Saturday, June 23, 2007

Old Friends and Lots of Kids

On the last day of our visit to Ohio, the kids and I drove down to Columbus to meet up with a couple of my old high school friends and their children. We spent some time at the Powell splash pad and playground. The splash pad was like a bunch of water fountains for the kids to play in. It was perfect for little ones who don't know how to swim, but Emma and Jack found it to be too cold. Actually, most of the kids were cold, so we hit the playground for awhile and then headed to a metro park for a picnic, hiking, more playground and chatting. We had a great time and it was a lot of fun seeing my friends again. It was also neat to see all of our kids (8 in all) playing so well together. Emma especially had fun with Claire who is just 2 years older. Claire is a common name in our house as she has given Emma a lot of clothes. Now, Emma is now able to associate a person with the girl named Claire who gives her cute clothes!
The kids are directing us through the woods!

Emma's new friend, Claire

Not too hard to figure out which kids are siblings!

Sure we look the same as we did in high school

At last, it was time to head to the airport to pick up Allan and head for home. We had a great week and I was happy to be able to see everyone, but I was even more happy to get back to our home. Thank you family and friends for entertaining us, feeding us and most important, putting up with us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great photos! We all had a fun day and we're glad you were able to spend the day with us at the end of a long trip.
Amy and the gang