Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Great Weekend at Papa's House

We had a great time visiting Brad's parents this weekend. Joshua was in heaven spending time with his Papa. There was an airplane show at the airport that Brad's dad keeps his plane...so we got to see planes, antique cars, tractors, and helicopters....and of course Joshua got to spend lots of time downstairs in the basement with Papa running trains. So we call this the Planes, Trains, and Automobile weekend.... auto comes in because it was the first time we drove to Rockford, instead of flying. The airline tickets have gotten pricey -- and the bus ride from Chicago to Rockford has also gotten more complicated....so we drove... and split the trip in two days.. really worked out well. Joshua also tried rock climbing for the first time (it was his idea..and given the harness, etc. it was safe, so thought we'd let him try).... I was so proud of him, he did great... I think we have a climber in the making for sure. We also got to pick raspberries and visit Aunt Betsy's house to see dogs and horses.. no pics, because camera battery was dead at this point...but was really a great family weekend. Joshua is already planning next summer's visit....although we're hoping to have an addition to the family by then :)
We are so thankful for our family. And one icing on the cake was.... when we got home, my mom had surprised us with a clean house! How cool is that! Now back to reality and our weekly routines :)


  1. How fun! I am so glad you had such a wonderful weekend...and what a bonus coming back to a clean house!!! That is a great way to start off the week.