Also during our stay, we made sure to play with some cousins. We stayed with Joe and that was fun, but we sure missed his family (they were breathing in paradise in Hawaii). It's so nice that our other cousins live so nearby, so we spent lots of time with Jax, Max, and Devon.
We also visited with Steve's family. We went to the park by his parents' house.
We also visited with Beverli and Eva (James and Tron were in Idaho). It was so fun to meet their new family member, Ninja, a really cute and energetic border collie puppy. Lily and Amara also got to play dress up with the myriad of costumes Eva pulled out. My girls LOVED them!
Visiting Happy Valley wouldn't be the same without going out-to-eat with family. We went to the Pizza Pie Cafe in Highland and there were smiles all around.
We took a Saturday to help Joe with his "morning project" ahem... others call it backbreaking, sweaty gruntwork. I did what I could with my heart condition which means a whole lotta nuthin. Actually, I watched Devon while my strong sister and husband helped Joe. Lily and Amara were good snail hunters and they even caught a few that weren't dead yet.
A couple days later, Steve and I took the girls to visit his parents and spend the night while we went on our anniversary date (a month late, but it's all good). On the way, we redeemed a carwash coupon that I had won, and boy was that a cool carwash. The girls got to spray soap onto cars that went through by using remote controls. So fun!
Many thanks to Steve's wonderful parents for always being willing and ready to watch over our little ones. We sure love them.