We met the Iveys for a trip to Busch Gardens. It was so much fun to watch Lauren and William, who are the same age, play with eachother.
This was the closest Patrick got to any rollercoasters. He wanted a souvenir from the big one, but wouldn't ride it.
This video shows how sweet my Emma was with Caroline, and how funny the 2 four-year-olds were together.
Sweet Nicholas was an absolute angel all day, and William just wanted to shower him with sweetness. He even shared his new toy with him. Nic is such a good baby!
We usually stay at a Homewood Suites because they give us the government rate, but we couldn't get it this time. Our next choice was a perfect option. The Embassy Suites totally rocked for our two nights there. They have a happy hour with appetizers, and a balloon guy for the kids one night, free breakfast in the morning (and what a breakfast!) and ANOTHER happy hour for the family with a Wii, balloon guy and movie for the kids. It was so nice to hang out with our friends, so we weren't all stuck in the room. The kids slept well!
We hoped our trip would let us have one more day with the Iveys, but we had to head home to be with Tommy's dad, who had to spend a few days in the hospital. (He's doing really well, and will be coming home soon.)