Friday, April 18, 2008

Enjoying being a mom again

I'm finally ready to write about my week with my mom and sisters. My mom, sister Rachel and her two daughters got in on Saturday night and stayed with me until Monday. It was nice having Savannah and Kenadee here during conference on Sunday to help entertain Addison. Here she is wearing my mom's reading glasses and the wings that came on her Easter bunny. She's also still in her pajamas. What a stylish little girl!

Addison with her counsins. Savannah is such a huge help with watching Addison and Kenadee is so much fun. Thanks for playing with Addison!
On Monday Mom and Rachel checked into the hotel and I drove up with Melissa and Carter to play at the pool. Besides a minor incident of pooping in the pool and a few near-drownings in the baby pool, fun was had by all.
On Tuesday I dropped Addison off with Maylene (thank you so much for taking her at the last minute!) and met my mom and sisters in Scottsdale. The very first thing on the agenda was to get pedicures. They felt great and we had beautiful toes the rest of the week. I forgot to get a shot of our toes after.
Then we had a dinner of appetizers. I love eating out with my mom and sisters. We almost always want to share the same dishes!
My mom's twin sister, Ardene, and her daughters got in late that night. the rest of the week was full of tennis, walking, laying out at the pool and lots of shopping and food. Notice that the majority of the pictures were taken at restaurants. We love food!
Shannon, Ardene and Melissa

All of us at Flo's. I was impressed that we only went to Flo's once during our trip. But I think my mom and sisters also went on Monday night. My sister's and I have all worked at Flo's at some point in our lives and we are still in love with the food. Sorry, Ray, but this was the only photo I had of all of us together. The rest of us look good!

Beautiful Rachel posing for a tennis shot.

My gorgeous oldest sister, Jessica. Look at that form!

This is my other sister, I mean mom. She passes for being one of the girls all the time.

The twins that never age. Now I know where I get it from. Maybe I'll be happy about it when I'm their age.

Me with the cousins and my aunt.

We had such a great time. In fact, too good. I was exhausted when I got back. I needed a nap the day I got back! But I also got back ready to be a mom again. Thanks so much to Maylene, Melissa, Dave's parents, and Dave for doing my job for the week and letting me take some time off. It was much needed and appreciated.

Dave's parents brought a little rocking chair for Addison and she just can't get enough of it. It's just her size and she thinks it's great.

Dave's parents were in town for the blessing of our nephew, Katie's baby, Reese Benjamin Clement. Isn't he the cutest? The blessing was beautiful and lunch was yummy. It was fun visiting with all the family. Thanks for having a baby, Katie and Greg!

So that's a recap of last week. It was busy, but filled with fun.


Browns said...

I love all the pictures. I am so happy you had a great time!!! And Reese is so stinking cute!

daherfamily said...

it looks like you guys had so much fun. i am so jealous! it would be so nice to get a pedicure!

Gertge Family said...

Wow! What a fun weekend! How would it be to have Sisters??
It was fun seeing the pictures of all YOU Beautiful Girls!!

I couldn't agree more...A little ME TIME really does get you recharged to be a Good Mommy again.

Joel & Brooke said...

What the hud?! This was a sisters trip and I didn't get invited?! I'm officially filing a complaint!

Glad you guys had so much fun!!

Brandi Jo said...

Looks like you girls had a blast! That is how it should be! That was neat that your aunt and cousins could make it too! The more the better! I didn't know your mom was a twin! That is really neat, but doesn't that mean that you have a chance of having twins? That would be neat and crazy all at the same time! You have a beautiful family!