From my siblings and I, my parents will have the opportunity to go on a helicopter ride! I was pleased to see that my mom was super excited about it. In fact, while I know my dad will enjoy it and liked the gift, it was my mom who was the most excited! Parents can be hard to buy for, and this was a big hit...that is so much fun!
The day after Christmas was probably the most fun for ME (outside of experiencing Christmas for/with my kids!). Today we shot bluerock (or clay pigeons as some people call them) with most of the family. It was fun to have an activity that we all did with our spouses! And, the fact that I shot as good (or maybe better, ha!!) wasn't so bad either!!
Charli & Harper getting ready to make the big birthday cake!
and the finished project! Charli wanted me to write on it because frosting can be "tricky"! But, she was quick to tell me "do not put BABY Jesus on the cake, he is NOT a baby anymore...why do people keep calling him baby Jesus?!"
Charli * Harper * Braxton
Charli and "flipper"
some of his favorite!
these two LOVE the Llama Llama books! Charli got this one for Chad for Christmas!
Brenda * Randy * Rachelle * Vicki
getting a picture with my siblings was just about as hard as getting all 11 grand kids below! Adults are no better and just standing and smiling that kids 3 months - 25 years!
Ryen *Macey *Derek * Grant * Andrew * Reid * Harper * Cohen * Charli * Bryant * Colton
Charli and Reid !
Charli has really enjoyed babies lately. She is old enough to "help" at daycare and has got to feed baby Bodee a time or too! She loved her new cousin Reid!
Charli may have loved Reid...but she has nothing on Harper. Harper CLINGS to Reid...always wanting to hold, help, or be near him. Harper was Reid's wing man to make sure he had his paci and attention at any given moment! Little does he know Reid will soon be a "pest" getting into his things, just like he (Harper) does to his big cousins!
I love, Love, LOVE the way cousins play together!! They just play, play, play...tattle, tattle, play, play, play! We are lucky enough to just let them go and let them work it out most of the time...but just watching them learn, and grow together is so much fun! I didn't grow up with cousins the same age as myself - so this is so neat to me! I love the way these kids love each other!! (and we all know that to love your cousins does not mean you won't fight, hit, bite, or push them from time to time!!)
two busy boys!
love! Cohen gave great rides!
Ryen and Harper have always had a cute little bond, she is a great helper!
big day, Charli was in on the action for our Borg-family shoot out!
(don't tell Rachelle...but I think I could hold my own with her, for awhile at least!)
I think the memory of this day will stick with my dad forever!! (and with me too!) He was pulling and his three girls were shooting! We all had a good time!
The kids had a great time playing with all of their cousins this weekend on the Borg side! They did not get to see all of their cousins on the Preister side...but did have fun with the one they did get to see! As the families on both sides continue to grow I know the kids will really start to look forward to these family events more and more! Cousins can be so much fun!!