Sunday, April 19, 2009

Playing Hooky!

On Friday the boys and I played hooky from school! It was so much fun! Friends from Michigan were here for their spring break, and are every year, so we took the day to go and see them. They stay with family about an hour or more away so it really does take the whole day!

This was at the end of the day, but it made me laugh so I had to put it first...it is a pic of the boys being silly after they had been good for a billion and one pictures!

This is Sean and Brendan. Sean's mom, Grace and I have been friends since before we both got married, so 11 years now! We were both teachers together in 1998 and then we both got married, a month apart, the summer of '98 and then we both go pregnant at the same time, summer of '99 and then we both delivered 3 weeks apart spring of '00! So needless to say, Brendan and Sean have been friends even before they were born! And it doesn't matter that they only see each other once a year...it is like old times!

Here is me and Grace, picture courtesy of Brendan!

When we got to Sean's grandparent's house (where they stay), the boys played while Grace and I chatted. After about an hour, we packed up a picnic lunch and headed to a park for some play time!
Here are the boys playing and being silly on the teeter totter! Grace's in-laws live at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, you can see them in the background...absolutely beautiful!

Striking a pose...David (5) at the top, then Brendan (9), Sean (9), and Colin(7) at the bottom.
Brendan and Colin trying out their tottering...although it was a challenge since Colin now out weighs Brendan by 15 pounds!
Hey boys...try looking at the camera next time! I did have another shot where they were, but I really liked the angle of the one!

After our picnic in the park, we went back to the house and while the boys played, Grace and I talked and talked and talked! Before leaving we had to have one final group shot so here we are posing in the backyard. Not only do they live right by the mountains, they live on a golf course too!
This has become a yearly tradition and I look forward to it each spring!
Until next spring, take care Grace, Sean, and David! We will miss you!

9 comments:

Lisa said...

awwhhh.... looks like a great time with friends.

Following Him said...

What a great way to spend the Friday. I remember when our friends came into town and we were in elem...glad we are not the only ones who played hookey :)
~Elyse~

Robyn said...

Looks like a fantastic time. It's always great to catch up with friends. I'm glad you had a hooky day and enjoyed it fully!

Lisa said...

Looks like a GREAT time. The playground looks like alot of fun as well. The scenery in the background caught my attention as well. Are those big cactus plants?

So happy to hear you had a nice time : ) Nothing better then a great friend!!

He And Me + 3 said...

What a fun time. Great pictures. Grace looks so great, & the boys are so big. Can't wait until we see you all too.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how fun! Looks like you guys had a great time. I love those kind of friendships.

Take care my friend!
Hope you have a great week!

Stacy said...

Looks like great times with great friends!

Stephanie said...

HOw fun to play hooky!!!! looks like you had an awesome time!

Alicia said...

Oh how awesome is that!!!!!!!!!!! That really is a blessing to be able to spend time together every Spring!!!

Beautiful place too!