Sunday, July 17, 2011

Family comes to visit

My cousin, Rachel, and her family came to visit for the week.  We had so much fun!  I am so glad they made the long drive (20+ hours).  We loved every minute of it.  Izzy and Avery had so much fun playing together.  
 Watching tv and eating snacks together.
 Playing at the splash pad
 Taking a break to eat.
 Ansley and Izzy
 What's a family trip without a family bath?
 We had a pedicure day with the girls.  Izzy doesn't like to sit still for long.
 This was their favorite activity, jumping on the trampoline.  They would have slept there if we let them.
 They also love to sing and play the piano.
 Izzy and Ansley reading together.
 Friday morning we went to the animal farm.  I know Izzy loves animals, but seriously she was in heaven.  She did not want to walk away from any animal, she could have stayed there all day.  Everyone else was in the play area and Izzy wasn't even half way through the farm.
 She is motioning for the animals to come to her in this picture.
 Feeding the animals, she wasn't even scared.  She wanted them to lick her hands.
 Petting the pony.
 Riding the pony.  One ride was not enough for her, she kept trying to crawl through the gate to get back on.
 That afternoon we went boating.  Avery is a little fish.  She is only 3 and can already swim.  She jumped right in the water, no problem.  She would have gone without her lifejacket, but her parents put a stop to that.
 Rachel getting up on the surf board.
 Joey surfing.
 Izzy taking a nap on the boat.  She is hilarious.  She was tired so she just laid down and went to sleep.  We are lucky she loves to boat so much.  She is awesome on the water, which is probably why we go so much.  It is a great family activity that we all enjoy.
 Rachel and I on the boat.  I couldn't get in the water because I had a mole removed.  The Dr. freaked me out too, she said I am at a high risk for skin cancer and I should wear a rash guard.  Seriously I haven't taken my bathing suit cover off since then and I went out and bought covers that have sleeves on a back.
 Mike with his co captains.
 Thursday night was awesome.  Rachel and I met up with Renee and Rochelle.  We ate at Zupas and then hit the mall.  Banana Republic was having a great sale and we all found some things we liked.  It was so nice to try on clothes without Izzy running around the store.  Then we went to Farr's for ice cream.  My friend, Rachel, was in town and she met us there.  It was so great to see her.  It was so nice to chat and catch up.  I miss her!!
Izzy had to try on all the clothes we bought.  This girl is something else.  All day today she has been walking around the house with my clothes on.
It has been a great week.  I am so glad Rachel and Joey were able to come visit.  Their kids are adorable and we had a great time.  I am going to visit them in September and I can't wait!!


Suzette Selden said...

So glad you had such a fun time! So fun for the cousins to play.

aisy said...

Those pics are so dang cute!!!

Rachel Durazzani said...

I'm so so happy I got to see you and catch up. Thanks for taking some time away from your cousin.

We miss you guys like crazy. If we don't move back there, you wanna come to Boston?!

Cat and Blake Potter said...

sweet pics!!!! So jealous you got to meet up with TWO Rachels!! haha, miss you and one day it'll be us visiting right?? Soon, soon!!

Joey Rachel Avery & Ansley said...

WE WANT TO COME BACK!!!! We LOVED every minute of it and Avery told Great Granma all about playing with Izzy on the trampoline and helping Uncle Mike drive the boat:) She also told her that when they get older, then they can have sleep overs:) lol I'm so glad we got together and thank you for everything!!!!!! LOVE you and your sweet family SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!

Cory&SadieK said...

How FUN!! I love that she wore your clothes all day. I can't wait to have a girl because Isaak has zero interest in clothes unless it has some kind of truck or dinosaur on it. And shopping without kids is an awesome bonus--you don't have to worry about a little one crawling out from the booth while you are only half dressed. Phew!

Line said...

Looks like u are having a fun summer! I just caught up with ur blog and didn't realize ur a full time stay at home mom now! U r great for doing wat u felt was best for ur fam even tho it was a difficult decision. Being home full time IS difficult, but man does it come with its blessings too! :)