Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial weekend was a whirlwind!!  I love weekends like that!  It started out with my parents and brother Ross flying into town Thursday evening.  They stayed with the kids Friday morning while Nick and I worked and when we got home, this is what I found in our bed.  Love!!!  Twinsies!!!
Friday evening, our good friends the Bell's drove in from Houston and we were so excited to see them and their kiddos.  We just love being with the Bell's and always have the best time with them.  Having them around and in our home is no work at all, they make themselves at home, help out...pretty much like family.
Baby Charlie is THE cutest and sweetest baby!  He was so happy and smiley the entire weekend and has the most kissable cheeks :)
Cole and Reagan quickly jumped into playing with all the toys and dress-up clothes.  Finley actually got this pretty Cinderella dress from Mimi and Papa for her birthday but Reagan was also so excited to play with it.
Optimus Prime and Cinderella....yes, this will definitely be on their wedding slide show
The three older kids had so much fun playing together...think they were playing with Finley's princess sleeping bag and trying to hide from the adults.
We had a crawfish boil at our house Saturday afternoon.  We co-hosted with Emily and Blake and we all put a lot of time and effort into getting the party put together.  Sadly, I didn't take any!!  But let me paint a picture for you......the very second the first batch of crawfish was done and thrown onto the table (which Blake and Nick MADE the coolest crawfish table, by the way) a giant thunderstorm came through and it down poured!!!!  Perfect timing...and unfortunately, our yard paid the price.  The soaking wet grass, plus people walking through it all night long, made our yard a muddy swamp.  It is pretty sad and will probably take awhile for it to get back to normal.
Even though the weather did not cooperate, we all still had a great time and made great memories!  And....the crawfish was goooood!!!

Monday morning, we took the kids to Legoland.  I'd have to say it was way better when we took Cole for his birthday because nobody was there and we didn't have to wait in lines.  It was pretty packed this last time, guess it wasn't too smart going on a holiday weekend.
This is Uncle Ross and Finley before we left.  She's having an important conversation apparently.

We didn't get to lunch till a little later than expected so by the time we actually got to lunch, Finley passed out on dad.  She has never done that in her life, so she must have been pretty tired.  Of course she woke up in a fantastic mood (insert sarcasm).
Papa and Cole

As usual, we were sad to see everyone go home, especially Mimi, Papa and Uncle Ross.  We had so much fun with everyone and can't wait to spend a couple weeks in Colorado this summer.
Now.....4 more days of school and then we get to play all summer!!!  Yay!

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