Monday, March 22, 2010

A Weekend to Remember!

This past weekend, my sister Maggie, her husband Steve, Charlie and Eli came to Brecknock Township.
Maggie and Steve had a wedding to go to and the Ebersole's were keeping the boys, I know, twist my arm - unsupervised spoiling? Who could pass that opportunity up?

I was so glad that the boys aren't strange with us. We don't get to see them that often and I've always been afraid that they would be scared and not let us hold them or want anything to do with us for that fact. Thank goodness that's not the case.

Charlie has been looking forward to seeing Aidan ever since Christmas. Aidan takes the time to play with him and Aidan likes that someone wants to play with him.

On Friday evening, before lacrosse practice, we went to Boehringer's with the whole Peters clan. Then on Saturday while Maggie and Steve were at the wedding, we took the boys to Oregon Pike Dairy for supper. That by far was the highlight of our weekend. We just couldn't believe how good they were.

There is a model train that runs around the ceiling in the restaurant. Every time it would come in to Charlie's view, he would exclaim "Here come the choo-choo train!", and it never got old and do you know how many times it came into his view in ninety minutes?

They both ate so good and were so well behaved, it was a delight.

After we were done eating, We walked down to the pen where they have some whitetail deer to look at and on our way encountered another little pen that had a mama and three baby goats in it. Charlie was peering in between the fence rails, fascinated by the little goats - so sweet.

He is looking at the deer in the fence.

Eli liked riding on the horse tire swing!

Austin, Charlie and Aidan at the top of the barn ready to go down the spiral silo slide.

Eli giving Austin a look like "Thanks Aust for not letting me go down this crazy thing by myself!".

Look at this playground. It's not huge, but it is AMAZING! They are just enough things to do that it keeps it interesting, but you can keep an eye on you children no matter where they are. It was not full when we were there (early evening) but I'm sure it gets full especially when they open up the outside ice cream deck.

This picture looks like we left them on this little cow by themselves, but actually Austin is crouched down behind them holding on to Eli.

They have a hollowed out log on its side for the kids to crawl through. I put Eli in it and then enlisted Austin's help to get him to look out through one of the little opening on the side. CUTE!

I was hard to take this picture because be had to look into the sun and the little boys were not thrilled with this. To be honest, neither was I!

Saturday night to Sunday morning was uneventful. They both were asleep by 8:30. Eli was up at 5:00, had a bottle, visited for a bit, watched some TV and then went back to sleep until 8:30. Charlie woke up at 5:00 when Eli did and when I went to Aidan's room to get Eli, Charlie sat up in bed, looked at me, ripped his tootie from his mouth and exclaimed "I'm done!" (as in sleeping). I said "Oh no you're not. Lay back down and go back to sleep" which he did with no argument. He got up a little before Eli.

I mean come on, isn't he the SMILIEST BABY EVER!

They both had breakfast and played and were just awesome! When it came time to get Charlie dressed, he just wanted to be in his boxer briefs.

On Sunday afternoon, it was hard to let them go home, but we had so much fun with them and are looking forward to seeing them soon.

Gosh how we love those little red-heads!

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