Her oldest two are girls and matched up perfect in personality with Hannah and Haley . . . within an hour or so, they were inseparable.The older ones connected right away with hand clapping games.
It was pretty cute! All five kids (can you believe we have five kids between the two of us?!) spent the whole first day playing and laughing and running as Sarah and I spent the whole first day laughing and talking and playing games. There is nothing like a friend that you can go months without seeing and pick up like you've never been apart. I love that we could cover fourteen topics at once and track where the other one was going. . . and I don't think we took more than three breaths the whole time we talked!! Love that!!
The second day, we took the kids to Riverfront Park. They have this incredible slide that makes you feel like an ant . . .
We took the kids to play mini golf . . .
Everyone had a great time and we even had four hole in ones (two by the lovely Miss Sarah!!) We left the mini golf with the buddy system . . .
Then decided spur of the moment to ride the Spokane Falls Sky Ride . . . it's a gondola that takes you right over the falls . . . except for the fact that it was about 100 degrees in the car, it was a breathtaking view and quite a lot of excitement for the kiddos!
The grand finale at the park was a time to cool down in the fountains . . .
We headed back to their beautiful home to spend another great evening together. Haley really liked Miss Sarah's cooking . . . she said, "The chicken we had last night was grubbin'. . . I hope she makes that again!" After filling our bellies with more grubbin' food, we all played Uno together . . .
The kids went to bed exhausted by all the fun we were having which gave us Mommas another chance to chat and laugh and catch up on life. We decided for our last day, we'd head to the YMCA for some swimming for the kids while the Mommas watched from the side line drinking Starbucks . . .
All five were little fish and had a wonderful time . . . I knew we'd all have a good time together but was blown away by just how well the kids got along and just how much fun they all had.
It was really hard to say good bye so instead we said, "See ya soon." We've decided that once every six months we'd head over for an adventure and time to make more memories together. And the older two decided they are going to start a mail order book club trading letters and books back and forth.
Thank you sweet friend for your hospitality, your amazingly fun tour of your city, the hours upon hours of conversation and over 16 years of incredible friendship. There is no one like you and I'm so glad you call you my friend!! We miss you guys already . . .
We drove over the mountains with the breathtaking view of the setting sun. The girls did a wonderful job in the car in spite of the six hour drive and I think a picture speaks louder than words . . .