Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Laney Visit

Forgive my tardiness...there were too many events in too little time to put it all into one post. Jared's parents came to visit a couple of weeks ago and we didn't take nearly enough pictures...but here are some highlights. It was nice to just hang out and relax while they were here. Isaac and Noah enjoyed all the extra attention. Here they're deep in thought, listening to a story from Grandma Laney.
We went to Jump On It! along with some preschool friends, which was enjoyed immensely.

It was impossible to catch them for a good picture.

Noah cooperated once (the camera didn't).

This only came with intense persuasion. They were never this still again.

Jared even got to meet up with us once at Fort McHenry.

Isaac's worried the gate locker is going to lock us out. We stayed right up until closing.

I don't know what I would've done without Mama Laney on Halloween. She baked the pies for the Trunk or Treat, crafted a sword for Noah, metallicized Isaac's boots and performed other miscellaneous tasks of magic. Incidentally, she's definately a good person to have around when coming up with clues for a treasure hunt. Our personal favorite: "In the bathroom there's sometimes a stench, but you won't find that in the piano bench!"

That's one happy knight. Thank you, Bobbie and Ashton for the costume!

Grandpa was dressed up like a banker.

Sir Isaac and Firefighter Timmy

A frog prince with a dragon in his lap?

A knight and his dragon

Of course knights don't hug dragons, but have you ever seen such shiney boots?

That weekend Jared's brothers flew in to join the fun. Isaac and Noah were all the more pleased.
They posed

And played

And hiked

And of course eventually gave hugs goodbye.

They missed all the visitors right away. Noah could be seen at the window for days at odd times saying "Uncle went outside? Uncle! Uncle?" It was surely fun to have them. Now I'm back to being their only playmate again. And it was such a nice break, I daresay I'm actually ready and willing.


Carina said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! How fun. I can tell the boys loved having family visit. Cute pictures, adorable just have an awesome family. Hope you're keeping yourself rested, too! Growing a baby is hard work!

Bob And Tiffany said...

Looks like fun! Wish we could have made it too. Maybe someday