We've been back in VA for a few days now but the kids and I are still processing all that we did/saw/felt/experienced while in IL. We had the joy of spending lots of time with extended family and visiting friends, too. We were able to attend my cousin's wedding and also my niece's birth. The boys spent lots of time outside "helping" on the farm- learning how things are done and helping with all they could. Our little ones spent a great deal of time outside with cousins: riding on the mini tractor, tricycles, and cars, playing with the dog, and squirting water guns (thanks Amy!). All of the kids enjoyed jumping on bales, riding in the big trucks and on the tractors, swimming when we could, and playing games with cousins. It was wonderful!