Our week of CoUSiN CrAziNeSs started with a quick trip to Austin, TEXAS! We decided last minute to drive up because Edd's brother John, and his familly had driven from Provo, UTAH to Austin for Christmas!! We don't get to see them very often, and there was one special cousin we were excited to see! John and his wife Melissa were blessed with a GIRL, sweet Elizabeth, right before Halloween...after 5 BOYS...Elizabeth is a special treat!! :)
BEFORE I GO ANY FARTHER, WE NEED A LITTLE CLARIFICATION: for those who aren't in the PRINCE family :)
John married a Melissa...we call her Melissa Snow! Not because Melissa is from Utah, but that would work! :) Snow is Melissa's maiden name.
Edd's brother Dan married a Melissa too! We call her Melissa Z..."Z" is for Zabriskie, Dan's Melissa's maiden name.
OK...back to the story...
So the Monday after Christmas, we drove to Austin to play with John's family and Uncle Dallan & Aunt Paula who were home from BYU for the holidays too!! :)
Once in Austin, everyone PLAYED, PLAYED, PLAYED!!!!! :)
Here are some pictures...
The BIG KIDS loved playing games over at the elementary school down the street!
The LITTLE KIDS liked playing in Grandma and Grandpa's back yard!
Henry, Seth, Thomas and Sophie
The kids loved hanging out with each other! :)
|Sophie and Mattie playing a DS game! :)|
|Hyrum, Aimee, Josh and Mathew watching a movie together! :)|
There were some random acts of service...
Uncle Dallan holding Baby Elizabeth :)
Andrew and Josh doing dishes for Grandma! :) Josh is John and Melissa's oldest...he will be 12 in the spring!
We were had an impromptu family ensemble!!
Aunt Paula on flute, Bethany on violin, Uncle Dallan on piano, and Melissa Z singing
...they were performing Handel's Messiah for us! They sounded really good!!! :)
There were plenty moments to enjoy...
Isn't she adorable!! And look at all that hair!! :)
Aimee had the special touch! Elizabeth didn't like many people holding her, but she sure liked Aimee!! :)
One morning, we all headed over to the school to play!
The kids played a game called "SPIDER" where the person who is it walks around with their eyes closed and tries to catch someone while they move around the play equipment!
|Watch out!!! Uncle Edd is the SPIDER!!! :)|
|George...Dan and Melissa's oldest. He just turned 7! :)|
I think he is 10! :)
|Josh trying to get Andrew down from the roof!! :)|
|Thomas trying to get away from the SPIDER!! :)|
Of course there is the traditional playground fun...
|Mattie flying!! |
He is John and Melissa's youngest boy! He just turned 2! :)
|Aimee doing what she loves...playing football!! :)|
|Ben...Dan and Melissa's 2nd oldest. He is 5! :)|
GOING DOWN SLIDES :)
|Sam...Dan and Melissa's youngest. I think he is about 18 months! :)|
JUST WALKING AROUND...OR BEING SILLY :)
|Melissa Snow with Elizabeth walking around with their friends who came to play too!! :)|
|Henry...Dan and Melissa's 3rd boy. I think he is almost 3! :)|
|Aimee being silly for the camera!! :)|
The kids also had a good game of "QUIGLEY" on the playground! They have been playing this game for ages...I remember them playing this at our house before Andrew was born...so it has been a long time!! It has evolved a little with the times though...they used to play with nerf guns that shot bullets, now their nerf guns are LASER GUNS!! :)
|Run, we are under attack!!!|
|and the uncles are dead.|
Edd and Dan talking strategies
Back at Grandma and Grandpa's house we goofed off together!! :) Some of the big kids would go over to Grandma Goodwin's house to watch football and basketball!
Here are a few more pictures...
|Uncle John :)|
|Seth...John and Melissa's 4th boy. I think he is 4! :)|
We all had a great time playing with everyone!!
It was a fun week of CoUSiN CrAziNeSs!!!
Looks like I didn't post many pictures of Eldon and Stephanie and their girls....I'll have to blog about your visit to Madisonville to make up for it!! :)
Thanks John and Melissa for making the LONG drive so we could make some wonderful memories!! :)