Monday, July 23, 2007

I miss Steph.....

Stephanie moved to Iowa 4 or 5 months ago. Now while I've seen her since then, it's never been for very long, just a quick visit when we can squeeze it in when she's in town. When she moved, I scheduled a visit to see her and Eric and Jaiden for this past weekend.

We left on Friday and 6 long hours later, we arrived in Cedar Rapids, IOWA for a 2 day visit. The kids had so much fun with Jaiden, Rick and Eric sat and visited, and Stephanie and I did what we do best....Shopped, and Talked.

We did all kinds of fun stuff and took the kids to the park and to Chuck E Cheese's.

After we left, Rick and I stopped at the Niabi Zoo so the kids could see the animals. It was a really neat little zoo with more animals than we would have expected. That's also where we discovered that RJ's wingspan is slightly more than a Swallow-Tailed Kite, and Heidi's was just slightly less than a Peregrine Falcon. ( I just love those things!) The kids also got to feed the goats and ride a carousel.

Rodney the Rat traveled with us as well (of course). We got some great shots of him this weekend too, but my favorite was when he just insisted that he wanted to take his picture by the sign at the world's largest truck stop. Of course we pulled over for him.

All in all we had a really nice time, but the biggest thing that I realized over the last 3 days is that I really miss Steph...........