Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Rest of the week

We all had a good time at OMSI here are Anna and Kim working the play duo. This is in the Children play area. They had so many things for them to do and explore it was great. The guys stuck around in the play area for a few minutes and then they looked so bored that they left to go and explore the rest of OMSI while Jenn, Katie and I stayed with the girls. It was fun to watch them play and play with them.

Ethan loved the water and wanted to go there first. He played in there for a long time until the guys left to go exploring.

Papa Bear , Hadley and I played in the construction site area. We built all sorts of stuff with our golf tees as nails. The hammers were rubber, so it didn't hurt when you hit your thumb. that was nice.
Even Sarah found something to do and someone to play with. She would get really excited and kick her feet to make the balls go up and down. It was really fun to watch her play and crawl around in the small children area. I was so surprised to see that they had such a variety of things for the children to do and for all ages.

Maybe Katie should have gone with the guys and she wouldn't have fallen asleep. I guess maybe this was as exciting for the parents as it was for the kids. What you don't see is that I also feel asleep in a chair by Jenn and Sarah. But only for a few minutes. But it did feel so good. It is surprising how a quick nap makes you able to go on for the next events. After we were through here Jim and I went to the Portland Temple for a session. It was fun to go with him to a temple that he had never seen or been in.

The next day Andy and Abby came over. Eric, Dave, and Papa Bear wanted to go with the kids to play in the new snow. Andy and Abby were tired of the snow so Katie, Jenn, Sarah, and I along with them decided to do some after Christmas shopping. So the kids went one way and the adults went another. Here is everyone getting ready to go and play. They had a lot of fun in the snow. Jim couldn't believe how beautiful it was.

Ethan was the first ready to go and could hardly wait to get out the door. He was so excited to go and play in the snow. Papa Bear was also excited to go and play with them. He was like one of the kids.

Ethan and Anna having fun on the tube. I love the expression on Ethan's face. You can truly tell that he is loving every minute of it.

Kim and Hadley were next they also had a great time.

It truly was beautiful up in the mountains with the snow on the trees. It makes me miss the snow and how pretty it is during the winter. But no I still will not drive in it. Jim will have to take me everywhere during the winter in Mass. or I will just stay home and hibernate like the bears.

All in all we had a great Christmas. Thank you Jenn for all of your hard work to make this year very memorable and full of the true meaning of Christmas.


Abby said...

What a great collection of photos. It was sure great to see you and meet Jim. He seems like a great guy. Congratulations.

Dave & Katie Butler Family said...

These pictures are so cute. Ilove them. I sure did have a great time. Even sleeping at OMSI! I am really glad we got to spend together and meet Jim. He really is a great guy.