Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Family

I have been so spoiled lately with my family coming into town. My mom was here a week, then Christy here several days, and now Jen came up for almost a week. It was SO nice to have them here! The day before they got to us, it was Lauren's 3rd birthday. So we made her some cupcakes and they chowed down right when they arrived at our house :)!

Abby is such a messy eater. She is loving this cupcake and doesn't mind that icing is dripping off of her nose! yuck.

Lauren loved little (or should i say big) Nate. She kept saying how soft he was :)!

Aunt Jen with all the kiddos.... thats how it was most of the time
when she was here - she kept them all occupied for me !

The sweet children after church on Sunday!

We went to the park near the lake near our house. The kids had a blast, and we were the only ones there! Abby climbed those ropes all on her own - not surprising though huh!?

The cousins had so much fun together.

HAHA - this first picture is Will practicing... we asked him to take a picture of us, since usually its just us getting the pictures of the kids, and that is what he got.

This one was again supposed to be just Jen and I.... and the girls tried to get in on the picture, and Will got mostly just them....

So, we decided to take one of ourselves.... its close up, but that will have to do!

Aunt Jen and Nate! She spoiled him so much, but I didn't mind at all....

Abby being her goofy self!

Lauren shared her chocolate ice cream with Abby... I think they both enjoyed it.


Thanks Jen and Lauren for coming to visit. We had such a great time and look forward to seeing you again in NY soon! Jen you really were such a blessing to us in SO many ways. Shaun, thanks for letting Jen come up and help - I really enjoyed her! Love you all!!!


Christy said...

wish I could have been there with you guys... seems like all of us never get to spend time together anymore.
Love you and miss you much

Jen said...

As I saw the pictures and read what you wrote, I cried!! Like I did a lot driving home just thinking of the wonderful memories we made!! I am praying God will move you all closer one day!! It was so much fun to be able to spend time with you and your wonderful kids!! I wish I could be holding Nate right now!! I could almost smell him!! Please give them all lots of hugs and kisses!! Love you too much!!

Mari Fontana said...

So sweet and precious!!! What a gift!
That baby is scrumptious!!! I want a bite of those cheeks!

Gabby said...

Wow girl!...He is one chubby baby boy!

joe erin and molly winkels said...

love the pictures! they are all getting so big - even little abby - you can just see all of her personality through her faces!
i miss you terribly, and yes, we need to see eachother before our children are having children and we are in rocking chairs in nursing homes.
love you!