Friday, January 27, 2017

Cousin Visit, New York Style!

We are so happy that Axel's cousins were able to come out to New York! It was squishy with 8 people in the house, but we survived!

Handsome Peter

No shortage of attention for this kiddo

Sharing a ride on the car

Matching jammies! And that height difference kills me! The boys are only a month apart!

Addie held semi-still enough for me to french braid her hair. 

Hanging out with the lemurs at the zoo

Ev's face, haha!

Axel and Addie walked through the gorilla enclosure holding hands. Cuties!

"Help, I can't move my arms! But I'm still happy!"

A treat to watch 2 lions out at once today. They were wrestling.

Roaring like lions.

Riding the tortoise

It started snowing while we were there!

We had Pepe's pizza for dinner. So good!

Sitting in a highchair like a big boy

First 4 cousin bath

Peter LOVED this, but he barfed all over Jeff right after I stopped filming. I can still smell it. *shudder*

I can't pick just one group picture, so here are a whole ton of them.

Story time with Jeff, never a dull moment

Playing Sorry

Four Jedi

We went down into the city one day. We walked around Battery Park, Trinity Church, Wall Street, and the World Trade Center Memorial. Here is a link to Alicia's blog. She took a lot more pictures than I did.

Lunch at Schnippers. Their chicken is soooo yummy!

The kids were tired after lunch, so Jeff and I took them back home (with a stop for gelato at our neighborhood Italian bakery). Dallin, Alicia, and Peter went to the Met and had a yummy dinner in the City before coming back. They didn't get too lost, and made it on the right train back. Good job guys!

No shortage of awesome dance moves

Its more fun to play in a fort.

Such a cute chunky dude

Mr Potato Head glasses courtesy of Addie

We had such a fun time! I am so very glad that they were able to come out to our neck of the woods. Love you guys!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Utah Visit/Axel's Birthday

Found this gem at Jeff's grandma's house. What a cutie! (Jeff is the one in the middle)

Thanks Grandma Call! He LOVES this truck set!

Grandma got Jeff the BEST gift, her personal history and history of her parents and grandparents (and beyond).

Playing castle with Papa and Alex.

Give this kid a disconnected controller and he is none the wiser. And happy as a clam.

Playing with his second cousins.

Nana and Papa surprised Axel with a Build-a-Bear puppy!

Passed out at the restaurant. Poor kid just ran around like crazy the whole trip, so he crashed hard.

Introducing Bark Vader!

Wearing Bark Vader's dainty little shoes.

Hanging out with Rasmussen cousins.

Axel wanted to go bowling for his birthday, so we all went!

Opening up birthday gifts.

Mom (my mom), you are on my list. I'd also like to point out that we weren't allowed to say "fart" growing up, and then my mom got him a Fart Gun! Hypocrisy!

Trying so hard to get 4 fingers up.

We got to visit our friends the Morgans! They threw Axel a little party too.

And also my friend Sara and her family.

Showing off his Disney swag.

$5 sunglasses, oh yeah.

New Year's Eve dinner with the Rasmussens.

Happy New Year!

Cool dudes.

He is super good at scootering already!

We had such a fun time this Christmas! Thanks to Nana and Papa for planning such an awesome trip, and Grandma for letting us crash at her house for so long! We love you all!