Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sarah came to Visit!!!!!

Elijah eating his dinner and checking out the lime for the pasta salad.
Sarah and Elijah in the middle of the river.
Dell and Henry in the middle of the Guadalupe River.

Our dear dear dear friend Sarah (can you tell how much we love her) came to visit last week with her son Elijah. We've known Sarah since Dell's first year of medical school. She was in his anatomy lab group and he told me "you should meet Sarah, you'd like her." And told Sarah "you should meet my wife." We met and have been friends ever since.

Well Sarah brought 18 month old Elijah down for a couple of days in Texas and we had such a great time. Unfortunately I was having so much fun I forgot to bring my camera to most of what we did, but here's some highlights.

Alamo and Riverwalk. Ate outside at little Mexican restaurant on the river. Then got yummy chocolate.

Outlet shopping. Guadalupe River-- learning to skip rocks (Sarah is a natural, her first toss got two skips!) and eat rocks (though Elijah seemed to think water melon was tastier). Sonic tater tots and shakes and Elijah's first root beer float.

Kentucky Derby Cooking class (oh the mint brownies we can make now) browsing my favorite grocery store-- one of the nice things about Sarah is that she loves doing the boring things that I do. Who else would be happy to walk up and down aisles seeing what neat food is available?

Walks to parks, eating at Canyon Cafe, talking all day and night, and Henry waking up each morning asking for Elijah. When we dropped Sarah and Elijah off at the airport Henry sobbed. Miss you already Sarah and Elijah. Come back soon.

Sonic Goodness

On the way back from the Guadalupe River we stopped at Sonic for shakes and tater tots. Henry was very excited about his milkshake and Sarah got a root beer float that Elijah promptly ripped out of her hands. We all had a blast watching Elijah enjoy his first float-- he was not keen on sharing it at all! Poor Sarah had to content her self with a couple of slurps and tater tots.

Pictures (above) "don't you touch my root beer float" (below) two little boys happy at Sonic


Here are the two little boys having a bath together. Neither was excited to leave the tub when it was time for bed. What was amazing was how calm Elijah was when his hair was washed. It was as if he didn't even notice Sarah dumping water on him. Henry notices and requires a wash cloth over his eyes, but at least he doesn't scream.