Monday, April 20, 2009

The Festivities Continue

Okey Dokey Artichokey, I am pretty darn sure this will be my last post of pictures from our spring break extravaganza with my family in Utah. But you never can tell. I suppose one of the hazards of digital camera is the ability to take a billion pictures in one week.

The first night we were there, the girls all had a blast playing dress up. My sister rescued all of these clothes from the DI bag at my mother's house.

I think it is funny how my nephew wanted to be with the girls, even though he wasn't dressed up.

And here is another shot, with everyone facing forward. The pink dress on the end was once my prom dress. My mom did some altering to make it work for little girls.

Diana is modeling my old ballet costume. I made this for a recital when I was a junior in high school. I am surprised that it is still in such good condition. Diana must have sensed it was mine, because she was always wearing it.

And here my nephew is the victim of older sisters and cousins. Luckily his dad was there to save him from needing any lasting therapy.

After the dressing up, all the big girls slept over with Diana in my sister's basement. Her new house has this coolio built in loft that the girls set up camp in to sleep.

I wonder what mischief Diana is planning here?

This is Funny Farmer's daughter demonstrating her mad cross eyed skills. I have to say it is a bit disturbing.
Later in the week we had my cousin and his cute family over. I have come to be friends with his wife because we read each other's blogs. So fun. And here is a shot of me, my sister, and my cousin.

My cousin has an adorable new baby boy. Diana was thrilled for a chance to hold him.

I love this great shot of my niece taken while she was sitting on my lap.

One of the days were there, it was actually warm. Thanks to my sister-in-law we ended up at the park for a picnic. The girls had fun on the swings.

There was a pond complete with ducks. Fortunately no one fell in.

After our lunch and play time, we had an egg hunt. Don't you love the attitude with the hand on the hip of the youngest one?

And finally the three amigos hangin out with the computer. Diana is so lucky to have such good friends as cousins. She loves to visit them and wonders why we don't get to live in Utah.

Oh well, we will just have to settle for visiting often.


Emily said...

I do hope you visit often, and hurray for BLOGS, when I get caught up, I am going to steal your pics. Hope that's okay! :)

Kristina P. said...

You have such a fun family!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

You seriously know how to party! I didn't know you knew FUNNY FARMER so well... Shows how I pay attention to detail! :)

Smart Helm said...

I'm so glad u had a fun week! All u all having Spring break makes me JEALOUS!

Huff... ok, I'm OK now. Just don't post any more :-)

Smart Helm said...

PS.. dress up boxes are AWESOME! My Mother has a very full dress up box and its the first thing those grandkids head for.

I might have a dress up dress or 2 in my closet.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I totally hope you save the ballet costume! I took ballet for years but never got a recital . .. weep for me.

Shawna said...

Looks like you ladies had an awesome time!

Marjorie said...

Oh, fun! Glad we saved the dress ups. It looks like the girls had a blast. That little built-in play loft is just the greatest. The guy that built that sure did love the kids! What a fun place for a sleep-over!

April said...

It looks like you and Diana had a great time! I am so happy for you!!!

Kris said...

What cuties!!! I love it. I will not be showing this post to Laura, so she will not feel left out.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh my goodness. That is so fun.

What about WICKED! And April!!!

Eliza said...

The kid loft is genius! Dress up is so much fun. Cute girlies!