Saturday, December 31, 2011

last week with our visitors

We had an awesome time last week with BeLLa, Kakai, Shan, Harp & Hen.  It was so nice to spend time with them and I am so thankful they made the drive out. I told them that they spoiled us and now they have to come back every year right after Christmas.

More gifts to open after they arrived!

These two little girls love their cousins.  They are so sweet ~ they mostly refer to them as their baby brothers instead of cousins.  Graham was like their real life baby doll.

Harp and I always make a cake when we are together.  This time we made cupcakes, cookies and brownies.  Got some use out of my new mixer.

I did have to go into work for a couple of hours and so Graham got a bottle.  Group effort.

He survived. Ha.

The weather was really nice so we spent some time outside playing.
These girls love swinging!

Kakai still has it.  Have you tried to go across monkey bars lately?
Well, it's really hard!

Sweet, precious babies!

We went bowling.  Hilarious!

Just hanging out, watching.

All Sawyer really cared about was watching the balls be returned.

It never got old!

And it was awesome getting to ring in the new year with some of my favorite people ever!

The best we could do....

Me and my boys.
Shan and her girls.

Funny firework story.
I thought it would be nice to shoot some fireworks so Keith picked us up some.  So, I round everybody up outside (Cooper included) and decide to shoot off a roman candle.  Big Mistake!  Cooper got so spooked he ran straight into the glass door (yes, I know dogs HATE fireworks....apparently I've completely lost my mind).  Sawyer started screaming and jumped in Shan's lap.  Harper and Henley didn't know what to do.  My mom was holding Graham in the sun room and he started screaming too.  Just go ahead and award me with Mom of the Year.

So, it was only sparklers from there on out.

And you can tell from Sawyer's face that he wasn't too sure about that either.

I got the best New Year's kisses from these 2.

Lots of fun in the bath tub all week long.  Baths are more fun with cousins.

A toast - sparkling grape juice, of course.

Some real bubbly for the big kids.

And some scratch offs...just for fun.

It was really a wonderful week.  I can't wait to see them all again when we go home in Feb. for Saw's birthday.

1 comment:

H2's Mommy said...

What a fun surprise and a great trip! So glad we decided to come with Mom and KaKai! My girls love their "brothers" and Hen really loves "Gammy!" I enjoyed our time together! The firework story is still cracking me up! I so wished I had a video was sooo funny! Not really, but really it was! LOVE you!