The first week of April (and spring break) brought us a three-day visit from Bob, Vanessa and Thomas, as well as a Saturday with the Detterich clan. We had a great time with everyone! The boys couldn’t wait to see their cousin and hijinks ensued quickly. Upon their arrival, there was an immediate nerf gun war that lasted a couple of hours. After a break for dinner, we walked to Rick’s for ice cream where we tried to get a picture of the three boys. They weren’t particularly cooperative.
On Saturday we met the Detterichs at the kite flying area of Shoreline park. It was a perfect day.
After kite flying, we went over to Google where the kids tried not to fall into the water …
… played video games …
… tried out some Google snacks …
… and explored all of the crazy Google stuff.
The adults played around a little, too.
Later, the kids bonded over computer games.
And then we had dinner at the local ramen place before the Detterichs left.
The next day was Easter, so we had an Easter egg hunt in the back yard.
After an enormous amount of sugar was consumed, we decided to try the Canada Road bike ride again. We were a little worried they might not close the road on Easter Sunday, and the weather was threatening rain, but we set out anyway. What could go wrong?
Things looked good at first as the signs said the road was closed, and the weather app said it wouldn’t rain. Alas, just as we reached the beginning of the closure the rangers were out opening the road up again. We don’t know why they opened it early but it was a bummer to have the cars whizzing by. And then, just to make sure there was icing on top, just before we got to the furthest point along the route, almost ready to turn around and head back, the skies opened up and it poured. It rained so hard it was actually comical. We were all soaked by the time we got back to the cars, but some time in the warm cars and snacks solved all the kids’ woes.
The next day we Wunderlich County Park for a hike.
A fellow hiker took a group shot for us.
I have lots of pictures from the day (here), mostly thanks to Finn who commandeered my camera.