Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday

 I am thankful for these little guys :
Addie & Evan at the zoo Fall 2008
Buds 2008

and the fact that four years later they have turned into these guys:
Evan and Addie at the zoo Fall 2012
Buds 2012

We had the good fortune of having Renata, Evan and Violet come to stay over the weekend.  They were back from Hong Kong to take care of some family business, and luckily for us family business brought them to Dayton, 45 miles from us. 
As always Addie and Evan played together perfectly, they played dress up and superheroes and Sorry.  They colored and ran wild and laughed.  Violet did her darnedest to keep up and Brenna was just generally amused by the older kids' antics.
We enjoyed a fire pit and roasted marshmallows.  Renata and I enjoyed a glass or two of wine and early bedtimes.

Monday as it was full of laughter and a little bit of grown up time, followed by a kitchen full of friends making semi-edible chocolate chip cookies.

Having my husband unexpectedly home for two days.  The last months have been a whirlwind of travel and work with very limited amounts of time at home.  Thankfully one trip was cancelled and we get some much needed family time.

Crafty plans for Saturday and the hopes of getting life a little on track as we enter the holiday whirlwind.

Having a baby for one more week - this time next week I'll be the mother to a precocious one year old. 


Mich said...

This is a great list!

Um, and do I see a peak of that new kitchen in these pics? I suppose I should just come see it for myself in person at this rate :)

Kate C. said...

So glad to spend so much time in Cincinnati and with you guys and the kids!

Excited for crafty Saturday!!

Sue said...

LOVE the juxtaposition of the kids' photos, 4 years later. They look so big now!!