Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Visit from Friends

This weekend some of our college friends, Shane and Beth, came to visit us along with their kids Grace and Collin. We have not seem them since Grace was born about 3 1/2 years ago, so it was so much fun to catch up on each others' lives. Eli was just enamored with Grace and tried to follow her around everywhere and do everything that she did. Grace was a doll! She was so sweet to Eli, even when he didn't share so well. Beth had to explain several times to Grace that Eli didn't exactly know what sharing was yet, so she wouldn't get upset with him. It was so much fun to watch Grace and Eli interact with each other. Grace's little brother, Collin, is almost 5 months old, so she's going to have to get used to someone following her around copying her every move. Eli just helped prepare her, I guess :)

Grace and Eli playing together

We went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch and that was an experience. Four adults and three kiddos! I think that's the first time Josh and I have gone out to eat with someone else that had a kid. All the kids did great. Eli had eaten before we left the house, but that didn't stop him from chowing down on some of my spinach quesadilla. He loved the rice and the spinach as you can tell!

Good to know he likes spinach!

Beth and I wanted to have some girl time, so the boys offered to watch the kids while we went and got pedicures. We got back and the four of them were involved in a nerf ball war. There were balls going everywhere in the house. Josh, Eli, Shane and Grace were all having a great time, and Collin was watching all of them entranced. He'll be up moving around before too much longer!
I think Josh and Grace had the most fun though. They were both running all over the house pelting each other with the balls and laughing hysterically while doing it!

That night we went over to B and Memaw's house for the LSU game. Shane and Beth are big LSU fans like we are, so they fit right in. Grace made herself right at home and started playing with anyone that would play back. I hope that Eli is as personable as she was one day. She wasn't nervous or shy about not knowing anyone at all. It was so sweet! She even said the blessing for all of us before we ate our food. It was precious!

What a game!

Sweet little Grace

Isn't she just too precious?!

Beth and I and our babies left early to get the kiddos in bed, but the boys stayed for the remainder of the game. Poor Tigers! Hopefully, they'll do better next time. Shane and Beth had to leave the next morning, but we made plans for them to come over Sunday morning before church and have breakfast with us. They did just that and before they got on the road, we attempted to get a picture of all the kids. That didn't work out so well. Grace and Eli bumped heads, she started crying, Collin started crying, and Eli was ready to bail and go play. Beth and I decided that Josh and Shane could take the picture while we held the kids. Collin was still upset and Eli didn't smile, but Beth, Grace and I did our part :) Fun times!

We are so glad for such wonderful friends. It was so much fun to see how much God has blessed each of our lives. We can't wait to see them again!

Collin was not into picture taking.

Beth, Collin, Grace, me, and Eli

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