Saturday, September 09, 2006

Here's To Ya, Robertsons

That panting you may hear in the background is Sarah, Eden and I (and if it's not us, then I don't really want to know what's going on at your house). Why the hard breathing? We just had the Family Robertson in from Phoenix for five days--Stephanie (Sarah's best friend from high school), Gary, Charlie, and Luke. Wow, do those kids have some energy. Not that it wasn't fun--we had a blast having them out here and will actually consider it a personal affront if they do not immediately move to Little Rock.

Okay, I'm kidding (about the moving, not the having fun part). Although Sarah may not be--one or two tears rolled down her cheeks as they pulled away on Wednesday.

And Eden loved Charlie and Luke. I mean, seriously loved--if she could have stuck them in the pocket of her 6-month pants to play with whenever she wanted, she would have. If she could've recorded them and played them on a 24-hour nonstop loop on TV, she would have. If she could've covered them with rice cereal, breastmilk, and bananas and eaten them up, she would have. She loved them.

We had to work a bit to come up with energy-tapping activities for three days, though. Luckily, the hotel they stayed at had a pool, so we hit that a couple times, as well as the zoo, the park, and a sweet, sweet place called The Wonder Place that should be on every parents' To Do With Your Kids When They're Bored And Crazy list. The Wonder Place had all kinds of cool stuff for kids from Eden's age up to about 8 years (or, if you're anything like me, up to 30ish). We and the Robertsons gave the place a workover for a couple of hours but, believe me, I could've stayed there all day long. I mean, the kids could. Yeah, that's it.

All in all, it was a Phenomenal visit with a capital Ph. We miss them tons and can't wait to get together again. And all that stuff about moving out here, that really was just a joke. Kinda. Maybe.

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