Returning from vacation is usually hard for me, but it was great this time because we came home to lots of fun visitors (we love visitors, if you haven't noticed :). First, the Grays came into town and stayed with us for a night. We have missed these guys so much since they moved to Austin and it was so nice to get some quality time with them. George, Charlie, Evie, and Maggie had so much fun together. I think Charlie may have invaded George's personal space a little more than George would have liked, but he was such a good sport about it. :)
Here's George posing with the ladies. Evie looks mad here--maybe because George can't seem to remember her name (he refers to her as "little Charlie Burrus" :).
Big Charlie Burrus joins the group...
Sweet Maggie. This girl is adorable!
These two had so much fun together. Charlie asked me "when's that boy coming back?" (Apparently he and George both need to work on name recognition).
After the Grays left, Megan and Elec came in town from LA and stayed with us for two nights. We had SO much fun. Charlie and Elec played so well together, but they are going to be trouble in a few years. We packed a lot of fun into their short stay, but our favorites were probably the zoo and a fun trip to the park/lake. I think my favorite memory is the boys walking back from the lake with walking sticks, and then laying in the grass laughing hysterically when Elec accidentally broke his. I loved getting this time alone with them, and so loved all the laughing and playing!
Here are our pics from the zoo...Charlie's favorite, of course, is the safari jeep (the "bakkie").
Elec helped Charlie navigate the wilderness...
Shockingly, Charlie even let Elec drive (I may have had something to do with that :).
Elephant rides are always a big hit. Charlie doesn't seem to mind that they aren't real elephants. :)
We also sprung for the alligator ride.
Evie loved having Elec as well. The extra distraction suited her just fine--gave her more opportunity to get into Charlie's toys without him noticing!
Elec is getting TWO babies at his house in the spring. Looks like he will make a very sweet big brother!
Our highlight of the trip was feeding the giraffes. They are so amazing to watch, and the boys thought their long, crazy tongues were hysterical.
Thanks to all of our awesome guests for making the trip. We miss you guys already and want you to come again!!