Monday, May 05, 2008

Minnesotans Visit

It has been awhile since I have posted. Baseball is over so you would think I would have more time, but the girls keep us busy that there doesn't always seem to be time. So here goes:

We had our friends Jill and Jay visit us last week for 5 days. In those 5 days we had lots of fun, lots of laughs, and may have even convinced Jill that Texas isn't such a bad place to live. They arrived on Saturday the 26th. We planned on going down to the beach. We drove down there and it would have been great conditions if we were all surfers. So we drove by the beach and Maddie is still waiting to go. I'm sure that we will be able to get there sometime this summer. So we headed home and just laid low for the evening. Sunday was church and lunch. Jill and I got a chance to go and check out the new outlet mall- it is a pretty good one. They have some really good stores and we even found a couple of really good deals. They have a Coach outlet and there was a line of like 30 people just waiting to get in the place and then the line to check out was about the same. We didn't go in- even if it is an outlet, I'm sure it is out of my price range. Sunday evening Phill and Shelly came over for Sunday Night Baseball (the Tigers were playing). We didn't have anything mapped out for the week, so we just saw where each day would take us. Monday we ended up at the jumping place where Maddie thought that the big slide was the best. Emma prefers to just play with the toys an could do without the inflatables. That is why it is nice to have a two for one. Monday evening we headed to Harris County for dinner. We promised Jay BBQ and I think he enjoyed it. Tuesday was the Zoo. We spent most of the day there and the girls were wiped out. They had fun running around with Jay and being silly. Wednesday we went to chapel (Chad had it), then we headed to the big playground. Jay was determined to see the nutria (the river rats- they're gross). We all agreed that they are disgusting, fed the ducks and turtles, play on the playground and headed for lunch. We ended up at ITZ, which is near our house and just like Stone Fire Pizza. We watched Monster's Inc, while we ate and then it was off to play games. It was great because it was the 5 of us and about 5 other people there. Maddie loved playing the games and Emma even got into it. When it was finally time to go we went to pick out our prizes and Maddie just thought that the whoopie cushion was the funniest thing, so that is what she got. We headed home to get their bags and then it was off to the airport to say good bye. We had such a fun time and can't wait to see them again. Hopefully sometime this summer will be able to meet up with them.