We just got back at 1 am on Wednesday from enjoying 2 weeks in Minnesota with family. We had a great visit seeing almost all of our family, except Aunt Anna, but she just came to NC to visit. Here are some of our highlights: LOTS of playtime with cousins
Spending time with Grandpa & Grandma
Riding Grandma's bus
Pedicures with Auntie Em
Going to Como Zoo with a lot of our family
S'mores with the family (and celebrating Aunt Jess's birthday)
They loved Grandpa's two swings
Daddy installing a new floor for Uncle Luke & Aunt Jess
Snuggles with Grandma
More cousin playtime
Dinners with the family
A yummy breakfast at Fat Nat's
Making cookies with Grandpa
We fit as much as we could into 2 weeks. Of course I forgot to take pictures of our first weekend with all of the family (both sets of parents, my grandparents, my aunt), a friend playdate and our weekend in Spooner with Jake's parents. But we made many fun memories that will last forever.
We had some more family come to visit us. Jake's sister Jen, and her family did a road trip to NC. They had never been down to see us. Anna, Jake's younger sister, decided to join the road trip. We had so much fun having them all here. Here's some of the fun we had:
Hanging out at home, waiting for the rain to stop & the sun to shine.
Once the sun came out & the rain stopped, we headed to WB with our picnic lunch.
Selfie with Aunt Anna
The girls got their nails painted MULTIPLE times.
Painting the seashells we found at the beach.
Waiting oh so patiently for the hot & fresh Britt's donuts.
Cousin donut distribution
This girl LOVES donuts; both our girls do.
Family picture at Carolina Beach with a photo bomb by two cuties.
Since Ella& Lily's birthdays are less than 2 weeks apart we decided to do ONE BIG party. I am thinking we will be doing many combined birthday parties in the future. Jake had this picture of the girls printed off. Staples will do a blueprint size for only $3!
We did a dessert bar with double chocolate cake, angel food cake & pound cake. Cakes could be topped with whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate sauce & sprinkles.
We had a small gift for all our little friends who came to celebrate with us.
The gift included: a note pad, stickers, crayons & smarties.
The party was a drop in from 3-5 pm on Saturday. I got my camera out to take pictures of the kids playing & doing bubbles in the backyard. I took one picture, set the camera on the grill & then totally forgot about it. Ugh...I wanted a picture of all the kids & our sweet friends who came to celebrate.
Auntie Em was able to come up for the party. She was a HUGE help. She washed & cut all the berries for the party - thank you, Emily!