Everyone has hopped on planes (even TubaDad) and the girls and I think it’s just too dang quiet around here.
We made the most of our last bit of time with visitors. The H Family had already gone home (boo!), and we knew that Catherine and Hannah were soon to follow. So we showed them our favorite hike and park and visited a Children’s Museum.
These poses that the three girls struck on our hike just KILL me!:
Ree and Ro swing so high and fast that this is how my camera sees them. Come to think of it, it’s how I see them most of the time too:
Hm, Hannah, do you think this water fountain might need a bit of adjusting?:
Look closely in this one and you’ll see that Hannah was never far from the big girls. See the extra pair of legs thrown over Ree’s belly while she’s playing the Calabash?:
All three girls love noodles and “noodle hair” – our household tradition that looks so cute and keeps hair and soup from mixing. We also do “syrup hair”:
We whiled away a few hours at the Children’s Museum. Had a ball and were the last ones to leave. Hannah burst into tears when we said we had to go (kinda how we all felt, I guess):
It was so fun to see Hannah enjoying this exact museum sand table that our girls spent so much time at when they were little:
Speaking of way-back: does anyone remember seeing the girls in this little museum kitchen? I dug up a comparison photo (taken in Jan 2007!!). Ro is left in the top photo and right in the bottom one:
And another comparison photo, also at the museum, this one from Feb 2007. In the first photo, Ro is on the left, then Ree, and does anyone also recognize the two in pink pants in the middle? That’s S2 and H2!:
Goodbye to all of our visitors, we miss you already -- thanks for spending the 4th with us and sharing so many smiles!