Sunday, April 21, 2013

Dad Wiese's visit

Dad came out for nine days in order to see Katie and Richard and the boys and Becky and I. The way things worked out it felt like several vacations in one: Becky and I had a little time to spend with just Dad, then we had a weekend where Katie and the boys came and stayed with us, then there was more time with just us and Dad, and finally, we all went and stayed with Katie and Richard and the boys.

Right after we picked Dad up from the airport we made a stop at the tidal basin so we could appreciate this year's cherry blossoms.

Dad, trying to fill things in on top.

Isn't she gorgeous!?

Since Richard was away at National Guard duty for the weekend, Katie, Tyler, and Aiden came and stayed with us. The highlights of their time with us included lots of legos, watching and re-watching Wreck it Ralph, trips to parks in the area, and a fun day in church where, surprisingly, both boys had a great time in their respective nursery and primary class.

Aiden and Becky queuing up a movie to watch on her phone.

Watching the Canadian Geese.

We had a few relaxing days at home with Dad, then were back on the road, this time to spend a few days in Warfordsburg with Kate and Richard. The highlights again included toys, movies, trips to local parks, and celebrating Tyler's fourth birthday.

We even squeezed in seeing this movie on Saturday and a trip to the Maryland side of Great Falls before taking Dad back to the airport.

Becky next to the historic C&O canal with the working lock and museum is in the background.

Now that everyone has returned to their own houses our apartment seems very quiet and we're back to the reality of cooking for ourselves each night!