Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 28 - 31, 2014 - WI, MN

Thursday, July 31.  The highlight of Monday was a lunch gathering with 7 of my first cousins at the Olive Garden in Madison.  We had an enjoyable conversation, lots of laughs, and a great time, visiting for a few hours.

Ken Otteson, Donna Parisi, Carole Shafer, Jonnie Teubert, JoAnne Lucas, Me, Fran Ganshert

I'm just now getting a chance to update after arriving at Ben and Jill's yesterday afternoon.  The drive here was uneventful but once I got here, it has been nonstop.  Camille and ?Norah woke from their naps shortly after I got here. Camille reached out for me right away and had a little giggle for me. They are on the move now, crawling all around, chasing after the dogs that they love, and not staying still for very long.  After having a bottle (there's no sitting on laps for that any more), we packed up the stroller and headed for Pershing Park where Charlotte could play in the playground and the kiddie pools.  Needless to say, she liked the pool the best.  The twins were content with having their feet dangle and enjoyed watching all of the other children play.

The rest of the day was a whirlwind of activity and it only became quiet when they we all in bed for the night.  Today was much the same only a little more hectic as Jill had to be away for a while this afternoon and Camille wasn't feeling well.  She woke from her nap with a fever and shortly after that, Charlotte through a major tantrum.

Ben and I spotted this guy on our walk this evening.