at the beginning of june, joel, kadin and i took a little jaunt on a plane over to washington to visit kadi, ben's sister, and her husband, joel, and their two boys, carter and mason. unfortunately, ben had to stay home to work like mad on his thesis. we had such a great time. joel and carter are best buds. all week long before we left for our trip, he kept reminding me that we were going to go on an airplane to carter's house. when kadi picked us up at the sea-tac airport, joel literally screamed with glee when he saw carter and then carter screamed back. it was hilarious. we also went to stay with ben's parents, who just live about an hour and a half away from kadi and joel. here's grandpa mike pulling kadin around in the wagon.
joel loves grandma shawn and he ESPECIALLY loves for her to make him cookies! so, of course, grandma shawn had to make a couple batches of cookies.
here's joel rolling the peanut butter cookie dough ball in the sugar.
...and here he is after putting it on the cookie sheet. my child is such a gourmet!