Saturday, January 26, 2013

Old Friends

McNamaras came in over the weekend and into the week.

So fun to have them in town!


Visited the beach and the harbor after Carter's basketball game.

Tried for a shot of Allison and me.  This is the best that came out.

Allison and I figured out that Jack was the age of Cailyn when we met.  And, Lainey was barely 3.  Crazy.

We gifted this bike that Blake created to them.  Littles learned to ride on two wheels with it.  A blatant rip off of the very expensive version sold in stores today.  Basically, he just took the peddles off.  Forces them to learn balance.

We've been a comedy of errors lately.  I got a flat tire en route to the zoo.  Allison took the kids while I tended to road side assistance.

More on that later.

Upon arriving, I was greeted warmly.  Is there anything better?

At one point, years ago, these two we slated to get married.

Jack is SO not interested now.

Allison pointed out this lovely lesson to the children.  Anything that mentions "dragging the carcass" is always appropriate.

Hosted a party for Allison one evening.

Valentine cookies were decorated.

Clearly, we are raising over-achievers.  

McNamaras are big fans of Finn.

Finn is still undecided on the McNamaras.

They are back to Sacramento now and we miss them dearly.  Until next time!


Dee Stephens said...

Is that a 30 on that cake?? WOW! She's a baby!!
Love all the kid pictures!

Nicky said...

I absolutely adore the sunshine photos! That one with all the kids is my favorite. I would definitely frame it. You're a rock star!

I am sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather lately. Have an amazing weekend and enjoy that weather (it's only 40 - 50 degrees warmer than what we are getting right now!) I don't sound too jealous do I?

starnes family said...

Yes, Dee, Allison is a baby. 30!!!!! And, thanks, Nicky. I love that pic, too. Such good buddies. Hoping to feel better soon!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Love the photo of the big flip flop. Seeing your beach pictures make me really wish for spring to hurry up here. We had a few days last week where the temps stayed below zero all day with the wind chill factored in.

Jodee said...

What a fun weekend with friends! As always, I love the beach pictures!

I am off to look for those giant conversation hearts. I must have them!

Hope you have a great week!

Unknown said...

Loved meeting them! Allison was such a sweetie pie!

Impulsive Addict said...

I think Emma and Lainey should become BFF's. Could you please make one of your bi-monthly vacations to Oklahoma? That would be greatness.

Also, how does the ripping of the peddles work exactly? Emma still has training wheels and truth be told, she doesn't like to ride it that much. Hopefully, this will change. She CAN NOT have fat legs like me. She will need to ride her bike OR run. Something.

Anonymous said...

WHAT DOES THE towel say ???