Monday, August 10, 2015

Sisters' visit!

My sister, Anne, and her daughter, Emily, came to visit for 10 days in July.  The day she got here, we headed over to our cousin Rachel's house to swim and enjoy time with "Lounging Ladies".

Katie, Emily, Ava
 What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
 We brought the desert, and none of our kids had ever had a Klondike bar before.  Major parenting fail corrected!

Sunday, Papa and Granmommy joined us for church and stayed afterward for dinner.  They were enjoying all the love and snuggles from their 3 youngest granddaughters.
 Monday we ventured out into the 100 degree heat to the Hawaiian Falls waterpark.  Kirsten brought her friend Elayna with us, so we hardly saw then except when they ran by to check in.
Katie and Emily so much fun together and did not want to stay in one place for more than 5 minutes!  

 It took hours of coercion and bribery with a snow cone, but we finally convinced Katie to go down one of the big slides.  Once she went down, she loved it and spent the rest of the day going down them over and over again!

 Tuesday I worked while Anne spent the day hanging out with the kids and swimming.
Wednesday we ventured out to the Perot Museum in downtown Dallas.  The girls loved learning about the different types of bird eggs.  Katie was especially enthralled by the hummingbird egg.
 We made our own birds, battled pre-historic dinosaurs, raced a cheetah and tried to eat like a bird.
 And of course we spent tons of time in the Children's Museum creating art.
 Thursday we were joined by Jenny! We spent time hanging out at the house, the mall, and the pool.  Friday brought us to Oklahoma and to Aunt Iva's house for the Adams Family Reunion.  Kirsten, Katie and Emily would not be outdone by the boys and definitely held their own with the nerf guns.
 On Saturday, the whole crew went to the Oklahoma Science Museum.
Katie found a life sized kaleidoscope.  There were thousands of Katies!  The world is definitely not ready for that!
 Katie learned how to ride a Segway
 As did Kirsten
 It seemed like everywhere we went, the girls were wanting to make funny face poses with their Aunt Jenny!
 Life-sized Operation!
 The train exhibit was a favorite!


We headed up stairs where the girls were able to man an Air Force plane. 
 Venture into space
 And man their own Apollo mission
 
 Saturday night brought fun conversation, yummy food, and lots of goodbyes, only after loosing all of the kids and then finding them a mile away by the pond playing Zombie Apocalypse. 
 Sunday morning, everyone wanted to wear Aunt Jenny's sky high heels.

Katie actually fell over while wearing them!
 
Sunday night after enjoying brunch, church and dinner with Papa and Granmommy, Emily and Anne headed home, followed by Jenny on Monday.  It was a super fun visit and I loved having my sisters here!