I'll do my best to keep it brief and only share the highlights...
The boys did awesome on the 16hr plane ride from Doha direct to Houston. We stayed with Ken's parents in Houston and the boys loved catching up with their cousins Tiffany and Alex. Unfortunately we also had to spend a lot of time in doctor's offices - I underestimated how much time that would take ... between primary care, dentists, optometrists, dermatologists, lab work, follow-ups, specialists, etc, etc etc ... we had 23 doctor appointments!! It wasn't much fun, but we're all healthy and well ... the boys are still too small (especially Nicholas), but otherwise, we're all doing well.
We did squeeze in some fun things in between all the doctor visits ...
|Tiffany did awesome in her dance recital! |
I think Nicholas is smiling in his sleep here ...
we couldn't rouse Jaden to get in the picture.
Jet lag is rough when you're only 4 and 6!!
|John, Nicholas, Jaden and Evelyn on the kayak|
Jaden learning to waterski:
|Nicholas on the jet ski|
|ready for some dodge ball with John|
|in line to jump into the foam pits with Caroline|
|piggy back rides with Evelyn and John|
|Lunch with an Astronaut|
|Houston Children's Museum|
|fighting over the fish|
|Jaden caught his brother|
|They LOVED the magnets!|
Our last day in Houston was the first day of Vacation Bible School at our church. The boys had such a good time with their friends and we hated that we couldn't stay for the entire week.
|With Abby and Annabelle at VBS|
|Driving the go carts at It's Pizza after VBS|
|Nicholas was so proud to get a prize from one of those claw machines!!|
Looking back through our pictures, I realize that I was a terrible photographer this summer! Shame on me!!! No pictures with Ken's parents or of all the cousins together. We also enjoyed several nights out with Erik and Meg, our old neighbors, our church friends, so many other memories not captured on film. We are truly blessed to have so many friends and family to visit with on our summers!! The hospitality was so very appreciated!! We love and miss you all!!
I'll post again soon with pictures from the St. Louis portion of our summer...