Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A little bit of New Jersey in Wheaton

Grammy, Papa, and Uncle Ryan flew all the way from New Jersey last weekend to visit us and meet Ellie!  The time always flies by when we are together and we hate to say goodbye.  But we had so much fun; Robbie showed off his new walking skills and Ellie got to meet some of the most important people in her life.

Uncle Ryan is always a good time!
Robbie loved playing with him, but got a little stage fright when it came to showing Ryan his mad basketball skills.  (We'll have this fixed by Christmas, Ry...)

Papa takes in his new granddaughter!!  
What a lucky girl you are Ellie.  Your Papa loves you so much.

Grammy with her babies!  
(Don't you just love Robbie's expression!?)  She could single-handedly feed Ellie while totally cracking Robbie up.  I was careful to take good notes.  ;)

We had a great time celebrating Grammy's birthday (on a smaller scale than we would have liked, due to obvious circumstances!) with a homemade lasagna dinner and birthday cake.  On Sunday we were able to all go to church together while my mom stayed at our house so Robbie could nap, and both Rob's and my family had a quick lunch at our house with us.  Then the guys went to Wrigley Field for most of the afternoon while the ladies and Robbie enjoyed a carousel ride (his first) and stroll through the mall (read: air conditioning).  We rounded out the visit  with a trip to the Arboretum Monday morning before everyone had to leave.

Rob and I feel incredibly blessed by both of our families; it is so special to watch your own children interact with your parents and siblings.   Thank you again so much for making the trip to come see us, Grammy, Papa, and Uncle Ryan!  We love you so much and already miss you terribly.

Now if only we could take away all of those pesky states between Illinois and New Jersey...

1 comment:

Robert said...

We had a great weekend and we are very blessed with such wonderful children and grandchildren