Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Friday, October 16, 2015

Grant Farm

After a late night visiting Uncle Matt, we met up with cousins and Aunt Sarah at Grants Farm.  This is a place owned by the Busch family. They have train rides and the best part is feeding the baby goats milk.

What a fun/busy/exhausting weekend!!!

Uncle Matt

Growing up with my brother wasn't always easy.  There were stares and questions and sure there were at times embarrassment, but as an adult I am so thankful for these times.  He is a person that will always keep our family grounded, will never complain, and is always wanting to know about colleges.  Most of all he loves his family. 
After soccer games we loaded the kids in the car and drove to IL were he lives to take him to dinner and watch his talent show.  Not until this weekend did I realize how sheltered my kids are.  I had tears in my eyes watching my kids be exposed to the differences which surround Uncle Matt.  It was then that the conversations/questions began. 

We spent time exploring his apartment, rec center and the land around his place.

Then we met in the gym with a lot of people and watched the show.  They were cheering and wanted to video tape Uncle Matt.  He received a big hug from Mack and Avery and Lincoln spent his time crying outside from pure exhaustion.

I hope we can do more of this in our future.  I also hope my kids grow up to be accepting to all differences!

I Can't Believe this Wasn't Published

Blogging is not happening and isn't going to happen-unless I get a feeling to do so.  I found these precious gems today and had to put it in our books!  These are from our trip to the weather is getting cold I want to be back on the beach!

Ready to go!
We found our cousins as they were heading back from Florida
A lot of naps
This one makes my heart happy-they love hotel rooms
I couldn't believe how big these were!
First time seeing the ocean!
They swam everyday
Our view
Lost her first tooth