We headed up to West Virginia on Friday to see our kids. I was so excited and had missed them.
We got up early and arrived in the afternoon. You should have seen Julianne when she first saw us. Her little mouth dropped open wide as if this was the biggest surprise of her life! And then she ran to us. So stinkin' cute. Once she gave me a hug, she went to Justin and hung out with him. She's a daddy's girl.
Jaxson was happy we were there and did give us a hug (after some coaxing to get out of the pool!) but he jumped right back in and played.
We also decided to go swimming. It was hot out and and it felt good to swim around after being in a car all day..
Afterwards, we ate dinner and hung out on the deck. It was nice and relaxing. I caught this tender moment of Julianne and Baxter. Jaxson is a huge animal fan. Julianne-not so much. She doesn't like their fur and gets annoyed by animals easily. For her to go up to Baxter and pet him several times was a huge step for her!
We had planned meeting up with Ashley in Pennsylvannia for brunch. We tried to meet halfway for both of us so we didn't have to drive as far.
This was my first time in Pennsylvannia! I always take pictures of state signs. Can I say that I am thanful to Instagram or making my pictures look a whole lot better than they really do?
This is what it would really look like:
Yay for Instagram.
We had a great brunch and had so much fun catching up on each other's lives.
But I wish I would have gotten a picture of all three of us. Darn.
We drove back to WV, just in time for Jaxson's party. Jaxson had decided that they needed a party complete with cupcakes and a pinata. (Thanks Dora the Explorer for introducing the pinata to my son.) So, the kids swam, played on the trampoline,
He was pretty happy.
Julie was too. Spaghetti is always a hit!
We woke up to rain. Boo.
Especially since we had planned on swimming and playing outside. Plan B went into place and we went to Cracker Barrell.
I think everyone else had the idea too. It was crazy busy. But the kids didn't mind. They loved to color.
By the time we were done eating, the rain was letting up. So the day looked promising. The kids laid down for a nap. And I proceeded to play with Baby and Chloee.
After naptime, we went out the pool. It was actually nice out now!
And played on the swing set.
And cuddled with furry friends.
Time to head home! But first, Dad wanted to take Jax out to the pond to fish. And boy was he excited!
And Jaxson did catch his first fish. He didn't want to hold it up and take a picture though. It flopped everywhere and he did not like that. Julie was a little bored. So we let her "drive" the four wheeler. Julie and I ended up leaving early and that was fine by both of us girls. But the boys had fun!
After they were all done, it was time to leave. I said goodbye to the kitties....
and we were off! And not five minutes into our car ride, Julie was sleeping.
What a fun weekend!