Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oh, these kids!

We have had some great family time in the past week.

We were so happy to have our niece, Missy, and nephew-in-law, Zuel, and their daughter, Ede, as house guests last weekend.  They had a family wedding in St. Paul, so while her parents attended the reception, Ede stayed with us at the ranch. She is probably the happiest baby I've ever met. Seriously.

It's so apparent her parents are doing a wonderful job.

I'll admit I was a little jealous of Paul. I had to go to the closing night of "Joseph" on Saturday night, so he took Ede for an after dinner walk and put her to bed. They got along famously.

Please come back again soon, Missy and Zuel. We had a great time visiting with you. Thanks for letting us get to know your daughter!

Our nephew, Joey, is home this week on leave. It has become a tradition when he is in town to go out for burgers at the Nook or the Shamrock (same menu) in St. Paul. Don't even bother giving me a menu, I know exactly what I'll order every time. The Paul Molitor, please.

Nick and Joe grew up together. It fills my heart to see them together, even if it is for a short time.

Speaking of parents who are doing a wonderful job, Elizabeth and Mike were there, too. Here's Elizabeth with Haley, who turned two in July. She talks up a storm and has a delightful personality. She was quite amused by her Uncle Joey and Nick.

And, we all took turns holding Elizabeth's baby, Jake, who was born in May. Isn't he too cute?

So is Ellen!

Happy times. Life is good.

Tomorrow, Paul and I are heading north for the weekend. No Airstream this trip. We'll be sleeping in a tent!!!!! I'll talk to you soon.


marybeth said...

Great entry, and pictures, can't help but notice three pictures of Ede and three different outfits! I think Missy has fun dressing her! Elizabeth has two adorable little ones, too.
Let us know when you can clear your calendar for a visit to Lake Amelia. The boys arrive next Tuesday night, Mike plans to be up Thursday night for the weekend, and the boys will be here until next Thursday.
How did your music event go? Enjoy your trip north, friends of ours are meeting all three of their daughters and families in Duluth this weekend.
Gary helped clean up at the golf course yesterday, it was to open again today.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh fun - Ede definitley looks like a VERY happy baby. No surprise there. She hit the jackpot with parents.

Have fun 'roughing' it in the tent! :)

Marlys said...

I enjoyed all the pictures - thanks for sharing! Little Ede is a delight! It has been fun to watch her grow up by seeing all the pictures on facebook and from Daddy & Mommy! This is what I enjoy most about social networking! Have fun up north and I hope you stay dry!

Jamie and Missy said...

We had such a wonderful stay @ the ranch. We will definitely be back.
@Beth, I do have fun dressing her. Lila and Meredith have passed on their wardrobes to Ede, and we have to change her a few times a day to make sure she wears it all. Just kidding (sort of).