our last major stop for the trip was dallas. dallas is one of my very favorite places because it is home to some of my very favorite people. we still have tons of friends in dallas from college, but two of my very closest friends and their families live there and it makes me sad we don't get to see them more often... but we'll take it when we can get it. we went on walks, played with our friends, rode bikes, swam, ate meals together, stayed up late drinking and chatting into the wee hours... it is really great to have good friends. (oh, and if you are wondering what happened to finn's eye, he fell and split it open in our hotel in chicago, the one night i didn't have pete with me - he probably should have had stitches, but there was no way i was taking all three kids in a cab to whatever downtown hospital we were closest to at 10 at night. so, now he has quite a scar. scars on boys are cool, though, right? in case you can't tell, i'm still not over it...) also, while in dallas, jack had another top 3 moment when he got to spend the night at jon and katie's house all by himself. in jack's world, you really don't get any cooler than jon bird. take that and throw in a sleep over and star wars wii, and you have the makings for the best night ever. jack has also been super close to katie ever since he was a baby, so our usually hesitant child didn't even bat an eye at being away from his parents for the night. and once again, lucy and eva acted as though they had never been apart. i hope those little friends will be able to maintain their friendship despite their distance... we miss you already, simeks and birds.
gus' 6th birthday
5 weeks ago