Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ben and George...

and Henry too! :) The cousins came to visit!!! Thomas could hardly wait for Ben and George to come see us again! Luckily, Thomas has a birthday in the middle of the week to help him wait all the way until Friday (April 23rd) when Ben and George finally made it to our house!!

Once the boys were reunited, it was fun times for all! :) We all hung out on the driveway while Dan and his family stretched their legs after their long drive from Houston. A cloudburst quickly ended the outdoor fun!

We all went inside and the fun times continued! When Edd finally made it home, he and I took Dan & Melissa out to dinner at a fun restaurant in Mandeville. George and Ben spent the evening with their favorite babysitter, Bethany, and the kids...what a fun night!

Saturday, Edd and Dan took everyone to Global Wildlife for some fun animal adventures while Bethany and I were at B's violin lesson.

When we all got back to the house, Edd grilled up some of his yummy requested by Melissa! Of course they were delicious! :) After dinner, we headed to the park!

Aimee enjoyed walking with Ben and George!

Henry had his own agenda!!! He liked riding Thomas' bike, but decided to take a detour before he got to the park!

Once we got to the park, the BIG BOYS went looking for frogs with Connor, our bishop's son.

Connor had been swimming at the pool with his sisters and a bunch of youth from our ward...along with Bethany! They were having a welcome home party for Connor's big sister, Ashlee, who'd just gotten back from her first year at BYU.

I think Connor was glad to escape from the teenager scene and join the boys in their frog hunt! :) After the boys realized that the 3 frogs they were chasing had hopped off, they went off to play.

Isn't Ben a cutie!!! He is about 6 months younger than Thomas. Before we moved, Melissa and I thought it would be so fun for the boys to play together! Unfortunately, Thomas was a HUGE MOMMA'S BOY.
It is amazing how much Thomas has changed in less than a year!!! Now he loves just running off and leaving me to play with the boys! :)
George had fun watching Andrew play Wizards 101 and they also loved playing against our kids on the wii!!
Thomas and Ben showed off their gymnastics skills by making bridges!
Ben also liked looking at the frogs with Thomas and especially loved holding the frogs! Uncle Dan didn't like it when the frogs would jump away, but Henry thought it was pretty funny!!! :)

Henry liked to try and get Thomas! When Thomas wasn't looking, Henry would reach out and try and grab him!

All the kids had so much fun playing together! It was sad when Dan and his cute family had to go back home!

Thanks for coming to visit! Next time we see you, there will be a new baby Prince, hopefully!!! Can't wait!!! :)
***I'm a little frustrated...can't figure out how to get my text to line up with my pictures...maybe some day I'll figure all this out!!! Maybe that should be my summer project!***


MZP said...

this is great, anne! i think i'll print it out for our family to remember the trip!

Anne said...

sorry I don't have any pictures of Global Wildlife. I did this entry on my laptop and didn't have access to Edd's pics. I'm sure he'd love to share...but you probably got some good ones on your own too! :)

MZP said...

no problem! i have lots of pictures from that... i love all the ones you posted ;)