Tom and I had a long ride from Birmingham, AL to Fort Mill, SC. I was hoping to be able to connect with another blog friend along the way, but it didn’t work out, which was sad. I hope there is another opportunity in the future. Because of the shape of SC we drove through it first and then NC and then back to SC. I thought that was funny.
We are staying with our friends the Thompson’s (Jason & Danielle). They used to be members of our church in WA State until they moved. She gave me this lovely gift.
Their kids are so adorable and very smart. They were excited to have us stay at their house and they just talked and talked. They made me laugh. Here are pictures of these cutie pies.
The oldest girl. Love the missing teeth - I think kids with missing teeth are the cutest they could possibly be. She is very articulate for a six year old. The oldest son. He is 100% boy but has such a sweet spirit about him. He does great impressions from the movie Bolt.
The youngest girl. She can talk a mile a minute. I was honored she let me comb her hair. It was fun to fix a little girl's hair again.
The youngest boy. You would think with three older siblings he didn't speak much, but no. I love when kids start to learn to speak. It's direct and to the point. He also liked when I brush his hair.
We got to spend the day with the Troutman’s (Jen & Ty). They too were members of our church in WA State. They have two beautiful boys that melted my heart with their hugs. It took a while for them to warm up to us, but once they did, we got hugs and kisses. The older brother is almost two and the baby is only 6 months.
The big brother with his daddy. He has a great laugh. I love his red hair and light blue eyes. We started our time together playing peek-a-boo until he warmed up to me. We became great pals.
Here's the youngest boy with his mom. When he smiled his whole face lit up. I was so thrilled that he let me hold him right away. He was so warm and accepting.
We took a very short walk with the boys. They were styling while walking around the neighborhood.
We just kept smiling all day long from all the love from all these beautiful children.
We’ll be here for a couple of days and I hear there is a guy’s night planned and a girl’s night planned.
Loving this road trip.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009