Sunday, July 8, 2012

Family, Friends and Fun

We headed out on Friday night for our annual visit to Johns Hopkins for doctor's visits for Todd, Katie and Michael.  On the way up, we planned to see some family and friends before the appointments since we were heading straight back afterwards.

Friday night we drove up to Michelle and Alex's house and spent the night there.  We got there pretty late but were able to hang out in the morning before leaving in the early afternoon.  It also gave us some time with Lila.  The kids love to hold her (with a little help), especially Katie. 

We headed out and drove about 5 hours to visit friends in Maryland.  Megan, Bill, Claire and David opened their home to let us spend the night with them.  Megan is one of my sorority sisters from college and it was great to be able to catch up.  It's been a few years since I have seen her.  We also got to meet her kids for the first time.  Katie and Michael got along quite well with Claire, who is 4.  I think it helped that she shared all of her toys :)  As we headed out on Sunday afternoon, Michael said that it was really nice that they let us stay at their house over night and he would love to go back another time.

Our last stop before the appointments was visiting family in New Jersey.  We got to see my grandmom, several aunts and cousins at a bridal shower for my cousin on Sunday afternoon.  It is often chaotic but it's great to be able to go to one place to see so many family members.  The kids also got to swim in the pool at my aunt's house, which made them happy.  We headed to Aunt Fran's house and spent the night there before leaving in the morning to go to Baltimore for the first doctor appointment of the week.

It was a whirlwind weekend.  Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of any of the visits but we had a great time.  Thanks to everyone for their hospitality too!!

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