Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Still catchin' up...

This will be the last of my catch-up entries...I feel like such a slacker...still not even blogging current stuff. I guess I'm still kind of on vacation mode. Anyway...
I just wanted to highlight a few other things from our trip, like my brother Jacob becoming an Eagle Scout! (Gavin is in just a diaper because he decided to have a TOTAL POO BLOW-OUT right as we were headed out the door...no I did not have an extra outfit, so he wore a shirt ((the only item of clothing he didn't manage to get poo on)) and a pair of his cousin Sydney's socks. Nice.) Congratulations Jacob! We're so glad we could be there for your Eagle Court of Honor!
I guess like a year ago...maybe more, my sister Sharee bought all the stuff for my mom and sisters to make these topiaries...we just kept forgetting to get the stuff out and get the job done. So, me, Mom and Melanie finally put them together. They went together really fast (thanks to Sharee having already sorted everything out into equal shares) and it will be fun next fall to have something new to put up! Aren't they fun?
Thank you Sharee for being so thoughtful! You are one AwEsOmE sister!


We also got to spend some time with my Grammy and Grandpa Stone. They had never met Gavin and the last time they saw Jemma and Carter was at least a year and half ago, maybe even 2. Anyway, it was REALLY good to just catch up and let the kids get to know them a bit more.

Later that evening, I wanted a picture of the kids with their great grandparents. Everyone was fairly cooperative, except Carter...he wouldn't be in the picture without one of his parents...

And even with me there, this is the best we ended up with. THANKS CARTER! (What a total 2 1/2 year old...)


Carter, a bit happier now that he's rough-housing with Papa. :)

The kids (Jemma especially) really love jumping on the trampoline whenever we visit Nona and Papa's house.

Jacob is a really great uncle and jumped with the kids out there every day while we were visiting. Carter would get a little nervous, so Uncle Jacob would hold him in his arms while he jumped. I got a few pictures of this, but they were taken when the sun was going down and turned out pretty dark...that's why I don't have a picture of it on here...

Waaa-hooo!


We always have such a wonderful time visiting family! We can't wait to see you guys again soon!

3 comments:

Sharee and Arthur said...

cute pictures! I should have gotten a picture with Grammy and Grandpa and my kids--I totally spaced that one! Glad we could lend Gavin some socks. BTW, I keep calling Caleb, Gavin. My kids do too! Guess we have Gavin on the brain. :)

Eric and Jewels said...

Man Gavin has beautiful eyes!! And I love how brave Jemma is on the tramp, those pictures of her doing crazy moves makes me smile :)

Mason & Laura said...

That picture with your grandparents and Carter's tongue proves it: Audrey and Carter were made for each other :)