Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sweet Friends . . .

Once again we have been blessed with the opportunity to hang out with great friends.  The Ulricksons, Matt, Amy, Heidi and Shiloh, were in town over the weekend for a wedding.  Cody and I were able to grab time with both Matt and Amy before Matt had to head back to work in Boston.  It was so great to reconnect with both of them and we are so happy they were able to squeeze us in.  Amy and the girls came before Matt and stayed a few days after he left.  Last week we were able to go to the Railroad Park with them for a picnic (sorry, didn't take my camera) and then on Tuesday we went to the Children's Museum.  It was SO much fun!!  The kids had a blast.  I have a ton of pictures of them and had a hard time choosing which to put on the blog. :-) (which is why there are so many on this post)  Thanks again Amy and girls for hanging with us!!  We miss you already.

Jacob watching a mat that changes colors when you step on it.

Shiloh trying on new shoes - I think they might be a little big . . . 

Heidi and "her boys" playing in the Noodle Forrest

Heidi (above) and Aidan (below) playing with a giant cactus that shoots Beanie Baby spiders, snakes etc. off of it as you crank them up to the top.

Aidan and Shiloh checking out what's below on the first floor

Shiloh changes her mind about going into the Noodle Forrest.

Heidi and Jacob playing in the "Forrest"

Having fun jumping in and out of, well, I don't know what they are called.  They were fun anyway.

Releasing their car on the race track

Shiloh and her Nana "Gettin' their motor runnin'

Jacob playing with the race car and track

Heidi showing off her dangerous side

My little race car driver

Shiloh loved sitting on the motorcycle.  I wish I had video of her, she was bouncing up and down and did not want to get off!!

In the next exhibit, the boys went one direction and the girls the other.  The boys went to play with balls that you drop down tubes and watch them roll their way to the bottom.  The girls went to the mini kitchen area to cook up some grub!!  Heidi made spaghetti while Shiloh dished it up.

The next stop was the grocery store.  The kids loved playing with a big table of dried peas.  Another one of Shiloh's favorite attractions.

Jacob and Heidi both did their share of grocery shopping.  Very serious work.

And yes, Ronan was there!!  Above he is enjoying relaxing in one of the baby papasans in the "Under 3 Room".   And below he is chillin' in the stroller while the kids played at the "Car Wash".

Here are the wee ones riding their bikes at the car wash.  I realize I didn't post any pictures of the actual "carwash".  Oh well.

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