We have had a lot of fun so far this summer with cousins. We had Jade and Tavis for a couple of days, and then Hailey, Ashley and Lindsay for a couple of days. It has been really fun for my kids to have them here. Josh and Hailey
Rebekah, Michael, Elizabeth and Rachel
Rachel, Ashley and Rebekah having a great time at the pool
Ashley and Rachel waiting for their turn on the slide
Hailey and Elizabeth
Tavis at the park
Jade -this is one of the only times she was allowed to walk, my kids were constantly holding her!
Rebekah laid down next to Jade in her playpen and fell asleep. It was too cute to pass up taking a picture, especially after Jade was awake, and Rebekah was still there.
We finally got to go to the airport to welcome Adam on Saturday night at midnight. It was crazy, he has several delays, so we were never quite sure when we would be going to the airport until he finally boarded the plane. We were on call from Friday night on! It was great to see him again! I am so appreciative of the wonderful example that you have set for all of your nieces and nephews, Adam. We love you!
We had a great vacation over Christmas break - I drove with the kids to stay with my parents in California for almost a week. One drawback to Paul working at UPS is that he doesn't get any time of over Christmas break. I was worried about the drive, but between books on tape and music, and lots of treats, we were fine. It was a very packed house, and we had a great time. I think at the peak, we had 32 people staying at my parent's house - it was wall to wall people! We went to the beach, I got to visit with my friend Melanie from high school (and we invaded her parents guesthouse for a couple of nights - thank you so much!) We got to go to the airport to welcome my brother Adam home from his mission! We went to Superior Dairy with Mark and Lilly and had two SOS's - super oversized sundaes - yummy! Most of the Adamson cousins together - the kids all sang "Called to Serve" on Sunday for their Uncle Adam - this was a practice.
Mark, Lilly and Rebekah and the monster sundae! It was huge, with seven scoops of ice cream plus whipped cream, bananas, chocolate. So yummy, thanks Mark and Lilly!
Michael and Elizabeth
Mark, Lilly and Rebekah
PISMO BEACH was so much fun! We went with Jared and Janessa's families. It was great!
Rachel and Ashley
Jared, Josh and Rachel climbing on the rocks at Pismo Beach
Rebekah and Jade
Rebekah and Josh playing in the sand with Hailey
Elizabeth and Rachel playing in the waves - the weather was beautiful! It was about 65 degrees!
Elizabeth, Heather, Josh, Rachel and Rebekah on the pier at Pismo Beach - we had fun watching the surfers
I was at the library last night with my kids. Rebekah needs to read two classic books for a report, and was searching on the computer. I was standing behind her, and she typed into the search box "Donkey Hote." I just about died laughing. She got mad at me, but I said she was one in a million. I was proved wrong...we saw Josh, and Rebekah asked him how to spell Don Quixote. He spelled it the same way...so did Michael, Elizabeth and Rachel. I thought it was the funniest thing I had heard in a long time! I love you guys!
We are now on day four of the "actic blast," as our news stations have dubbed it. This is the third day without school, and the natives are becoming restless! We are getting more snow today, tomorrow, and Sunday. I am pretty sure the kids will not be going back to school until after Christmas - I hope we make it through!
We had about 4 inches of snow yesterday morning, and it has shut our city down! When we get snow everything turns into an ice rink. Church was cancelled, school was cancelled, and we have already been told that school is cancelled for tomorrow. My kids are in heaven!
Rebekah, Michael and Rachel running up the hill after sliding down Josh and Elizabeth sliding together