We cheered for the yellow knight. He acquitted himself well in the ring - won lots of flowers from the princess for horsemanship, but did not emerge victorious. Bummer. Corrie got a flower from him, though, and she was pretty pleased about that. Evan wasn't very enthusiastic about going until we got there. I think the castle impressed him, and then he loved all the riding and sword fighting. Ben was great - watched, took a bottle, and slept.
Then we headed into the city for Mediterranean food and tasty dessert with friends from First Free.
We had dinner at Andie's. Left the kids (except Ben) at Matt & Sylvia's place. This was a big splurge: saganaki, hummus, kefta and steak kebabs, and a spinach and gorgonzola crepe. YUM!
Then we picked up some baked goods at Taste of Heaven. Have I mentioned yet how much we miss the food in Chicago?
Here are the guys. They skipped dessert. Ben did great throughout dinner, but knocked out on the walk around our old neighborhood. I think I have "Ben sleeping" pictures from just about every place we stopped on this vacation. He's amazing.
If you look carefully, you can see Corrie hiding behind Emmett. I'm a little bedraggled; Sylvia and I took a walk in the park when we first got to their place, and it rained! We stood in the doorway to an apartment building until the rain stopped.
I used to babysit Nicholas when he was a baby. Now he's nine. How did that happen?
Evan and Adaline were born only one day apart. We did birthday breakfasts with them for the first couple of years. And we celebrated Thanksgiving with them several times. This family also used to dogsit Rosie when we would go out of town.
It was great to just sit and talk with them. Even though we're not the best at keeping in touch, it's easy to pick up right where we left off. I love friends like that!