Normally we try to do the birthdays on different weeks, but we had so much going on this year that we had to sqeeze it in. Mom and Dad came out as a extra special treat for the kids. It was a total surprise until the morning of the 8th when the kids woke up. This was our non-party year (that is party with friends), so it was great to have grandparents there to help celebrate! It was gobs packed into 2 days and then my parents left the morning of the 10th. We went to early church with them, packed, slept a bit, and then woke up and left for Washington at 1:30AM. (Our flight left out of Des Moines at 5AM). Click on photos to see enlarged and read text.