Well actually they were in Salina & Minneapolis. They were headed to Colorado, South Dakota, etc., etc. so they stopped for a visit since we were on their way. It was a lot of fun to finally get to see Hattie & Cael together. And yes, we were right, it was love at first sight!! They got to Sharon's house Wednesday evening & we just hung out for a while. Hattie, Cael & AJ were playing. Hattie was so funny because she would take things out of Cael's hands & say, "Mine!" and then lean over & kiss him. He didn't seem to mind. He just moved on & played with something else. Well, then AJ started doing the same thing!! Poor Cael - outnumbered by girls! Courtney, Brent & Curt went to go get beer so after the kiddos went down Kate & I got to hang out & talk. It was just like old times! Here are AJ & Cael playing before the Dills arrived.
Thursday morning we got up & went to Rock City. Brent could hardly contain himself he was so excited!! We had fun going into the gift shop (did you know they had one of those?) and then walking around the rocks.
After Rock City we headed to Rolling Hills. It had been 7 years since Courtney & I went there. For those of you who don't know, Rolling Hills is basically a zoo. We had a lot of fun & the kids were great!! They each had their moments of being fussy - especially when it was lunch time - but all in all they did great! We got to feed the giraffes which was fun. Unfortunately only 2 prairie dogs came out. We went to the petting zoo & Cael loved it!! Curtis held him so he could feed the animals & pet them. A bunch of the animals licked him & he laughed every time! Both kids fell asleep in the car on the way home & slept for another hour or so once we got back to Sharon's.
After the kids woke up from their naps we drove to Salina to stay at a hotel. We went to dinner with Calvin & Donna. Hattie & Cael sat by each other & even shared some food! Courtney got up to go to the bathroom & Hattie said, "Bye bye" and then Cael said it!! Plain as day!! Everyone at the table just looked at him. Of course he hasn't done it since. After that we went back to the hotel & went swimming. It was Cael's first time in a pool! It was his first time even in swim trunks!! He did really good & seemed to enjoy himself. Hattie let him borrow her floaty & he was so funny! He always crosses his feet...even in the water! He just laid back & relaxed. The next morning we got up & had breakfast and went swimming again. Then we had lunch before the Dills left. The kids loved each other the whole time. They were kissing each other & playing. They are going to be coming back through this way this week so we'll get to see them again. Knowing that made saying goodbye much easier! Courtney made the comment that since we've been back from Puerto Rico we haven't seen the Dills where at least one of us was not pregnant. The first time we saw them we were both pregnant, the 2nd time I was pregnant & Hattie had just been born and this time Kate's pregnant!! And it's a girl!!! Don't worry, the Marsh family is not planning on joining this time!