Wednesday, July 14, 2010

catching up...AUSTIN

Now that our summer is almost over, I decided to try and get caught up! :)

Our first trip of the summer was to Austin, TX to visit with Edd's family for Memorial Day weekend! We hadn't been to Texas to visit since Thanksgiving!!! Now that's a long time!!!

Since our last visit, we've had a new cousin arrive! At the time, there were 22 cousins!!! This has since changed to 23 cousins with 2 more on the way!
Out of all these cousins, there are only SEVEN GIRLS!!! That seems like a lot you might think, but a baby girl in the Prince family is hard to come by!!!

Everyone had fun meeting Charolette!

Here is Charolette being held by her big sister, Zoey!

She's a cutie!! Charolette loves to be held, but most of all she loves to be held outside! Her favortie was to be out on Grandma's porch rocking! :) Thomas and I got a turn to rock Charolette! Thomas was amazed at how little her fingers were! Charolette was only 6 weeks old so she still had those tiny newborn fingers~so adorable!! :)

Aunt Patti's beauty salon was in full swing! Sophie, who is 2, even got a turn! She is Eldon and Stephanie's little girl! :)

Who do these belong to???

After all the nails were done, Mattie and Aimee were treated to a hairdo like Allisons! :)
Of course, there were too many more important girly things to do than let me get an after shot of all the cute hairdos!!

Bethany and Zoey had fun sharing a blanket while they watched a movie together!

Bethany and Zoey are both the BIG SISTERS in their families...soon to be joined by Sophie who will be a BIG SISTER too around the end of the year.

All the BIG GIRLS had a campout with Aunt Paula in her room!! Aunt Paula is home for the summer! :) She just finished her 2nd year at BYU! Paula entertained us with her adventures from working at LUBY'S this summer.

Despite all the girl activites going on there was plenty for all the BOYS to do too! One of the favorites was going over to Grandma Goodwin's house, just around the corner, to watch the NBA playoffs!

It was good to see Grandma Goodwin again! :)

The BOYS had some good times of their own! They enjoyed playing all sorts of games together! They played so much that I hardly got any pictures of them except when it was time to eat! That was about the only time they'd slow down enough for me to get some pictures!
Here is Fielding Zogg, Walter Zogg, Tanner Greenwood, Andrew, and Connor Greenwood eating our yummy lunch grilled by Grandpa!

Of course we couldn't have a Prince family gathering without some yummy Bluebell ice cream for dessert!! :)

Hmmm...caught red handed or just guarding the ice cream???
Andrew, Fielding & Walter (Sara's boys)

Thomas had fun playing with Sophie! Here is Thomas trying to teach Sophie how to share the swing! He's telling her that he will push her and give her a turn....
Then it is supposed to be Thomas' turn...
Everyone is happy! :)

It wouldn't be a Prince family get together without a good, competitive game out back with the BIG BOYS!!!

Edd and Eldon played "Hot Pocket" with the kids one day...
and a Frisbee game the next...

WOW!!! Check out that BLING!!!

Sunday morning we went to church with Edd's mom and dad. After lunch, we packed up and drove to Houston for a sleepover with Dan and Melissa's family! Melissa was 9 months pregnant...due any they couldn't come see us in Austin. We thought it would be fun to stop and see them on the way home!

Of course the kids didn't mind making an extra stop!! They were all so excited to see more cousins!!

TOP: Thomas, Aimee and Ben
BOTTOM: George , Mattie and Andrew

MISSING: Henry...sweet little guy had gone to bed, but was still excited to see everyone, Bethany...was excited to see everyone too, but got the opportunity to spend the night with her friends Brooke, Raegan, and Cheney! :)

George, Ben and Thomas loved showing off some of their new gymnastics skills!! :)

Ready, set...

This is Thomas doing a "table!" Ben just finished doing one!

Monday morning, we ate a quick breakfast, then hit the road. It was nice to have the drive home 3 hours shorter, but it was still 5 LONG hours back to our house.

Unfortunately, it seemed like an ETERNITY for Thomas...
Here is Thomas trying to escape his car seat...using the cliff diving method...
Once he was out he said he was going to stay in that little spot FOREVER!!!

Forever didn't last very long. Soon after, Thomas was back in his seat sitting in Andrew's sleeping bag because Thomas was cold. But later tried the HOUDINI METHOD to escape...
Oh what a sad little boy!!!

How are we ever going to make the 30 hour drive to Utah???

ps. Dan and Melissa welcomed their 4th little boy, Sam, to the world just a couple days after we visited!

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