We just had an amazing weekend with our loving friends from Chicago, Uncle Lamb, Aunt Monkey and Little Bee.
When they first arrived, we played and cuddled like crazy until bedtime. And they very first thing the next morning, we took them to Pia's spring musical. Pia, your class has been rehearsing your Congo dance for weeks and you had the moves, even if you were a bit shy to show them off.
You definitely knew the starting position.
After all that dancing, it was time to cool off at the beach. We took your newest buddy to Papas hotel for some scrummy food with the ambiance of the ocean waves. Bennett couldn't stop cuddling you.
I love you,
And sometimes, he liked cuddling so much, he'd cuddle you right down to the ground. Which you...put up with.
At the beach, you showed Bennett and Rafa all the toys they have there and then we all had a picnic right there in the kids pit. We spent so much time there we hardly made it down to the water at all. But eventually I convinced you both.
After a day of sun, we headed back home, but we made sure to get some good cuddles in before splitting up into our cars. And this time, papa joined the caravan home.
Where the adults BBQd with Coronas (for old times sake), and you kids did what you do.
Though some enjoyed it more than others...
In the morning, we showed our guests our neighbourhood. We are still trying to convince them to move in so we made sure to slip in just enough hints. Coco Walk is great for kids.
Our boys could bake together!
Bennett has a small (read: enormous) obsession with appliances. He likes the washing machine best, but when all else fails, he'll hit up the swifer or even the broom.
Since his visit, the broom closet is a hot spot. You guys learn quickly.
Since you're all a bit young for swimming in the ocean on your own, we took you all to the baby beach as well. This beach is perfect to just let you run wild because the water is sheltered and shallow. Though really it was mama running wild when I forgot that I needed cash to get in and didn't have uncle lambs number. Thankfully monkey and lamb came to the rescue and we all got a bit of sun, sand and sea.
And I think you got a few ideas from Bennett about how to hold your own...like when Pia crawls up onto your seat.
We already miss our friends and aren't quite sure what to get into next without our busy Bennett confidently leading the way. He's going to be a good one to grow up with-you guys are pretty lucky...and not just because he's going to fix your broken refrigerator later in life...