Wednesday, September 17, 2008

NEO Guat Family Picnic

Yeah, I am behind in posting pictures from the summer. This way, I have lots of posts to catch up on so I know you'll visit often to see what's going on here.

Our family is part of the NEO Gautemalan Adoptive Families Group. We are a group of families with at least one child adopted from Guatemala. It's good for the kids to play together, and it's great for the parents to talk about parenting issues (and just hang out!).

We headed to the 2nd annual family picnic back in August. It had a luau theme.

Good food, good friends and great games. Bella did her first potato sack race - kind of.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Philly Part 3

We were excited to stay in Philly for another day of activities - a visit to Valley Forge. We boarded a trolley for a special tour complete with stops along the way to hear reenactments and to visit the sites. Thanks, Grandma Sue and Papa Al, for a great long weekend. History is cool!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Philly Part 2

Day 2 started with a trip to the largest mall east of the Mississippi River, the King of Prussia Mall. Isa was not in a great mood until she got a sucker. Then, we headed to Aunt Aleta's and Uncle Ralph's beautiful home for lunch and a reunion with family. We had a great time even though it rained. The bigger kids even put on a puppet show for the group. What a treat!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Philly Part 1

We were lucky to visit King of Prussia (just outside Valley Forge near Philadelphia) with Grandma Sue and Papa Al to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Aunt Aleta and Uncle Ralph in July. We started out early Saturday morning to make it in time for the evening reception. Isa was good in the car (thank goodness for DVDs). When we arrived, we checked into the hotel which was full of family members there for the weekend celebration. It was so neat! Since we made good time, we stopped for lunch and then, while everyone else napped, Isa and I headed to the pool! The evening reception was nice and we got to meet family we'd not seen before so that was a treat.