Thursday, May 28, 2009

Guess What's New Here?

Let me tell a little bit of the story behind it first.  Roger and 4 of our children got up early on Monday morning to catch a train.  (I love that Roger enjoys spending time with our children - and has fun doing it!)  One of his good friends took them to the train station so that the rest of us didn't have to get up at 6am.  Thank you Duncan!  I did get up to say good-by and give out hugs before going back to sleep. 

They met the conductor as they boarded the train.  He dropped his hat onto Daniel's head and the boys loved taking turns wearing it.  .

Free food was enjoyed by all!  Who knew they would give out free food?  They played games and loved the big table to do this on.

The conductor on the right is the one who loaned out his hat.

After riding for a few hours, they were met at the station by my sister and her daughter.  During the moments of sunshine that day, they enjoyed swimming. 

Aunt Laura treated the girls to a pedicure.  It sounded like it was a lot of fun and I hate that I missed out on all the fun!  I stayed home with Eliana and Christopher.  Eliana had therapy and I needed to get some things done before we started our camp this week.  (More on that another day.  Our first day was today and it was great fun!)  I wish we could have all gone on the trip!

Well, the next day, our family returned home ... like this.

We have a new van.  It's really nice - though I haven't gone for a test drive yet.  It has been 2.5 years since we've all been able to ride together.  I'm looking forward to doing that again!  There is plenty of room for all of us.  :-)  (We've taken out one row of 3 seats to give us storage in the back.)

Roger did a lot of researching to choose the van and the dealer.  I think he did a great job.  I'm looking forward to using it.  Thanks!

Hope you are having a great week!