We have been pretty busy this month.
All good stuff. Here's some of what we've been up to...
Britta and Eddie's Wedding
My cousin Britta got married! Here are all the b-maids and maid of honor, Kim (next to me).
My date :)
The newlyweds cutting the cake
And apparently that is all the pictures I got of the wedding. Too bad, everything was lovely. The lack of pictures must have been the combination of being in the wedding party and being sick during the wedding and ceremony. Lucia had a wonderful time with her grandma Debbie that weekend but I didn't get any pictures of that either. Once I finally tried, Lucia was crying to get the camera so it didn't really work out.
The cousins hanging out behind the pastor's pulpit after church (one of the twins is missing). Way too much action to get a clear picture.
The newest mom-to-be in our family! Anne is due in October.
We had a great lunch with my family then headed to my grandparents place. All the kids (and they're parents) headed to the pool. Lucia is getting more comfortable in pools and had a great time.
(Even though you wouldn't believe she is having fun by her non-smiling face.) Also, I managed not to get a picture of us together on mother's day, oh well.
Lately Lucia has really been warming up to people very quickly. Seen in the above picture when she was whining and begging to be in Janine's lap even when she was already holding Zeke.
I am amazed I can ever get pictures of Lucia these days. She wants to hold the camera so bad every time she sees it. I have lots of pictures like this one.
My Dad's 60th Birthday Party
Surprise! He was so surprised that he didn't really say anything and had a dazed/glassy look on his face for a while. Mission accomplished. He thought he was going to be babysitting.
I guess the bed outside reminded Lucia that it was her bed time. We thought it was a fun idea for seating.
Another one of our fun seating ideas was a couch under the the swing set.
The bluegrass band we hired was great!
Lots of good food
The guys enjoying the band
The drinks station
We even used our dad's wagon without him realizing we took it
Blurry but cute desert signs
Gwen had some fun on the monkey bars/couch arrangement
And Sonia ended up falling asleep on the bed. She said she didn't want to leave until everyone else did. Plus, the mattress actually was her mattress anyway so she was a little stuck.
Always good to end the night with a fire. Sometimes its the best part.
Almost the whole fam (missing some of the kids). What a great family to be a part of.
And it was so fun to celebrate our dad with family and friends!
Some more randoms...
On a walk to the park by our place. Usually when we're walking past someone on the sidewalk, Lucia waves to them, staring until they walk by then she quick turns to walk the same way as them. It's pretty funny and people don't really know what to do with the awkward stare-down.
Memorial Day Weekend Camping
Apparently very busy on her phone
Cute little Zeke
Manu and Lucia
Already good friends
Manu's hulk pose
Ashley and Lucia
They actually rode like this for a while
Our attempt to take a picture of all of the kids on the camping trip. It will be fun to watch this group grow and grow up.
Lucia was giving Zeke a kiss. We'll have to keep this one for the wedding :)
It was a great weekend, as usual. The weather could've been better but all in all a good time was had by all. I wish I took a picture of the sweet canopy concoction I made over Lucia's pack-n-play to keep the heat in (yes, it was that cold). Lucia's wing of the tent just keeps getting better and better. She loved being outside all weekend and getting to take off and go exploring wherever she wanted. And it was wonderful for us to spend time relaxing and having fun with dear friends.