
Together they make a great pair :) 

my sister looks annoyed here, but she's not. 
I assure you she is quite blessed by my weird affection ;-) 

the two Jasons... 

what can I say. 

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On Monday Grandpa made a delicious blueberry pancake breakfast for us! 
He has great skill with making the pancakes look like specific shapes 
{Mommy is not so good with this skill} and the food was SO yummy. 
After breakfast Jason's parents offered to take care of the kids for 
us, so we could get away for the rest of the day/evening. 
We had SO much fun going out together, on our own! 
We took a longer drive up North to a great outlet Mall and did some much needed shopping. 
We had a yummy Thai food dinner, followed by catching a movie. 
Such a fun date!

Rachel got to help prepare the food and set the table. 

Rachel's heart shaped pancake <3 

On the last day of Grandpa and Grandma's visit we went out to breakfast and then 
came home and relaxed around the house until dinner time. It was quite nice. 
We received the movie Swiss Family Robinson in the mail from Netflix and enjoyed 
watching that together, before taking off for dinner at the Spaghetti Factory 
and then headed back to the airport :( 
Good byes are never fun, but saying good bye to family is the worst. 
We drove away from the airport curb with tears and sadness. 

Its amazing how fast 5 days go by with people you love. 
Thank you for coming to see us, Grandpa and Grandma... 
We love you!!! 

11 {comments}:

Erin said...

This lego store looks INCREDIBLE. What fun! I am glad you had such a fun visit!

Nicola S. said...

Looks like you all had a great time together! I agree with Erin, the lego store looks so fun!!
I can't believe how big Rachel is getting. She doesn't have the little girl look anymore, but taking on a big girl look.

Cindy Marsch said...

What fun with some of our favorite people! Smiled all the way through this. :-)

Charlotte said...

That Lego store is incredible; I have never seen anything like it! My son would go nuts in there....

So glad you had such a good time. You are so blessed with wonderful grandparents!

Jessica said...

Oh my word!! What a fantastic visit! I can't think of anything that you left out of those 5 days...action-packed fun & relaxation. And a full day DATE! YES!

I love Ethan's lumber jack shirt & the girls' matching dresses...so cute! And playing salon in a princess dress= priceless!

Gina said...

Love the pic of Ethan reading with grandpa--the lighting is great! Good to hear it was such a good visit and you & Jason got a date too---bonus! :-)

jillyco said...

What wonderful pictures! I love how you tell a story with your pictures! My favorite is the last one, of Rachel brushing Ana Maria's hair...so sweet!! Glad you had such a great visit!

Nini said...

What a gift it is to have family to love on your little ones! So special! Um...Lego store...A.mazing!

Carrie said...

Oh, what beautiful pictures! You can really get a sense of how close you all are. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Nini said...

What a gift it is to have family to love on your little ones! So special! Um...Lego store...A.mazing!

Charlotte said...

That Lego store is incredible; I have never seen anything like it! My son would go nuts in there....

So glad you had such a good time. You are so blessed with wonderful grandparents!

 

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