Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Noel Visit

We were so blessed to get the chance to spend the weekend with the Noel Family as they passed through Nashville. It has been way to long and we were all looking forward to spending some time with a few of our closest friends. Saturday morning, the kids had a blast waking up to see each other and eating together. Then we hung out to see if the rain would stop, and eventually made it to the adventure science center. It was fun! The kids loved the tower- there was a mechanical level, a body level, a music level, and when you climbed all the way to the top, you had an amazing view of the city. We also visited the body quest area and they seemed to like it. I think it will be more interesting to them as they get older. We skipped the Planetarium since it seemed the kids wouldn't sit that long. We might try it out later. On Sunday, after church we ate at the Rainforest Cafe. The kids had a blast. There are some days that I wished we still lived by the Noel's and our other friends, but we are blessed to be a stopping point for so many of them while they travel. Here are some pictures from our time together:

Eating a healthy breakfast of powdered do-nuts....while making jokes that they all found so silly and the adults laughed just because they were not that funny- but the kids thought they were stinkin' hilarious!
Playing the "Duck game" on PS3. The kids had a blast trying it out and cheering each other on.

Ian found a woman after his own heart. He and Emi played Dinosaurs a lot and they took care of the forest creatures. It was funny because our kids paired off together perfect.
We cannot forget the other member of the Noel Family- Jake (or Jakie as we call him here). I promise if the Noel's had decided to leave him here, Riley would have hugged him to death!
Claire and Caleb were pretty much inseparable. They sat together, they played together, they read books together, they even slept in the same bed (opposite ends, people!) Who knows what the future holds for these two.....but I will tell you we wouldn't mind the Noel's being in the family at all!!
Caleb got a little shy after this got planted on him- there was a look of disbelief and shock on his face the min after. Almost a look of panic of "What do I do". It was pretty funny...
Emi and Ian reading a bible story to the Dinosaurs.

I just realized that I don't have any of Allie and Riley playing together. Oh well, maybe next time. Matt and I were so glad that you all stopped by, even if it involved a trip to the ER and MapCo. For those of you who haven't heard, Tommy went to the ER and found out that he was passing a kidney stone while he was here. That was some pretty painful stuff there! We are so glad that we were able to get together and we hope that we will see more of you in the future!!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

We had such a good time. Thanks for having us. It was too bad that we were at the ER for several hours of our short visit but it was SUCH a blessing that we were at your house rather than on the road (where we would have been if we hadn't decided to stay with you guys for a day!) Thanks for a wonderful visit!