On our way over, we stopped to take some pictures of the sights . . . and Haley took a little nap on her sister.
We could not wait to arrive, say hi to our friends and meet their new little addition . . . one of the absolutely most adorable babies in the entire world!!
Our kids had SO MUCH fun together and left to their own devices, came up with some pretty incredible ideas. First, they made a salon complete with hair-styles, massages, sparkle make-up and nails . . .
Another day, they put together an arcade for us. We bought tickets (5 cents a piece) and played the games they had created out of coffee filters, paper, and their imagination.
They spent hours outside playing in the sprinklers, the yard and the neighboring sand box . . .
They took us to one of their favorite places (Green Bluff) to pick cherries and apricots.
We came home very hot and tired so we enjoyed some ice cream (with a surprise slice of fresh picked apricot in the bottom of the cone!!)
I attempted to beat my little buddy on the WII racing game . . . to no avail (but I did beat Sarah at Scattergories . . does that count?!)
We got to witness little missy's first bites of baby food . . .
And giggle as she splashed and enjoyed her little bath . . .
The kiddos got together without us knowing and surprised us with this sign . . .
We went to play at a splash pad park near their house . . . (or would have been near had we not got twisted around some construction!)
The big girls share a love of reading so they snuggled up with good books together . . .
I taught the big girls to crochet . . .
And Sarah taught me to can our fresh picked apricots . . .
They took us to swim at the local (and incredibly beautiful) YMCA . . .
Sarah gave my blog a face lift (you have to check out her amazing blog) and tried to teach me about widgets. (Still sounds like the Jetson's to me!)
And, of course, we enjoyed more of the giggles and sweetness of miss Posy-Pie . . .
The ride home was a difficult one. The girls and I felt quite sad to leave our good friends goodbye. We stopped to take some more pictures of the incredible drive we took.
We couldn't have had a more amazing 5 days . . . I think the best week of the summer so far. It was such a hard goodbye for all of us. 20 years of friendship . . . 6 beautiful kiddos . . . sunny Spokane . . . delicious meals . . . warm hospitality . . . giggles galore . . . and memories to last us till next time. Thank you dear friends for such a great visit. We love you and miss you and can't wait to see you soon!!!