Wednesday, August 01, 2007

We're in Boise!

This week Jarom had to come to Boise for HP, so the kids and I decided to tag-along and visit our friends. We have had a jam-packed week full of fun. Monday we spent the entire day with the Farnsworths and my kids couldn't have been more happy. When I told them we were going to Boise they were so excited. So I asked them what it was about Boise that they liked. The reply, "Getting babysat by the Farnsworths!" Kelani and my girls having a fingernail polish party. Talk about HEAVEN for my girls! Look at all the polish on the counter. Kate is just as prissy as the others; she'll sit VERY still for polish on her nails.

Monday evening we packed up a picnic of fried chicken, and went to Ann Morrison park to play.
The whole crew : Back row: David, Jarom, Kate, Ron, Jana. Front row: Elena, Malia, Halle, Carter, Tiana, Alyssa, Kelani

The kids had a blast playing in the river and water fountain. They even caught a little minnow.

Our families have kids in the exact same orders. Girl, girl, boy, girl. This just makes our bond with them even stronger even though our families started about 10 years apart. Here the kids are each with their corresponding Farnsworth. Kate and Kelani, Carter and David, Halle and Malia, Alyssa and Tiana.

Tuesday was a day for swimming. We started out swimming with the Farnsworths in our hotel, then headed over to my roomate Jennifer's neighborhood pool. My kids swam for about 4 1/2 hours that day and still weren't tired of it!

After warming up to the idea of getting in the pool for about 3 hours, Kate FINALLY let me take her into the pool and even let me put her in this little floaty.
Halle in Jacob's goggles. I had to make a run to Target after this to get my kids their very own goggles to use in the hotel pool. You wouldn't believe what a good swimmer Alyssa is becoming and she is completely self taught. Put the goggles on her and away she goes!

That evening (Tuesday) our dear friend's the Petersons, made us a yummy dinner at their home. They have 4 little boys, and they are all about the exact ages as our kids. The kids all got along great and had a fun time playing together. That is, until mean little Kate knocked little James down on the hardwood floor.

Kate and James waiting for dinner.

I tried to get a shot of how cute Jennifer has decorated her house. It's just so much fun!

Wednesday (today) we drove out to Nampa and had lunch with a couple of my good friends. A visit to Nampa just wouldn't be complete without driving past our old house. It kind of twinges at my heart to see it.

Don't worry, I didn't actually come to a complete stop to take this picture. Hopefully the people who live here now didn't see me though! I felt like a total stalker. I really miss my big red plum tree and the cute little arctic willow tree I planted before I moved!

We go back to I.F. tomorrow, but not before we see the Eakins. So I am sure I'll have more pictures to post.


The Manwarings said...

What a fun week. I'm so jealous. It looks like you have a lot of great friends to still visit. I'm looking forward to your next post. Cute pictures, too. That Kate is just so adorable.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming! I still can't believe how long our kids happily swam for. What a bunch of waterbugs... Did you guys get sunburned? I did a little... :(

becky ward said...

Sounds like a great week! Seeing your old house brings back some fun memories. *sigh*