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Posted by Thomas July 22nd, 2009

This Is the Place

In the course of two weeks, we have had Erin’s sister, Erin’s brother, Erin’s parents and 5 nieces visit/stay with us, sandwiched around a family reunion with Thomas’ family. It’s been so much fun and a little crazy! Last Friday, we got together with Thomas’ family and had a barbecue, followed by some outdoor games (soccer, croquet, bocce). On Saturday, we headed out to This is the Place Heritage Park, which was much more exciting that I thought it would be.

Looking at Lambs

The nieces and nephews got to ride some ponies, pet some lambs and pygmy goats and see a couple of male peacocks. We also got to make arrowhead necklaces inside a Native American Hogan, and ride a miniature train with the kids.

Riding Trains

After the park, we headed back to Thomas’ parents house and commenced to have a water fight. It was pretty refreshing for everyone after spending most of the day outside.

We headed home and met up with Erin’s brother and sister-in-law, who have 4 little girls. They have been staying with us the past few days and it’s been very enjoyable. We went to the waterpark two days in a row to take advantage of the sunny weather (and the really fun water slides).  It’s been fun bonding with everyone and meeting our cute little niece Sydney.  She was born in April.  We’ll miss everone when they leave although our house is pretty crazy right now.