The kids even sang to Nana and Harper helped her blow out her candles- happy birthday, Nana!
The kids were so excited to see Papa that they didn't want to go to bed, and they were up early to see Papa in the morning. The kids started their stay off with a trip to visit to the pond in Papa's neighborhood to see the fish and turtles while Abby and I went for a walk. I know Tony and Papa were happy to have some time together with Harper and Jack.
Saturday afternoon the kids took a trip down to Houston proper to see their cousins. I called my sister as we were packing up to leave on Friday and she invited us over for lunch on Saturday- something low key. Our visit with them was so relaxing and fun; the kids got to play with Wyatt and Sloane and run around the backyard (Harper called it the "playground"). We also got to meet the newest addition to the family, Meg the dog; she was sweet to the kids and well behaved and didn't jump or bark or bite. My favorite part of the day was watching Wyatt and Jack and Sloane and Harper play together. I know that the kids have a pretty big age gap, but it makes me smile to see how well they get along, and how nice the big kids are to the little ones. I hope that they'll stay close as they get older.
We rounded out our time in Houston with some fun playtime at Papa's house. The kids loved bouncing around Papa's backyard and playing football with Tony, and having footraces with me. I was happy to wear the kids out so they'd sleep well, and I am so thankful to spend the last days before fall outside with soaking up all the summer has to offer.
We made our trek back to Frisco on Sunday afternoon and the kids did great in the car- both kids took good naps and the temperature dropped the further north we drove. The house wasn't terribly hot when we got back, and the kids got to sleep upstairs where the A/C actually worked. Tony and I surrounded ourselves with fans and endured until the repairman could fix our unit Monday afternoon.
So, I am making this blog post from a nice, cool, comfy house that I am very thankful for. Here are some pics of the kids being goofy this week: Jack and I hanging out and Harper giving Tony a makeover before their tea party :) What a great dad!