It's been a bit since we were in Illinois, but on our last day there, we met up with Grammy Pammy, Lanny, Aunt Bitsy, Maddie, Abbie, Jacob, Aunt Eileen and Aunt Claud at a restaurant for a few hours. The kids got showered with more presents and eat whatever they wanted off a buffet. It took some Tetris-like skills to get the kids and all their gifts from the visit packed into the car for the ride back home. It was a great way to top off the visit to Illinois. I really enjoyed traveling with the kids this time. They pretty much didn't complain as long as they had snacks and drinks and some music or a video.
Kella and her new Elsa doll. Kinley mostly commandeered this toy-she must have gone to bed before I took this photo.
Kinley with the dolls she loves. No one else could get close to the dolls without her freaking out.
Lanny got some presents, too.
The dolls are taller than Kinners!
Liam loved his new shirt and had to put it on right away.
Elsa gloves that matched her outfit.
Cale got what he wanted: poker chips and cashews
Ewan, excited for his new Star Wars peeps.
Many tears will be shed over the playing of this game. Mostly, because everyone wants to be the winner.
Liam and his space pod. #MITbound
Ah, Monopoly. The cause of much family strife.
Chillin with the ladies.
Now, we are back in the swing of things, and have been for a couple weeks. I'm so glad we had the chance to travel to see everyone. And, Andy enjoyed his time by himself, too.