Even though we now live in a sticks and bricks, it often seems that I think of events as how they relate to our travels. Thus between Anneke's return from The Netherlands and our trip north later this week, we have been rather busy.
Our daughter Heather hosted a baby shower at our house which proved that our new home is great for entertaining.
This year Easter included a well planned Easter party /egg hunt at Hurlburt Air Force Base for the small kids. This was a lot of fun for the young and old alike. Victoria was not that interested in getting the most eggs, but she enjoyed studying all the ones she did find.
Our daughter Gretchen from Georgia and grandson Aleister came down to help celebrate Anneke's birthday. They also brought a big surprise for Victoria. Her first motorized vehicle. Aleister is really into these and wanted Victoria to share his interest. It did not take her very long for her to be comfortable with it. She jumped right in and had the thing figured out very quickly and was driving all over the place. Of course, she did have a complete escort everywhere she went.
During the rest of the visit Aleister and Victoria got to know each other a little better and no really big fights broke out:) We also took Aleister for a visit to the local privately owned zoo. I think this was a big hit.
Finally we had a dinner for Anneke's birthday, which also marked the largest gathering for dinner we have had so far in the new house.