Saturday, November 15, 2008

Empty House :(

We just said good bye to the Coffer's......We had such a great week with them. All of the girls got along famously, no fighting, no yelling, no nothing.....just a whole lot of playing, playing, playing.....and they even included Lila most of the time....it was fun to watch Lila chase after them and try to do what they were doing....too cute...We loved having a boy in the house....so fun, especially since Shawn and I were showered with girls.....Brodie is such a good baby, so adorable....I just love his BLUE eyes and his happy smile! Natalie and Kiara traded off on being the ring leader.....one day it would be Nat and the other day it would be Kiara....while MJ just tried to keep up with them.....I am still pleased at how well they all played together.....They are all really going to miss each other.....It is really making me think that the girls and I will need to head to WA this summer, hopefully for the whole month of July if we can swing it.....great month since its SUPER hot down here and just perfect up west.....

So Friday Shawn got a day off and we headed out to the SA Zoo......So much fun, the zoo was bigger then I thought it would be.....it will be nice when they are done with phase 2 of the Africa Live exhibit, but we were still able to see all the animals....I really think the girls favorite part was the Butterfly Exhibit. They loved trying to get them to land on them and just overall really enjoyed it...The best part was the butterflies LOVED Todd, they landed on him the whole time we were in there......before leaving the zoo we took a trip on the Eagle Train around Brackenridge Park......It was pretty funny the Coffer kids took a rest on the train while the Harper Girls took it all in.....it was fun for all.....a nice little 20 min loop.....After the zoo it was back to the house to figure out dinner plans.....we ended up going out for some steak...and had a pretty good meal until the check came....whoa....talk about fiasco......but the boys got it squared away....

This morning we got up and headed out for some Breakfast Tacos....Todd really wanted to hit this place he heard about on the Food Network and we had been trying to figure out when we were going to go there as they are only open from 7am-2pm....So we finally decided on Breakfast Tacos, which I have to admit is probably my favorite thing to eat for breakfast.....So after about 15-20 min wait outside (brrr it is cold today) we were seated at separate tables (we broke up to get seated quicker) and were ordering food at Taco Taco Cafe.....The place is small but I must tell you I really enjoyed my breakfast tacos as did the kiddos....I can see us going there again as it is good and super cheap.....just need to be prepared for it to be a little bit crowded on the weekends.....I just love their homemade tortillas...as do the girls.....They really enjoy their breakfast tacos....probably as much as they enjoy pancakes......So we had another good meal with the Coffer's......I am sad to say it is tooooo quite in the house right now....no girls running around screaming having fun.....no Lila trying to stick Brodie's binki in his mouth.....no Brodie chatting away......we already miss Melissa, Todd, Natalie and Brodie......it's strange, I knew I missed seeing them every week (in WA we had weekly playdates) but I didn't realize how much I truly miss being with the Coffer's until after they left today.....Good Friends are sure hard to find......Sure hope they had as much fun as we did......
Coffer Trip SA

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Thanks for all the fun. We had a blast and will miss all the noise and good company!!

Paula said...

Great pictures. Love seeing Todd, Melissa, Nat and Brodie. What a great looking family.Tell the girls I am glad they had a good time. And yes you need to come this way... I miss you so much.
Love Mom