Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Visit from Friends

Over Memorial Day weekend, we had some friends come to visit and stay with us. Justin and his two-year-old twin girls made the drive to us on Friday afternoon. His wife is currently deployed over seas with the Army and he is doing a great job at home with his girls. They arrived right at dinner time so we had them meet us at the pool for pizza and swimming. It took the girls about an hour to get comfortable with us and then they had fun playing in the pool with Reese. The daddies got in to play but I couldn't do it just yet because it is still cold in the water. 

The pool wore everyone out and they all slept great that night. Early the next morning they were all ready to play some more. I came downstairs and found Reese in the chair with the girls watching cartoons.

Sam had baseball practice at 10:00 so we all decided to go play at the playground while he practiced. After practice we came home for lunch and then I ran to the gym for a quick workout. As soon as I got home around 2:00, Lance and Justin left to go play golf. The girls napped for a little while and then right before they woke up Hayes fell asleep on the couch. They ran around, played and were loud for a while and he didn't even budge. They thought it was so funny when they put this Sully doll on him while he was sleeping.

After every one was up, we played outside. The girls LOVED riding in the boy's cars.

While I got dinner ready, they watched a quick show and played. Then I fed them all and they headed downstairs to watch a movie.

They chose The Lorax. Maya and Taylor were not sure how they felt about the movie. Finally I took Taylor with me and gave her a bath while every one else finished the movie.

Sunday we headed to church and Justin stayed home with his girls. They learned how to drive the power wheels and loved every minute of it once again. Reese's friend Hallie came home with us from church and we headed to the pool again. Sam had practice again that afternoon so Lance took him while the twins napped and I stayed at the pool with Reese, Hallie, and Hayes. I laid out while they played.

That night we had a shrimp boil and it was so delicious!!

Monday was Memorial Day. We took some quick pictures.

And then headed to the play ground to play some more. They were so cute spinning each other. Every time Taylor spun Maya she would say "I can't see you. I can see you." 

The kids had a blast at the playground and then Justin headed home with his girls. We spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool and enjoyed our time together while being so thankful for the men and women who sacrifice everything for our freedom!

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