We celebrated Ellee's baptism with the Edman family then headed to Lafayette, Indiana to spend time with Kit's sister, Ashlee, her husband-Greg, their darling little boy-Michael and Kit's parents. We were able to take it easy there and the boys loved playing with their new little boy cousin. It was the first time we have seen him since he was born last October. He is so adorable! I just couldn't kiss his little round cheeks enough! We went to an enormous dairy farm, Fair Oaks Farms. We had an absolute blast!!! It brought me back to beautiful Logan, Utah and the times I went with my dad on his dairy rounds. We were able to taste delectable cheeses and ice cream, tour the facilities and watch the birth of a calf! My boys were mesmerized...yes, baby Gunner was born kind of like that, but without the pulls...by far that was the high-light of the outing for my boys!
Gavin navigating a tractor obstacle course at Fair Oaks Farm
Gunner enjoying a taste (gulp more like) of my ice cream cone
My sweet brother-in-law is the assistant golf coach at Purdue University so we were able to go practice putting and distance hitting (sorry, I still can't remember the correct term). We all cringed with each swing of the club if it was it was in the hands of 2 particular little boys. I think we were just waiting for the conking sound of it bouncing off of the other's head. We got lucky with no injuries in that endeavor. I truly appreciated the hospitality the Robertsons gave us. Having your beautiful, quiet house invaded by a troop can't be easy, but they made it look painless and made us feel so welcome!
My little pro-hahaAshlee and Baby Michael (isn't he squeezable!)Isn't he cute!
We headed back to New Albany to spend more time with Sydnee, Dale, Parker and Ellee. My boys loved the extra playmates (as did I) and spent many hours battling in pillow fights, acting out adventures, reading books and watching movies together. We went to Wall-E, the Columbus Zoo, the New Albany Pool, the botanical conservatory and simply enjoyed spending time together. The zoo was amazing! We got to see everything from a komodo dragon to a koala bear. It was so fun! Another highlight was the pool. I have never been to a more fabulous city pool! The kiddie pool was a park in water with slides, enormous water guns and more! My boys had a blast playing with their cousins and their daddy in the water. We went to the botanical conservatory later that evening and were able to admire butterflies as they flittered around us and the breathtaking work of Dale Chihuly. The Fourth of July was spent together relaxing and gorging ourselves on delicious food. Hmmm, it truly was a well-spent vacation. My sister-in-laws were wonderful hostesses and really put me at ease (which is saying something these days). Thank you for a wonderful summer break!!
Wonder which is the monkey?
Parker, Ellee and Jos enjoying the viewChihuly-absolutely breathtaking