We’ve had a pretty busy summer of visitors, so I haven’t been able to keep up blogging with all the visits. Here are photos from Leslie and Vince’s trip in July. We were pretty lazy about taking pictures. Most of these photos are from a trip to Duke Chapel, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and the Durham Life Science Museum.
When people visit us
We were so lucky to have my grandmother (Henry’s great-grandmother) in town for her 84th birthday!! She got to spend lots of quality time with Henry. We even went to the pool one afternoon, it was so relaxing.
Friday was my work-at-home day, so Granma went with Uncle Denny (her brother-in-law) and Aunt Betty out to lunch at her favorite Raleigh restaurant, Kanki. Saturday we got up early and hit the North Raleigh Farmer’s Market with the neighbors. It was pretty hot out so we didn’t stay long.
Then we headed to The Roast Grill, which we had seen featured on a recent episode of Man vs. Food. I knew that Granma loves hot dogs, so I thought we’d check it out. I was in for a surprise when I discovered how incredibly small a place it is. We got our order to go and had yummy hot dogs at home.
For her birthday on Sunday, my mom joined us for a big dinner in Granma’s honor. My mom brought over balloons, which were a great hit with Henry. She wore herself out playing with Henry and the balloons.
It was a great trip and it was so nice to have her here. I love her so much and I’m so happy to be able to spend time with her.
Saturday afternoon, Dave’s brother Kevin, his wife Mary, and their three kids all arrived from Cleveland. We are so excited to have them here as most of them have never been here before.
We had a nice chicken dinner last night and waffles for breakfast this morning. The waffles went over better with the kids. 🙂
Today we went to a local park to let the kids run out some energy. They had a great time at the playground.
Tonight Mom and Gene come over for a big family dinner. It’s sure to be a chaotic, fun time!
Granma’s coming to visit for a few short hours this Saturday, courtesy of her next-door neighbors. They’re driving down for the day to attend a wedding, and they’ll drive home afterwards. They’re carting her down here so she can play with Henry for a few hours. 🙂
Henry and Finn are becoming fast friends
William and Joyce with Henry, Ele and Will with Finn
The doting granparents
Oh, and the screech owl that William and Joyce were nursing back to health. So cute!