Our weekend involved lots of car time so I had the bright idea to acquire Adventure in Odyssey tapes from a consignment facebook group. We met the lady on our way to PA Friday morning and Jeremy proceeded to put a tape in our car's cassette player. He quickly found out that at least one child thought the tape player was a coin slot. There was more than a dollar worth of coins in there. Ultimately, the coins won and we ended up without tape, radio or CD player working. But, you know what? The children did great. There was plenty of chatter and lots of watching the ipad GPS counting down miles and possibly counting down my tenths of miles towards the end, but it was a great trip.
We ate lunch in the car and then met some friends of ours from Oregon at a park in Lancaster. They were here for a wedding. Josiah was just a baby when we saw them last and their children are so grown. In fact they have a daughter who is 11 and she modeled being a good friend to Aliza. She was just being herself. When they arrived she greeted Aliza and a few minutes later asked Aliza to tell her about the book Aliza was reading. Marie and Aliza went to the end of the picnic table and spent a long time talking. We spent about 2 hours with them and then we headed on to my aunt and uncles house. Aliza, Josiah and Anna took a LONG nap in the car after we left Lancaster.
I don't know how to sum up our weekend with Dan and Laurie. We just lived life together for a weekend. Saturday started cold and cloudy. My family slept in...until after 9!! We played games.
There was body painting.
And, of course, when we visit Dan and Laurie the children expect to play in the stream. The water was pretty much freezing cold, but that didn't stop these guys.