Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pawnee Lake

We are on our way to Pawnee Lake to meet my parents and my sister-in-law Aubrey and her kids for a picnic dinner. My mom always has great ideas like this. Today is also Ethan's last day in a rear facing car seat. I will miss watching him play with his feet but I am excited to have him see the world instead of the back of the seat.
We pass over the Lincoln train yard on our way to the lake and almost any given time we go over it we see trains carrying coal. It is surprising that we are still using coal and how much coal we actually use.

Evie sauce-pants. She keeps Ethan entertained by singing. She loves to sing.

Ethan and Isaiah - gently exchanged handfuls of sand.. They are about 9 months apart. I love that Ethan (and Evie) have cousins to play with.

Morgan is such a good big cousin. She is a good big sister too. She is so sweet and protective with her little brother.

The kids had fun just running and playing. It's good to be a kid.

My mom and dad planned a picnic lunch fit for a king...sandwiches with all the fixins, chips, drinks and lots of sweet treats...

The Potters and the Smiths; From left: Noah, Evie, Joel, Morgan, Fran (mom), Don (dad), Isaiah hidden behind Aubrey and Maddie.

Evie giving aunt Aubrey a koala bear hug

Evie walked to the beach with Grandpa and came back carrying this nice treasure

Evie had fun walking down the beach circling little paw prints

And the kids are off to throw rock into the water

Evie found this little fishing minnow...

...and Morgan had fun dissecting it...

We weren't expecting Don Johnson to show up but Ethan was using Joel's jacket and it was getting pretty chilly outside. We just happened to have Joel's suit jacket in the car to take to dry cleaning.

Grandpa added the finishing touch on the treasure Evie found

Morgan is quite the little artist. She made Joel and I cute little pictures to take home with us and was sweet enough to share her art supplies with Evie

And a fantastic sunset to end a perfect day

1 comment:

  1. What a great evening that was! I loved that little koala bear hug especially since it was spontaneous.

    It's always fun to see pictures taken by other people; makes for better memories!