Monday, April 25, 2011
Well April here was the COLDEST on record. But we didn't stay in by the fire and mope, altho it was the topic of discussion far more than was emotionally healthy.
We had a very busy month, hmmm, guess they all are that way and that is good. Keeps us from sitting around commiserating about....
Some of the cousins had dinner at Uncle Tom and Aunt Jeans in early April. It was a wonderful evening of stories, more stories (are you sure that was true?) and good food. We look forward to the reunion in August of this clan +the rest at Cape Disappointment. We're excited to see Marianne and Ken's branch of the family.
Uncle Tom shows Etta his basalt fountain. Cousin's, below, Brandon took quite an interest in Etta and she in him. Brandon's mom Margaret holding a future Husky, courtesy of Uncle J.
Over spring break we went with Tonya/Dan and family to the Science Center. We had a great day. Highlight of the center was the butterfly house, dinosaurs and the Lewis and Clark I-Max. Justin met us for lunch at the Center. To cap it all-- fabulous chowder back at Tonya's Cafe.
Tulip time! Anghared and Anna come to see the tulips. We had a delightful visit and stroll through the street fair.
Up to watch Etta for the day while mommy went to work to help daddy...bliss for g'ma and g'pa.
Etta comes to visit (her first over-nighter without mom and dad!) and g'pa takes her for a stroll. She kept pointing to the door. Loves being outside.--and Tucker. We loved our sleep-over!
Lisa and Troy had an Easter brunch. It was delicious and the SUN was shining so we just sat outside and lolled in the sun like sun-starved creatures that we are!! The kids hunted Easter eggs, then rehid them, hunted again and on... and on... Miss Etta rode in the airplane swing very content to watch it all. When she saw Tonya, she held out her arms right away. I think she thought that was someone who looked a lot like mommy!
Braden giving hugs--lots of them to his cousins.
Ready for meeting! Mommy and Daddy are back and as you can see by the picture below Miss Etta was pretty happy to see them.
Etta loves grandpa reading books. She is never done!