Monday, April 11, 2011

Family gatherings

When my sister visits.....we are together as much as possible.  I love that FIRST-time-we get-to-see-her- after it has been a while.  My two kids and their cousin get along so well......they pick up where they left off.....and continue until it is time for them to go home.  My sister and I get in chats here and there.....which I treasure greatly.  

Last night everyone was at our home to celebrate Emery's birthday.  We got food from one of our favorite Mexican restaurants....ate some carrot cake.......and sat around for hours.......just visiting.

lick the batter clean

polly pockets

I love that my "older" kids played, too

had some time to blow amazes me how much kids love these

despite a packed weekend with family and unusually COLD weather....Kate played in her soccer game


  1. What a fun weekend ... family, Mexican food, fellowship, carrot cake, and Polly Pockets! It just doesn't get any better than that! :o)

  2. So glad you had a great time!
    And Polly Pockets! Michaela loved those! I kinda miss them, execept for the losing of the tiny shoes in the carpet...
    I hope Emery's wish came true!

  3. I love the picture of Kate and Neal blowing out E's candles, and your grandma smiling in the background! Your oldest niece has gotten so big-I remember seeing her last year :). I so appreciate Kate taking precious time from her family weekend to celebrate Izzy's birthday-so glad you had a nice visit!!

  4. Oh I love that you have a sweet sister and got a visit! I agree, time together and with the kids playing in the background is pure joy!