Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Friends

We finally got to meet the Pearsons- a family from Jesse and Ruth's church in Minot, North Dakota, that we've heard so much about.  They came to stay with us during the regional Bible Quiz Extravaganza.  We had a blast!  The kids basically adopted them as their very own.  They were pretty sure that the only reason they came was to be their personal play mates!
Here we have Garret and Talon in the middle of a wrestling match.  Talon made sure to let us know, and has  reminded us frequently since, that Garret is his good friend.  He is quite sure that Garret shares the same sentiment.
Nolan knew he had struck a gold mine with Wendy... she let him play with her iPhone.  He thought he was pretty cool stuff! 
And yes....Kaitlyn still has a bit of a crush on her cousin, Jonathan!
Natalie and Clarissa
They were so sweet.  They gave all of the kids a pair of sunglasses, they gave the boys a hat, and Kaitlyn a pink flower headband.  They couldn't have picked better gifts. The kids were super excited!
And they loved Clarissa.  Every time she sat down, at least one of them would climb on her lap.
Actin' goofy
Playing a little joke on the guys.... with alarm clocks.  I don't think it worked out quite as well as planned, but it was still pretty funny!
More pictures with their glasses.  Nolan was pretty sure he needed to wear them to bed.
Mommy with her little stud-muffin
We had a fabulous time, and made some great new friends.  And, of course, it's always fun to see Jonathan.
They had to leave around 3:30am on Sunday morning.  When Talon got up, he jumped out of bed and ran to his room to see if the boys were still there.  They weren't.  He was so sad.  He was trying to be brave, but couldn't hold back the tears for long.  He was ready to give up his bedroom for keeps, and let Garret and Jonathan come live with us, and Kaitlyn would have gladly given Clarissa her pink Hello Kitty room as well! We were all quite sad to see them go, but hope they come back soon!

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