Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Aren't we in Arizona?

Oh ya! Uncle Greg taught our boys how to play TEXAS Hold 'Em.  They played each evening and had a fun time.



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Caleb won both nights.

Table Manners

With a crowd of cousins, food is important and dinnertime is fun!!

March 20-23, 2009

The girls made cupcakes with homemade chocolate frosting.

Mmmm.  Mmmm.

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Caleb and Brady even spent some time cooking. They made an Apple Crisp that was very yummy and did not last long.

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Table Fun!

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Tess does not take time to visit when there is food on her plate.  She is all business!


Me and Sheila


Uncle Greg has "a way" with babies.

He can make them laugh...


He can make them mad...


And he can make them cry...


Memory Making!

March 20-23, 2009

The children spent much of their time at "the tubs" but managed to do plenty of other things also...

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Aunt Sheila pulled out her crate of 2 year old toys for Tessa.


It didn't take long before others came along to join in on her fun.


Games, games, games

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Silly Tessa


Books, books, books

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And Naps! after a big day of fun!!!

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Let the Fun Begin!

Oh the Cousins!!!
March 20-23
We spent the nights at Grandmas and our days at Greg n Sheila's (Brians sister) house. They have 5 children - similar to the ages of our children. In other words, everyone played with everyone.
The children had spent many hours at "the tubs" catching crawdads and lizards the day before. So, they really wanted to show me their fun spot. We loaded everyone in the golf cart and headed down the dirt road. Then we hiked (in flip flops) down a trail, over a stream (very cold - and I know this b/c my flips slipped off the rock and into it), up rock cliffs, down the rock cliffs and then to "the tubs" (pools of water). Did I mention that we were in flip flops? Yea, great hiking shoes. It did not slow down the kiddos but it sure did slow down the 2 moms and Grandma.

The top of the rocks

The Tubs

Tessa, Dani Rae, and Elizabeth

Sheridan, Abbi and Brooke

Dani with a lizard on her arm (brave)

Sheridan and Maggie with a lizard

Tessa - fun in the water

By the end of that afternoon, they had enough crawdads to take home and serve them up as a sampler. Plopped them in boiling water, cracked their shells and dipped them in cocktail sauce.
Great memories!
(with more to come but I must go to the pool now, they need me for a Marco Polo game)