Friday, April 8, 2011

Whirl wind visits


Do ever have those days when you have snots running out of your nose and banana gunk in your hair ... yeah, it's been a while for me too. 


At LAST, I can take my wife to see my sister's house in Missouri.  


Stocking up for all those diapers to be filled. 


Up, up and away


Kind of liked the rows and rows of seats 


So the next morning, after riding up and down back roads, Bekah getting THOROUGHLY motion sick from the back roads, and finally getting to bed after midnight, we wake up bleary eyed with healthy shakes in hand ready to face the day 


Sizing up the visitors  


A toast to family 



Mr. Thinker .... meet our son


Training for the paparazzi takes years of practice ... starting at well now. 




Odd ... just odd


Our most amazing hosts 


I think the little guys are really starting to hit it off.  


Very much time for a hair cut


Don'tcha just LOVE my hair cut? Yeah me too. 



So please welcome our latest addition to the whole Jordan Niednagel clan ... Philip


Sorry kid, if daddy's got to do it ... welcome to the club.



Yup, I'd say they be warmin' up to each other. 


You know, you're right, I guess they were tiny when they start this life. 


Rug surfing.  




They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 


How come I don't get magazines like cousin William?


Don't worry, I snuck one into your bag for the flight home.


In which we participate in the Mailbox Walk tradition 


Over a mile to the mailbox ... here we go.  


All together then 


A flowering thing 


Awt


Teaching my wife how to ride a 4-wheeler


Ain't she cute


Totally!


What's a little vaca without a little shut eye?




Late night, we challenge each other to a match of hand-eye-coordination.

The old days of gaming


Focus


The adoration of the Philipi


Before heading off to bed, we all cram together and pray, think on old times, dream of the future

On and on ...


Totally time for bed!


Once again, early morning ... healthy shakes


Jack's tender side is revealed


Gotta come from some where

Salad dressing


On our way to Jeremy's Luau



Have you ever seen a feast so wonderful?



Pure Art



Of course we need so much more then just food for a great party


Jack finds his first true love




"it'll be his first love 'till his first love comes along"  Paisley


Jeremy entertains us with a Hawaiian Trivia Game


Discussing what the Christian life really IS.


Enthusiasm


The really proud and thankful grandparents


Mobbing Auntie Barbara

Winding down


Well it's been a long night. Feasting has apparently taken a toll on us all ...


... but especially the introverts.

Story time


Love this kid.



Next day, round two.


Let's go boys


"Look ma, no hands"


Let's roll


He should have been an undercover agent (though I'm not exactly sure how far under cover he could get with that get-up)

My confident driver


Let's go!!


Water's gone down enough to cross



Posing


Posing

Can't I pose?


Skipping rocks


1

2

3
 (yeah the vine snapped)


I think the reaction was the best part


Well, after 2 1/2 hrs of just talking about life, it was time to head back



Lovely ...


Cool, huh?

The salad monarchs


Our farewell feast


Taking time to recount what it was about our parent's we really are grateful for. For, it came down to a love for God and willingness just to go ahead and do what's right .... no matter the challenges

Matthew the orator


I'd say they're touched


In which I play ... my mom

"You know what they say?"

Truth, indeed, is often stranger then fiction


Love you son!

Some gifts to finish things off

Well, it was way too fast! Over in a flash!

"Good bye! Do you think they'll make it? It'll take a miracle.
.
Good bye!"

3 comments:

RyanDE said...

Haha! It's more like, "Look Ma! No brains!" :-P

BTW, Micaiah totally looks like Che Guevara with that beret. Just had to say it. Looks like you all had an awesome time!

Simply me said...

Very special pictures..Great to see the whole Thomas clan together again. Missing all those friendly smiles. Looks like a great time! Love the pictures and the captions!
~Alina

Anonymous said...

What an awesome time! I think it's hysterical how many photos are lounging in our pj's! The most precious photo is the laughing on the skit that you and Jordan were Jordan and me! Ah....the secrets in the fam! Jordan already looks 10 feet taller! Lol! ♥ Momma