Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tim and Steph's visit June 2016

We Love that we are on Tim and Steph's way to Canada! We had a fantastic two and a half-ish days with them and their precious kiddos!

It makes for such a fun, happy, busy, loud house, and we loved every minute of it!    It is so much fun to see all the kids together, they love each other so much!

On both days, after the kids and I got back from swim lessons at the Y, we headed to our neighborhood pool(s) for about an hour and a half before lunch.   The weather and the water couldn't have been better and the kids had a blast!

The oldest and the youngest (and Shamu)
Moriah chose this when we bought floaties for the kids a few weeks ago.   It was Much larger when we inflated it than we thought it would be and it's hard to fit in the van!   This time, we just put a rope through the handles and threw it on top of the van (which made for a lot of hilarity as it blew around and tried to escape on the half mile drive to the pool) =)

Sunny smiles!

Guys gotta stick together

Keenan and Alisa

These girls tried just about every possible thing with these floaties, I think!

These were fun... it took a few to get at least one with each person in the air ;)

Cool Cousins

Gwennie "jumping" to Tim

These two were nothing short of hilarious the whole time.  They got married (again) and provided us adults with lots of chuckles

Tim got his workout for the day hefting kids into the pool!

Even Caleb wanted to try!  (Notice the big kids waiting to grab him)

This pile of shoes made me so happy =)

My huskin' helpers!

Steph was a huge help to me, making sure Caleb got his 20 minutes of reading in for their summer reading program!

Keenan convinced Mika to play Axis and Allies with him and they spent a LOT of time dominating the world!

Three cuties playing with snap circuits

The magnatiles were a big hit!

Train tracking

I made s'mores in the oven for everyone on Thursday night

Caleb and Shaelyn built this together

Steph and I thought it would be a great idea for the kids to make a pyramid, since there was the perfect number of them....

...but this was as close as we got ;)

Maybe in a couple years! =)

Ten cousins!

Crazy faces

Love this family so much!

One of the RARE times when these two played well together - so sweet!

Tim and Steph, Marika, Shaelyn, Kyla, Vivian, Alisa, Nathaniel and Gwendalyn, THANK YOU so much for coming to spend time with us in your busy travel schedule!   We love you and can't wait to see you again in a few weeks!!!!


Mark and Rebekah said...

Oh! So, so fun!

I can't wait until we're ALL together making some fun family memories! And yes, your house is the PERFECT location :) How fun for these cousins to be all together! I love the cousin jumping pictures :)

I asked one of the girls what their favourite parts of Kansas was, and they said the Magna Tiles, so still an awesome toy!

A note on the pyramid, I've tried this many times with students, and have never really had a good ten person one... Lots of awesome 6 person ones, but the extra row of people hasn't seemed to work. I think it's just too much extra weight? I don't know. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow :)

Love you all!

The Woodfords said...

We're so glad you're on our way! It was such a fun and special time, and I'm so thankful for you and your sweet family, Joia! Thanks so much for keeping us all, and can't wait to be together again in a few weeks!!

Mom W. said...

WHAT GREAT PICTURES of such great people!! No prejudice here!!! ;)

Wow, we have some awesome grand kids!!! =)

Fun times!!!