My brother, sister in law, and nephews just came to visit. It had been 14 months since Brandon and Wesley had seen Nolan and they had never met Griffin. By the end of their trip Nolan invited Wesley to come play at his house. Unfortunately they live too far away for us to just go over and play. One day we will get there. The cousins had fun playing together and going to visit Stu's fire house in the beginning of the time that they were here.
On Sunday we went to Point Pleasant for the day with my parents and brother and his family. We started off at the boardwalk. All of the kids had fun playing in the arcade and then going on rides. Then we went to the beach for a little while to play in the sand. That was a big hit with the kids too. They especially liked jumping into the sand from a wooden bench we found.
Yesterday afternoon we went to a Blue Claws game with my parents. My brother and his family, who have been visiting, also came with us. We sat on lawn seats which was perfect. The kids were able to play while we watched the game. There is also a playground that the kids played on for a little while.
On Thursday Wesley was in a circus show at his school. They had been practicing for most of the school year for the show. It was so cute and all of the kids did a great job! The kids had to dress up as something in the circus. Wesley chose to be a tiger so I made his costume. He sang and performed in all of the songs and even had a line that he had to say into the microphone.
This morning Stu ran in a 4 mile race in West Long Branch. We went to cheer him on and also Brandon and Wesley wanted to do the kids runs. This was Wesley's first race. I wasn't sure if he would actually go through with it but he did and he enjoyed it. He was in the 3 and under race. Brandon was in the 6 year old race and had a longer race than Wesley did. Both boys were excited to get medals at the end. Stu had a great race too. He ran his fastest time.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.