Thursday, June 07, 2007

Fun Times with Friends

I am taking a "time out" from posting the rest of my Chicago trip pictures to keep up with the present. My dear, dear friend Stephanie (i.e. alma...inside joke) and her little guy, Canon came to visit us while Chris (steph's husband) is deployed overseas. It has been 3 years since we have seen each other and we had yet to meet each others children. So this was exciting!!! Even though the times are far and few between, it is like we haven't skipped a beat!!! Just a bit more "chaotic" with 3 boys in the mix now!We have stayed up late (or should I say early) talking each others ears off, attempted to pick each others brains about parenting, teaching, organizing, & life in general, and the boys have taken their naps in the van every day so far...and we are all having a blast! Here's some "magical moments" together so far:

MAGIC WINGS butterfly

who would have ever thought?
here we are with our boys. steph (L) has my two boys Jack & Drew
& I have her Canon.

they were SO EXCITED about the butterflies it took about a dozen tries to get them both looking at the camera!

wonder. curiosity. discover. amazement.

(& probably one of the only times they stood still for an extended period of time)

scary lizard that almost kissed jack

(though he wasn't the one too concerned, as you can see!)

out for the count!


Conleys said...

is that at Callaway Gardens? We were just there a week ago at the Safari park which is 10 minutes from Callaway. What a small world! We just missed each other.

Erin Neiner said...

Shannon: I totally forgot to title anything probably due to the LATE TIME of posting. Steph and Canon came here to visit us in MA and this is a butterfly greenhouse in northern MA called Magic Wings. It was so hard to capture the "magic" feeling of hundreds of butterfly's floating around. And for some strange reason there was a huge lizzard. I just saw your video of the park but I have never been there. It looks awesome though!

Tfipps said...

I love that you two have boys that are close in age. How much fun!! The picture of them sleeping in the van is priceless.

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

I am so jealous!!!! Glad you guys are having a great time! Love y'all!

Erin Neiner said...

Leah---we so wish you were here also. But I must say it would be 5 levels beyond chaos; so maybe we'll meet up at your place next time, when the kids are a bit older?

Conleys said...

it looked exactly like a place in ga not too far from where stephanie lives. we wanted to see her while we were there, but didn't get a chance too.

Sara said...

I just love the special friends with whom you never miss a beat, even though you may not "see" eachother for years! How wonderful for you to have a long overdue visit! It looks like you all had a great time with your boys--I am hoping to meet up with Steph while she is here in NC! I'm so glad you got this time together!