Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mimi and Uncle Jeff came to visit!!!!!

In January, my mom and brother came to visit.  It was W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L!!!!! 
Here are the kids at the airport waiting for them to come around the bend.  We were all so excited to see them!

One of our neighbors came and helped pick up mom and Jeff with us.  On the way out of the airport, our neighbor had to stop and pay.  Jeff got out his wallet to pay him back, and he said, "What are you doing?  I am not a taxi driver."  Jeff said, "I know, I just wanted to pay for the parking."  Our neighbor said, "No.  They [talking about us] are our family, so you are our family."  Jeff said that was when his perspective was blown about this part of the world.  Truly, it's nothing like you see on the news!  Anyway, we got them home and tucked into bed.  The next morning we gave them a royal welcome with an Arab breakfast.
What's an Arab breakfast you ask?  It's DELISH!  Falafal, hummus, pita, zatar bread, cheese bread, eggs, foul (pronounced like fool).  It's so delicious!!  If you come visit, we'll have the same breakfast.
Mom and Jeff brought 4 suitcases of stuff.  Here are the kids with birthday and Christmas presents from Nana and Grampa.  They also brought Catie's old baby clothes and lots of other goodies.  Toys are SO crazy expensive here, so I ordered ahead and got some birthday gifts to tuck away. A few friends had sent surprises with mom, too, and that was such a treat. 
I loved just hanging out together...playing games, fires and s'mores, reading and snuggling, of course some screen time with Uncle Jeff.
Catie and Jeff did an awesome puppet show together.  They called themselves "CJ and the no problems."  It was the cutest thing ever.  Here they are introducing the show!
Jeff snapped this picture of me one day while we were out.  I love it so much cause you can see my tummy poking out!
We went out to a few good meals.  Here we are on the last night sharing sundaes.

When a fun song came on at the restaurant, Jacob busted a move and started dancing.  Catie joined in, too.  Everybody clapped for them when they were done.  So cute!
YAY for visits!!!!  We all had such a great time and got our tanks filled up.
Love you so much, mom and Jeff!  Thanks for making the looooooong trip!

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