I'm sure Opa Burgess will come back with plenty of stories, but no pictures because their camera is still here with us at home... At the same time we said goodbye to him, we welcomed GG Ellie Swingle from the airport to spend a week with us! Neill and Jenny are here only for a few more days and we're all getting along great. We're having tons of fun relaxing, cooking meals, playing with babies, and talking. Easton and Layla are loving the extra attention from so many willing playmates. WE are loving the opportunity for them to have family around for support and social interactions. This morning I left for work and felt ten times better with the house full of people saying, "goodbye! we'll take care of the babies!" as opposed to Kendra juggling everything in the house and caring for the twins by herself. Last night we experienced a huge monsoon storm that rolled through town bringing lightning and torrential rains for a few hours. It's so rare to see rain here that it's a highlight of the week and talked about at work for days afterwards.
During one of our outings last week we walked by a toy store and couldn't resist going inside to dream of the days when we'll be playing with match box cars and princess outfits. When I say "we" I mean Kendra and I... :) Having children is one way we can act like kids ourselves... with our kids... and get away with it. Anyway, Kendra put on the batman mask and I think she looks a lot like the catwoman cartoon character. I'm very glad to have her be so fun and playful that she would put on the mask and play the role like that. I'll get there soon... it's just taking me a little longer to not be so stuffy and boring.
We're planning to take the whole family (6 adults and 2 babies) over to aunt Mary's tonight for tacos and swimming. She knows Neil and Jenny and GG from past trips so we are excited to have a big, fun family night together.