The thing that excited me most though was the possibility of having guests. We could have had guests at our old place, and we did. In fact, there was one weekend that we had 5 adults and 6 kids in the condo. That was a stretch. At the new place however, it is not as much of a stretch.
This past weekend we hosted Mike's sister, brother-in-law and their family, which includes these four kids:
|Meet Mario (right) and Luigi (left)|
It was really fun to have the house so full and to do the typical Easter things like church, brunch and egg dying. We even had a egg hunt on Sunday night.
Mike busted out his guitar and taught the kids a few tunes.
Mike's oldest niece lost a tooth!
Mike also perfected the sport of niece and nephew tossing. He's quite good.
By far my favorite part of the weekend though was planting our hamburger tree. On Saturday, Mike barbecued a ton of hot dogs and hamburgers. As we were sitting down to eat, one of the boys (Gabe, 4-years-old) handed me some sesame seeds from his hamburger bun. He told me that we should plant them and grow a hamburger tree. I thought that was a fine idea, so after dinner we went out to the garage and grabbed a shovel. The kids helped me find the best spot in the garden and even dig the hole.
As they were leaving on Monday morning, Gabe reminded me that I needed to let him know as soon as the hamburger tree started growing. In about a week, I am going to send this photo to Gabe and the rest of the kids. I really, really wish I could be there to see the look on their faces.
It's not my best Photoshop job, but I think it's good enough to impress a 4-year-old. You think?