On Monday, we took the kids to Ypsilanti to see our very first apartment...
At the park next to our old apartment complex
Caleb did the fireman pole for the first time!
Good job, Caleb! =)
In front of our apartment (we have such great memories of our time in that 549 square feet!)
Our friends/neighbors, Tammy and Glenda still live across from it!
Here's me holding Keenan like a baby in front of the town house in Belleville where we brought him home from the hospital (thanks Sam and Ernest!) =)
...and Philip with him at our favorite 9-hole disc golf course, where Keenan went disc golfing for the first time at two weeks old, in a front pack. =) Philip is using the disc that Anthony gave him before we left Michigan.
Moriah and Maddy (they always pick up where they left off!)
Melissa and I
Keenan (aka Sparticus)
All the kids! Nino, Ellie, Keenan, Caleb, Moriah, Maddy
Caleb on their awesome trapeze swing
Philip and I with their other great swing
We got to my parent's house in time for dinner on Monday night (and to try out the awesome zipline that Grandpa built!)
Monday morning, my longtime friend, Janice, and her kids came over for a visit:
Keenan and Ben instantly bonded over Settlers of Catan!
All our kids (Ben, Caleb, Kathrine, Rose, Moriah, Keenan)
Janice and I
Pull, Caleb, pull!
For lunch on Tuesday, my mom and I went to a new restaurant in town called "The Lantern", owned by an old friend/former employer of mine!
Jeanette and I (delicious lunch, great experience!)
That afternoon we took all the kids to the splash park...
The water was freezing, but they didn't mind much!
Riah warming up in the sun
I Love Shaelyn's face here!
That night, after a delicious dinner, we gathered around and gave my parents some gifts for their 40th wedding anniversary:
On the left is a "family celebration" board that has all of our birthdays and anniversaries on it
The painting is one I did that reminds me of their house and how it still feels like "home" to me.
Caleb and Alisa being adorable, going on a "date"
Since Steph and Ada had previously braved the zipline, it was time for Rebekah and I to take the leap:
She Really didn't want to do it, but she Did! Yay! =)
We're having Such a great visit! So thankful to have a bit more time to hang with these people than we usually do!