Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nina and Papa came to town!

Ben and Tina will probably want to kill me when they see I've placed them front and center on this post, but I just thought this was such a cute picture of the two of them! They came to see us for about a week and we loved having them!
Nina and Papa took Jemma to the duck pond one morning while I was at a doctors appointment with little Carter. She is such an active little thing it is SOOOOOO difficult to get decent pictures of her these days...I thought this was a cute one they took while feeding the ducks...I like that you can see her shadow...
On the Saturday they were with us, the five of us (Ben, Tina, Brandon, me and Carter...we left Jemma with her Aunt Jewels) went to Jackson to see the Bar J Chuckwagon show. It's a western style meal with country/old cowboy style music and stand-up comedy...it's all about the entertainment. If you ever have a chance to go, these guys are pretty darn good.
Jemma has a thing for sword fighting, but only with a play broom and an over-sized toothbrush from my dental hygiene school days...we still don't know where she learned to sword fight. Anyway, she had Papa dueling with her just minutes after he and Nina got inside the house.
If you're wondering why I posted a picture of these guys when Jemma's head was turned, it's because she would never look at the camera unless she was making an unpleasant facial expression...she must be two.
It was a miracle to have Jemma looking at the camera AND smiling! This one is going in a frame. It might be a while before we get all of us looking at the camera and smiling again...especially as we continue to increase in numbers.
Is that not adorable!? If only we had Papa in the picture too! Thanks again for coming to see us! We had tons of fun and were sad to see you go. Love you guys!

6 comments:

Mason & Laura said...

How fun to have so much family be able to come and visit! I love all the pictures (it looks like they were taken in the gardens?) so cute! Carter is already looking so big! When do you head out to Oregon?!

Finlinson Family said...

hey there.....it's valerie (birchall) finlinson. how are you???? you look so dang cute & your kids are soooo adorable!!!

Sharee & Arthur said...

I love that picture of you and Jemma peeking through the tree. Adorable! And her polka-dot shirt is very cute.

Lauren said...

Your family is adorable! I love what you did with that old door. Where did you get that idea? That is so creative! We are going to make our blog private and I don't have your email address to send you an invite (if you even want to look at it) if you could send it to me that would be awesome.

Harris Family said...

Cute pictures! Jemma is like Ben, I have to trick him into looking at the camera! Luckily if I wave a stick around he'll look at me! Cute pics, we'll have to go to the park this week and get free lunch and let the kids play (let Ben HIT Jemma I mean) maybe they can sword fight together!

Laura said...

Gemma is Peter Pan. I'm serious! First, you pointed out her shadow - remember Peter Pan's shadow? THEN you wonder how she knows how to sword fight?... I'm on to something here and you know it!