Wednesday, August 06, 2008

My family's visit

My Mama and two youngest brothers, Austin & Taylor, came up for a visit last week. I'm sad they had to leave already:( I wish we lived closer and could see each other more, but I still feel lucky we are in the same state at least. Sigh. Anyways, we had a lot of fun with them. Thanks for coming guys-we loved being with you!


The sky looked really cool the first evening they were here. We spent some time outside enjoying the sunset and also took some pictures.My mom, Aubrey & Ella. I think Aubrey looks a lot like my Mom, don't you?

Me, my girls, my mom and my bros



The next day, we took the kids to good ole Peter Piper Pizza for the games and lunch buffet.


Ella was laughing and laughing at this robot merry go round. She was sitting in a robot's lap, belted to him and she thought that was hilarious. I think it is too. I wonder who came up with that idea.



Get outta my way, punk.


Ooooh. Money! If only I could get my hands on that and eat it.On Saturday, Joey took the boys and girls to the Home Depot Kids Workshop. Thanks Austin & Taylor for going and helping them out! The project was Olympic flag stands. Good job guys!


Then we celebrated my sister Tara's 26th birthday. She thinks she is old now. Don't worry Tara, you don't look a day over 30. Hee hee, just kidding.


Like the Tara Montana cake? My mom decorated it but I added the picture of Tara to the Hannah Montana picture. I am so creative sometimes:)


One day we headed out to a nearby splash pad and decided to cool off. With temps in the 100's, it was the perfect activity.

T-Man sportin his new braces


The last day they were all here, my grandparents actually were in the area and came out with my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Randy. Joey barbecued burgers and hot dogs and we had fun hanging out.
Austin & Cali


Quality time with Great Grandma Adams. Joey in the background with my Grandpa talking computer stuff.


This is my Uncle Randy. This guy is hilarious! Definitely the life of the party that night. My kids loved him. He is one of those funny silly kid-at-heart guys. You can't help but laugh when he is around. Cali usually takes a while to warm up to people, but she was grinning from ear to ear when he talked to her.


He even made the kids a "Super Baby Tad!" with swim goggles and Cali's blankie. They were laughing and laughing flying this guy around.
It was a busy fun week with everyone! The house feels so empty when everyone leaves.
:(Hopefully it won't be too long before we see everyone again! Thanks again for visiting-we love you!

18 comments:

Anayansi said...

i can't believe how much aubrey's profile looks like patty's.

-Melissa- said...

Glad you had a great time with you family. It is always a bummer when they have to go back home. cute pics.

mamapickle said...

I have been thinking how young your mom looks in all your posts, and now I see you still have little bro's at home. Glad you got some good family time. I wish mine were even in the same country!:) half of them are out of the gool ol U.S. right now.

Sarah said...

aubrey does look like your mom! looks like a fun trip. i'm glad i got to meet your mom!

Champion Family said...

I love your family too! :)

Tara D said...

I loved the visit! I wish we all lived closer to eachother. Thanks for posting that hideous picture of me and my capri sun. :(

Cindy said...

That's a really pretty picture of your mom and the girls. We had a great time visiting with you guys, thanks for the invite!! I need to see you guys more often!!

hoLLy said...

tara, that picture of you is really cute. i love your facial expression. i don't care what you say!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Looks like everyone had a great time doing things and going places. I especially love the Flying Baby Tad is that right anyway the thing your Uncle Randy made for the girls was really cool. Everyone looks great.

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Sorry it was a Super Baby Tad. Get it straight Nana. :0

the duchess said...

Your Mom's looks so young! Aren't families fun...most of the time. ;o)

Grammy Staffy said...

Isn't it wonderful when family can be together! It looks like you all had such a good time. I love all the pictures....

I think that it is nice that you made Tara's birthday so special..

Good for you

Marie said...

It looks like you all had such a wonderful time together! I have loved looking at all the pictures, even if they did make me a bit homesick for my own family! What a lovely birthday Tara had!

Amber said...

looks like ya'll had a great time--I need to visit my family! :)

Marie said...

Sorry for tagging you twice Holly! What am I like! DOH!!! I will have to check out your 100 things about me!

familyRus...4ever said...

WOW!! What fun! Awesome pics of the girls in the water. Looks like a blessed family reunion!

Aubrey said...

Thanks for coming grandma and Austin and Taylor

Patty said...

You're welcome Aubrey!! We had such a fun time. We loved seeing you guys and miss you already!!