Yesterday we made a quick day trip to "Collegetown" and got to visit some of our friends from last year. We ended the trip by making a quick swing through a frozen custard drive-thru (SO glad I didn't know about that place till we moved away!). Reminder to self: do not buy chocolate frozen custard cones for children in the car! They were covered in chocolate from head to toe; I think custard melts in about 2 seconds! Unfortunately the events unfolded to quick for a camera!
We were part of a wonderful walking group of beautiful Christian ladies and their babies, here are all the (now) toddlers and Mary Clare the big girl:
The hosts have the coolest kid kitchen!
Then we were able to come home and welcome our dear friend Brother Nathanael Mary, who is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, for a nice steak dinner! Br. Nathanael has spent several years serving in their mission in Honduras and will now head back to NYC to start his studies for the holy priesthood! Please pray for him and his fellow Brothers!
Ellie took a little while to warm up to Brother
But not Mary Clare! Here she is showing off her t-shirt from Qatar, a gift from her godmother (thanks again for the special package, Veronica!).
Can you believe Franciscan brothers even play dolls? Really, he is wonderful with children (he himself is from a huge family and has 17 nieces and nephews) and we have been blessed to get to see him on most of his visits home! Thanks for the visit, Brother!