We were blessed to catch up with our friends at the arrival ofmt heir newest little one! The Winslow's traveled to Bulgaria to get a sweet little one....the same day we dropped Darrell off to travel to Germany from Boston....we later met up with the Winslows in NH...a bit later in n the evening.
This is Grace sporting her welcome Home balloon the kids proudly picked out for her....we all love Grace.
Here is their Annabella...she is so sweet! They said she reminded them a lot of our Becca.
Kiara making her laugh...we love her sweet heart towards little ones.
Here is Mary...it was late and I know she was tired but I am sure it was good to be on home turf!
It's fall here and we have been super busy but took a bit of time out to visit the Annual a Touch-a-truck in our little town. I even got to see the inside of an 18 wheeler....very cool. We could believe the space inspire with storage, fridge and bunks.
Ben inside the ambulance....
Do you think these two were in an adventure?
She was giving everyone directions....good thing she wasn't in charge!
This little gem asked to play outside but was instructed she could but she had to stay on the deck in the play area as we were almost ready for dinner and then a meeting at our home where people were on their way already.
When we called her for dinner...she was no longer on the deck. We quickly located her in this delimma....
Everyone who really knows our family knows Darrell loves trains! He talks of his grandfather working in the PA railroad and the trips he took with him as a young boy. He will tell you of the time he walked into an East German train store when we lived in Germany and bought one of every train in his gauge for almost nothing because of the amazing exchange rate.
So....when the chance to ride a train comes along....we jump! We love this old train....we've ridden before...we reminisced about the last time....Kiara was in an infant seat (she is now 11). It is such a treasure as it passes corn fields, Amish buggies, and big farms in the countryside of Lancaster county, PA.
We just happened to be there the day before Thomas the Tank Engine day....we saw the set up and even sneaked a peak at Thomas and his friend Percy in the Engine rooms.
Kiara with Oma and Suzy. Thank you Oma for the treat!
Here is Mike and Ben with our other Oma....she treated us all to lunch....yum!
Joe staring out at the crib fields ...there were horse teams and farmers working in them.
Rebecca, Eli and Aunt Carolyn hanging out together....thankful for her day off so she could join us too!
Devon taking it all in and you can't help but notice the barefoot of Becca. We ended up at Good and Plenty for dinner which we were also treated to....such a blessing! We are our fill and met up with a bus load of folks from China...Ben and Eli were thrilled and chatted to a mom and her daughter.
While dad and two of the boys were away at Alert Camp....the rest of us headed to Delaware to catch up with grandparents and cousins for a few days. We also were able to enjoy Oma and Aunt Suzy's pool.
Becca loved the freedom of swimming without floaties...she did so well.
Kiara and Joe dominated the diving board with bellyflops and attempted dives.
Mike loves cooling off and being cool.
By the end of the week...Eli ventured in without his life jacket...he has come so far this year in the water.