How much fun can you pack into a weekend with Aunt Leanne? Enough to fill more than one blog post; that's for darn sure! We recently took our show on the road (no small feat when you're traveling with 3 children, all of whom are small enough to require car seats) to visit and celebrate the birthday of the World's Best Aunt: Leanne!
We got to see Aunt Leanne participate in Special Olympics bowling. Imagine our delight when this handsome fellow walked in (you may remember him from THIS POST):
Those three precious faces in one shot - does it get any better than that?! I think not.
If you ever have an opportunity to attend a Special Olympics event, jump on it! Throughout my life, I've had the privilege of attending many Special Olympics events and the atmosphere is a contagious blend of excitement, encouragement, and fun! These athletes have an enviable ability to find a victory worth celebrating in so many scenarios.
You walk through the doors and friends cheer your name - celebrate!
You knock over one pin - celebrate!
Your competitor gets a strike - celebrate!
You sink a gutter ball and your friends respond with a hug - celebrate!
Your family comes to cheer you on and you get to introduce them to everyone you know - celebrate!!!!!
Josie even caught the fever! She sat in that chair and took it all in. It was pretty clear that she was picturing herself in that uniform someday...
Go Aunt Leanne!!!!
Afterward, Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne insisted we take the kids to a candy store. Because everyone loves kids on a sugar high, right?!
They were like, well, kids in a candy store!
Nothing can extinguish the joy of being a kid in a candy store...except, maybe, when your mom and dad cut you off.
No worries - that's why you have an Aunt Leanne!
You've gotta love Aunt Leanne!
Alright, my little munchkins are up and eager for breakfast so this post must come to an end. But check back because our visit continues with a story about Mama Hop, Aunt Leanne, and a kiddie pool that is so nutty/embarrassing/funny/typical, that it probably deserves it's own post...
...as well as many more fun photos. Stay tuned!