Warning: this is a LOOOOONG one.
We spent almost two weeks in Salem so there is a lot to cover.
Hazel and Callum started nearly everyday in Salem playing with their cousins Caleb and Grant. They really enjoyed one another’s company. To say we miss them would be a severe understatement.
For starters, the kids went on nightly golf cart rides with Papa, unless they got in trouble….
We did a lot of swimming
We went to the St. Louis Zoo. LOVE.
What a fun, yet sweltering, day. There was a three month old baby elephant!
She made this book and compared all of her drawings to the actual animals, precious.
on the train with Mema
they loved the sea lions
and of course the PENGUINS!!!
We visited Great Grandma Neirmann a couple of times
Phillip got to connect with his old pal Dinos
Several of Phillip’s cousin’s and their families made the trip in for a reunion of sorts. It was great to see everyone!
Here are (most of) of the Squibb-Puricelli-Blair off-spring!
Finley and Hazel, exactly two months apart in age, love this one
It reminds me a lot of this picture from two and a half years ago……my how time flies.
But I digress.
My parents came down for the celebration and Dad, Timm and Mike dropped this dead oak. It was quite the entertainment for the day.
Dad took our Squibb family photo (another favorite of mine).
Last but not least I briefly got in a visit with my dear friend, Joy from college and her adorable kiddos.
Hazel and Alexis
I couldn’t resist, another oldie. They grow up so stinkin fast!!!
I wish we could have made time to see everybody and I am so thankful for those who were willing to drive to come and see us!