Nathan and I had a ball in Boise last week. Those two boys never had a squabble in the 5 days we were there. We had to settle them down a time or two because they got rather rambunctious, but they were good friends the entire time. Here are a few pictures.
Playing in the sandbox.

Eating pancakes for breakfast. (You can see Robin’s bright new kitchen in the background.)

Running around the church hallways.

Riding bikes and scooters. That’s Megan in the foreground.

Steven on his bike.

Nathan on the scooter.

Megan and Robin sitting on the front steps.

The boys on the trampoline in the Holsinger’s back yard.

We went to a public trampoline gym called “Jump Time” and let the kids play for a while before getting some Hawaiian Shave Ice. Here’s a sample of their play.

Robin and Ken have done some remodel and makeover on their house. They updated the kitchen, painted all the interior and re-stained the wood floors. They also built an outdoor barbecue kitchen. It turned out fantastic. We had dinner out there the last night.

And now I’m almost out of vacation time until the end of year holidays, so it’s back to the grind for me.

I’m going to Boise tomorrow for a few days. This time I’m taking Nathan with me. When the Holsingers were here last winter, Nathan and Steven really hit it off well, so I thought it would be fun to get them together again. When my kids were growing up, we did cousin visits and cousin exchanges many times, and it’s time these boys got to know each other better. Nathan is really excited and so am I.  While they play, Megan and I can watch ballet videos. I still haven’t seen her performance in last December’s The Nutcracker yet, and I missed spring recital (her first on pointe!) this year, so we can watch those and also just relax in the slightly cooler climate for a few days. The last time I was there, Robin and Ken were just starting their home makeover, so I’m excited to see the finished product.

I’ll take pictures along the way and post on Facebook, and maybe I’ll even write another blog entry when I get home.

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