Josh and I took our first big road trip with Callie :) We ventured down to Leavenworth, Kansas to visit the Bredlow family. Callie was able to spend some really good quality time with her Aunt Heidi and Uncle Bruce (who are her Godparents as well !!!) and her three cousins: Tyler, Trey and Trygg.
We had so much fun! When we first arrived, it was so late, and Callie had been sleeping in the car the entire time, that I didn't have it in me to make her go to sleep, so Heidi and I stayed up with her until 2:30 AM to watch her smile, laugh and talk :) It was so much fun, and I am so happy Heidi was able to see it!
On Saturday, we ventured out into the cool Kansas weather and watched Tyler play in his soccer game. We would have seen Trey play too, but his game was cancelled - Bummer :(
Tyler did such a good job. He is so fast and has perfect form when he runs! Some of the other players were HUGE compared to him. Heidi says it's because Tyler is small for his age - well, I think it's because these kids are beasts! In the second half, Tyler was goalie - and HOLY CATS...this kid is good! He stopped so many awesome shots. There is no way that I could have done it...even now! WAY TO GO TYLER! Here are some pictures of Callie's first soccer game and Tyler playing Goalie!
For the rest of the day, we hung out at their house, because it was raining outside. That didn't stop us from having fun and spending some good quality time together! Uncle Josh played Army Monopoly with the boys! They sure do love him :) I think they were more excited to see Josh than me - which is okay, he is a really fun guy :)
Callie was able to take plenty of naps with her Uncle Bruce :) She just curled right up on him and they zonked out together!!!
On Saturday evening, we all went out to the MN Twins game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO! It was Callie's first ever Twins game, it was cold and raining...but, we dressed her warm and sat under the yawning, so we were dry the whole time :) Callie was such a trooper! She survived the whole game - which ended up being 12 innings...way to go Callie!
Heidi took Josh and I on a tour of Ft. Leavenworth! Now I have seen many military bases in my life (Thanks to Heidi and Bruce taking me on so many tours)...and this one is by far the most beautiful base I have seen! It has so much history within it. We also were able to see some of the old prisons and prison cemetery's. We saw the building that Bruce has class in, and the one Heidi teaches in.
Bruce took the time to teach Josh and I how to shoot some guns :) I can't remember the names of them, but it was fun. We shot a rifle and a hand gun. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!! Then he took the time to show us all of his guns and give us a "mini" lesson on them. It was really neat to learn about the different guns and how the bullets work. I didn't realize bullets were shaped differently...which then enters the body differently. It was really neat! I secretively want to have a lot of land with nobody around me so I can shoot guns off my deck :)
Callie had a great time visiting her Aunt, Uncle and cousins...as did we! We really wish you guys weren't moving so far away (Okinawa, Japan), but we are so excited for the experiences and adventures your family gets to have :) We will really miss you and are so thankful to have had this fun weekend with you!!!