I am so glad I had a chance to make a trip back to Wichita.
It had been too long since we had seen everybody and, as usual, my nephews have grown so much since our last trip.
Kieran turned NINE the tuesday before we showed up, but we made it in time for the birthday party/slumber party. Todd, you are so brave to take on all those boys (and our little girl) for over 12 hours!
They had a blast.
We split our trip up between different families. I adopted Charlie and Edith as my grandparents a long time ago. They consider my kids their grand kids and I LOVE it. The weather was yucky almost the entire time we were there except Tuesday and we went fishing on the pond behind Charlie and Edith’s house.
Connor and Kenney caught sun perch and the rest of us only had nibbles. It was still fun, but I think Jessie was disappointed she didn’t get anything.
This was the catch of the DAY! Connor was so proud, but didn’t understand why he didn’t catch the giant cat fish again. I think it was still too cold for the fish to want to bite.
Every year we see Charlie and Edith, I take a picture right before we leave. I love them so much and I hate the fact I can’t tell them when I will be back.
We stayed with Charlie Jr. and Suzie a couple of nights too. It was nice to hang out and relax. I really enjoyed the time we had to get to know Suzie. She is such a wonderful person with a kind heart…and she loves my kids!
She let them swim in their jet tub. The kids soaked up every minute of it. They didn’t want to get out.
The weather was so horrible almost the entire time we were there and clouds and rain ruined our chance to go up in Charlie’s airplane. Maybe next time.
Oh, Jester! He is a German Shorthair. He is so rowdy. He is spastic! He is a puppy the same size as my kids. Connor was terrified of him because he would run after them and jump and tug. Jester, on the other hand, thought the kids were a blast. Connor would not come up the stairs unless he knew Jester was outside. By the time we were leaving and after I tried to tell the kids to stay calm and Jester would stay calm too, Connor finally accepted the fact Jester was not out to get him.
Before we left I took a couple of pictures of Charlie and Suzie. I hope you both like them. When we see you again, I will get more and hopefully the weather will be beautiful so we can go outside.
We are looking forward to our next trip out there. I am hoping some time this summer.
It was so good to be with family.
It was even better since Drew was with us this time.
and maybe God will give us better weather.