Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Over the river and through the woods...

This past weekend the kids and I made a quick trip up to see my parents and a couple of my siblings. Bert was left behind to battle tax season in peace, well 48 hours of peace anyway. My sister, her husband and their three kids (ages 2 and under) plus my brother, his wife and their two boys, (ages 4 and 2) were there along with me and my five (ages 6 and under). And this is only half the family! I have another brother who couldn't be with us, who has three children (ages 4 and under) and another sister who is pregnant with her first little girl, due in April. If you lost count, that will be 14 grandchildren ages 6 and under!!! Only FIVE of which are GIRLS!!! Yep, a weekend at Cookie & Grandy's could wear out even the most seasoned of grandparents (and aunts and uncles too). We have a blast though. I wish we could get together more.

My sister Kelly had her twins back in January, and we've tried to go and see them a few other times, but different obstacles kept us from going. We finally made it up there and enjoyed an entire weekend of snuggling, kissing, playing, slobbering, burping, tickling, and cooing... and not just from these three:


Flash Flood was thrilled to meet his younger cousins, born only two months after him.

Her Highness was thrilled to get in some girl time.

Everyone was thrilled to go hiking or "bear hunting" as the boys called it.
And I'm pretty sure Cookie and Aunt Angie were thrilled to be left behind to babysit the youngest ones that couldn't go with us.



Grandy with only five of his favorite grandboys...

Telling funny stories on the porch...


"Helping" Cookie and Grandy with supper...

Seeing just how many boys it takes to capture a dinosaur...

And learning that all it takes to tame one is a little love...

These are just a few of the fun adventures we experienced this weekend.
We were all worn slap out by the time we got home....

Thank-you Cookie & Grandy for the great weekend. We love you all a bunch and miss you already!

8 comments:

The Corley's said...

They're all so cute! Your blog on hormones was hysterical!

Trace Car Driver said...

FUN POST! were you at your parent's house? if so, you were about 100 yards from my house, seriously! did you know i was their neighbor?? :) i hate i was out of town or i would have thrown my 2 boys in the mix. HA! cute pics!

The Hills said...

Sounds like so much fun...AND tiring all at the same time! Can't wait until we have cousins to play with!

Dixie said...

Your weekend looks like it was SO much fun! I love all the pics, but my 2 faves are the one with your Dad and a FEW of his grandsons, and the boys in their little rocking chairs telling jokes! Sweet memories!

I bet your parents slept for a few days after all of you left too! ha!

Family time is the best!
p.s. Tell your sister those babies are beautiful and she looks great!

Dana said...

Oh my goodness that will be a crowd if ya'll ever get together all in the same place! Glad you got to see those babies! They're all so sweet!

Kate said...

Well, it kind of reminds me of the good ole days when ALL the Maynard's and ALL the Patterson's were at your house! "Hey - I got Sally"!

Love you!
Kate

Jimmy said...

I LOVE THUMB-SUCKING BABIES!!!! Ohhhh, I just want to eat him ALIVE!

Runnin' Mommy said...

That sounds like so much fun! I want to go!!! I know you guys have so much fun when you are together! Until I have that, I will just daydream.