We picked him up at the airport on Saturday evening (fairly late), so we didn't do much besides go to bed when we got home.
Sunday morning, Keenan and Moriah did a practice triathlon to Papa could see.
Game faces on
First up, six lengths of the pool
Their recent round of swim lessons really honed their freestyle!
The spectators =)
Keenan's off on his bike!
For the practice, they did 3 miles
Keenan finishing up the bike portion
On his first lap of the run
Keenan halfway through his second lap, and Moriah on her first
Riah pumping it at the end!
Coming in to the finish!!
Moments later with a proud Papa and little bro!
Here are their times:
1st Transition: 2:49
2nd Transition: 0:36
1st Transition: 2:30
2nd Transition: 0:36
A super cool block tower Moriah made
Monday - Dad took us out to dinner at Red Rock Canyon (we had never been before and it was delicious!) After dinner, we took him to see the lighting of the Keeper of the Plains (since we discovered that somehow we had never taken him!)
See the kayakers is in this shot? =)
Philip met us from work (that's why he was dressed up)
Before Devin came, the kids were running around in the dark and Caleb tripped and his face bit the sidewalk =0/
Tuesday - Dad watched the kids while I took one of our refugee kids to the dentist in the morning and ran a couple errands. He took the kids to "Dog-N-Shake" for lunch. It's a hotdog and milkshake place they'd never been and wanted to try. While they were gone, our friends, the Anderson's showed up for a brief 24 hour stay while they were in town for some meetings.
That night, we sat up and chatted with Ben and Kayla (they know some of the same people Dad knows!) and just before heading to bed, I got a text from Wendi in Tennessee that (long story short) means we'll have some new exciting guests staying in our basement soon! (More on that later).
One of the MANY (31 in total!) game of Yahtzee these two played!
Before Kayla and the kids headed out that morning, our kids, her kids and a ton of neighborhood kids played outside...
So many kids!!
Caleb and Moriah built some pretty cool stuff at Exploration Place!
Caleb is a super hero!
I was happy to have the house to myself so I could clean it up for the First Wednesday gathering that night. Philip cleverly arranged to have his Dad be the speaker! It was well attended and everyone really enjoyed hearing Dan talk about the work(s) he's involved with in Kenya. I don't think I'd ever heard him "speak" before and loved it! I think it was cool for the residents to hear their boss's Dad speak, and they even tried to get him to tell some stories about Philip. ;)
The only picture I took that night, just SOME of the many pairs of shoes on a First Wednesday! =)
Crazy Caleb trying to ride Two scooters at once! =)
Thursday - we went to Freddy's for lunch...and got to meet THE Freddy!!! He walked in while we were eating, sat at a table right next to us and then gave us some autographed coupons! We just Had to have our picture taken with him!
See? Even his shirt says who he is!! =)
With Freddy at Freddy's!
The coupons he gave us (a dollar off per person) that we used to get ice cream for dessert later!)
After lunch, we went to the theater to see Cars 3.
We all loved it!!! (I may have even had a tear at one point)
Next up, we went to Wendy's pool for a bit:
The kids were Delighted to get the inflatable kayak out!
Happy kids with Papa
That night we had a delicious dinner at Two Brother's BBQ
Friday - we had a chill morning, played some games with Dad, I ran some errands. We did this fun skittles experiment (really more like artwork) that we'd been meaning to try for a long time.
You just make a circle of skittles on a plate and then pour warm water in the middle and wait!
They immediately start to bleed towards the center...
...and end up making this beautiful pattern - how cool!?
Philip was doing his last bit of paperwork on base and met us for lunch at Village Inn. On the way home, we checked out a neighborhood garage sale where we got a couple things and Dad bought some Lego to take back to Kenya. Then it was time to get Dad's stuff in the van and take him to the airport. We are always sad to see him leave, but so happy to have had such an Amazing week with him. We love you, Papa Ganoush!