We've had a busy and wonderful few days with family! My brother (Patrick), sister-in-law (Julie), and nephew (Nathan) came from Oklahoma for a visit this week! Vince was SO excited all last week about seeing his Cousin Nathan....we just couldn't wait any longer for them to be here! Here's a blast from the past photo. This is from the day Vince was born....Nathan was 2 months old.Here's a picture from the 2nd time they met....November 2009. Aren't they precious?!?!
And here are pics from this visit! This is gonna be a long post with lots of pics! Hopefully even more once Uncle Patrick gets his pics online (his will actually be GOOD pics)!!!
If you remember, Grandma and Grandpa have a creek in their backyard. Grandpa promised these boys a fishing expedition in the creek so he bought them both fishing poles. Unfortunately, the snowy weather (is it ever gonna be spring?) didn't allow for a fishing trip but the boys enjoyed learning how to reel stuff in and terrorize everyone with their fishing poles.
They also did some coloring and puzzles.....
And ganged up on Grandma.....
The next night, we had a birthday party for Nathan. He will be the big 3 in March but we won't get to see him then. Vince managed to rake in quite a few gifts during Nathan's party too....how does that work?
Here's Uncle Patrick and his kick-ass camera....see, I told you he'd have better pics!
Preparing to sing to Nathan and blow out the candles....
Don't they look like they're up to something????
Here's all the loot....lots of repeat gifts so they wouldn't have to share. They basically spent all night running and playing and chasing each other around the house....it was great to see them have so much fun together.
Unfortunately, I have to work all weekend so today was our last day with them. They met us early to join us for story time! Hannah and Erin came too! Hopefully I'll get a video up soon of that! Then we went to the park (for a quick photo shoot!). Yes there was snow on the ground but it didn't stop us!
However, the snow on the slide was a major bummer.....can't you see the disappointment??
Isn't this cute!?!? They look identical...totally in-step, leaning the same way...2 peas in a pod.
Lastly, all 10 of us bombarded California Pizza Kitchen for dinner. The boys were great! Here they are posing with Uncle Patrick.
and with me and Patrick.....
We were so sad to say good-bye tonight! We're gonna miss our little playmate. Thanks for coming to visit, Patrick, Julie, and Nathan! We love you! We promise to visit you one day!