we’re taking over mommy’s blog (we don’t even know what a blog is!) because we gotta tell you about this really cool thing we got to go to. we met all these people. all these people came from our grandma kordatzky and her cousins. and some are even missing like aunt carissa and uncle bryan (and pablo).
maya:i’m going to tell you all about it.
my name is maya.
brin: no, i want to talk.
maya: no, brin, i’m taking my turn.
brin: but i wanna tell them.
maya: brin, brin, bbbbrrrrrriiiiinnnnn. it’s MY turn!
brin: no! you’re hurting my feelings!
giannamama: if you guys don’t tell it nicely, i’m going to take over and you won’t get to talk. brin, let maya go first and then you can have a turn, okay?
brin: hmph! *arms crossed*
maya: first we took this really long car ride. mommy and daddy got off of work and tried to pack everything as fast as they could, but it didn’t work out that well. we have a lot of stuff. plus, daddy’s cousin, melody, was going to ride with us (although we didn’t have to “wait” for her) we wanted to leave a 6:00. by 7:00, we finally left. we drove from new brighton, mn to burlington, wi to uncle chip and aunt ruhama’s house. we watched lots of movies. mommy rode in the back with us because melody rode up with daddy. dane didn’t like the car ride at all. he screamed a lot. we got to uncle chip and aunt ruhama’s house at 12:30 am. (mommy told me that). aunt ruhama had her sleeping bags on the floor ready for brin and me to sleep in. dane got to sleep in mommy and daddy’s room. we woke up at 6:30 and ran out to find melody and saw that she was awake.
she told me she wasn’t awake, but her eyes were open! she was awake. we played around aunt ruhama’s house for the morning and then had to get back into the car to drive to indiana. we had thought we would leave late morning. at 1:00, we were on the road.
brin: i get to talk, maya! we FINALLY made it to indiana. dane was SOOOO happy to get out of the van. we all played at a church. this chuch is so big it has its own discovery zone play area. all of daddy’s cousins’ kids were already playing and maya and i wanted to play. everyone was SO loud that i didn’t like it. i went down other slides because everyone was yelling for jimmy to come play. at first i didn’t like jimmy very much. once maya said, “i don’t want to go down the slide because everyone is so loud.” and maya doesn’t care about that usually. jimmy wanted to play with me AGAIN, but no way!
giannamama: okay, this is starting to talk too long. i need to fill in the highlights! saturday, everyone met at a park. the park used to be the farm of the wilsons (chris’s mom’s family)
usually at these big family get togethers, my kids tend to be in the background. i am such an out there in your face type person, this kind of bugs me. i want people to see how AWESOME my kids are! that didn’t happen this time. my kids were so loved!
(tom and melissa sproul were some of the most beautiful people i have EVER seen!)
brin loved and was loved by melody. i knew mel was “in” when i found brin at the house one morning sitting as close to mel as she could without actually sitting on her!
this is kent taking asher for a ride. asher is 2 and belongs to pete and natalie–not kent.
at the movie, maya couldn’t find me (since i was in the house) so she attached herself to marta (who is dan’s fiance) and told her that they needed to find me. not that she wanted to sit with me at the movie, but that i needed to BE at the movie. it was ratatoille and i do like that movie, but it was getting cold.
finally on sunday afternoon, after we had a sharing time together at liberty bible church, brin accepted jimmy.
after a nap and drive back to milton (another 4 hours), our trip was finally nearing the end. the girls got to ride with grandma and grandpa to milton pointing at every single water tower and shouting at the top of their lungs, “WATERTOWER!” which i’m not sure how we encouraged, but it is going to take YEARS before they stop doing that!