Monday, September 26, 2011

The Clowards visit to California

Michele, John, Boston and Naomi came to California for a quick 4 day visit.  We spent that first Saturday at our obligatory visit to Pixie Playland . . .

That's Boston with his hands up on the roller coaster - he's a dare devil!

Sunday we went together to our Nephew's homecoming talk, hung out with Tanner and Josie at the house -  Tanner trained the kids to surf on his back (I think he gets a free back rub in this deal)
 Naomi surfing on Tanner too . .

Do these photos indicate how wound up we had the kids at this point?  They LOVE their Uncle Tanner and Josie.  They can never get enough of her :)

A fabulous Sunday dinner at my Mom's (it's always like Thanksgiving when we have dinner there)

Then we spent 2 quick days in Tahoe - the guys golfed, we rode bikes, hung out, ate and had a picnic.

The time went by way too fast.  Then it was back home - I started my new job and that explains in part why this blog post is 6 weeks late and there has been nothing to post since.  Waiting for grand baby #7 - (can you see Michele's prego tummy/)  I expect to be off for that next big event in the next few weeks.  Photos to follow for sure.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Here's all of us at the Wisconsin Dells - How did Landon get so tall?!!

The Deer Park

The problem with taking a billion pictures - which is what I do when I'm with my grandkids - is I can't narrow my pictures down.  I wanted to do a quick re-cap because I am so far behind and this is what happens - I pulled up a ton of pictures from this cool deer park we visited in the Dells and it seems faster to throw them up on the blog than for me to decide which ones to use.  So in the interest of time - here's all of us at the park . . .

Last few days in Chicago

We said goodbye to Summer and headed back for a few more days in Chicago.  Stacey arrived while we were there and so we got to see her new house . . .

 and go out for a fabulous dinner with them!

The rest of the time we just played with this little darling . . .

 Landon is so good with the grandkids.

Can you tell how much I love this little guy?!!

It was all a great trip - so I wanted to document it.  Better late than never right?

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Wisconsin Dells

After a few fun filled days in Chicago - Tiffany, Madden, Landon, & I headed to Wisconsin where we were meeting up with Summer and her kids for a few days of family fun in the Wisconsin Dells.  The Dells are famous back there - sort of like a kids version of Las Vegas or it reminds me of Myrtle Beach too.  Mini golf courses everywhere, more indoor waterparks than you have ever seen in your life and a whole bunch of weird cheesy other sites.  One thing that I really wanted to do there was ride on the Wisconsin Ducks.  So it's the first thing we did when we arrived and met up that afternoon.

 They go from land to water and back and forth showing you the interesting landscape there.  The same boats they used back in WWII.  It was a lot of fun!
 A great outing that had all ages happy . . .
Pretty much the rest of the week was spent at the Waterpark (mostly indoors because the morning we ventured outdoors it got too chilly for us.  Give me the heated pools and waterslides any day.

 In fact, we were so busy watersliding we hardly took any pictures there.  I have more photos of just simple cousin bonding time - Alex was so good to Madden . . .
 See . . .
 And here we have a serious bath tub bonding experience going on.

Of course all Hunt reunions involve food - didn't document that very well either (and nothing compares to the food in Chicago - but the kids were easy to please.

It was a great time for the cousins, sisters and brother and of course Grandma/Mom to spend all together.  The kids said some hilarious things.  If I wasn't writing this post 5 weeks later I could include quotes - but trust me, they had me laughing a lot.  It was a great trip!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Chicago - the adventure begins

A month ago I was in Chicago with Landon (his first time) visiting Tiffany, Randy & Madden.  First thing on our to do list was getting re-acquainted with this little guy -

He is a lot like his Mom was when she was his age - he lines up all his cars in different patterns - so Tiffany, it brings back memories :)

Next day we took Landon in to see the big City. First stop was the Sky Deck - I've never done that before. You basically walk out into a plexi-glass cube that juts out the side of the Sears Tower on the 103rd  floor.  It's the tallest building in the western hemisphere.  It was freaky - especially because I have a thing about heights - but the view was like nothing I've ever experienced before.  

Took a water taxi to Navy Pier -

                                            We showed Landon the famous "Bean".

and the fountains

Then appetizers and dessert at the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building- what a view!

and this was all just the first full day.  More to come.