Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend Trip

Brooklyn and I went to visit my little sister Shantel this past weekend in Raleigh, NC. My brother, Dan, and his family also were in town up there, so I got to see a LOT of family. I also got to see little Averi for the first time, and boy was she just the sweetest thing alive. She has been and is going through so much, and she is still the happiest baby.

We got to go to a baseball game on Friday night - Brooklyn's first professional sporting event (another first at Aunt Shantel's without Daddy). Of course, since it was a minor league team, Matt says it doesn't count. ;)
Averi fell asleep like this... she must like her Aunt Nessa. :-)
And, of course, there was some game playing. We didn't get to finish this game, but guess who was winning. ;)
And when cousins get together, there is always the combined bathtime, ....

... and lots of fun to be had.
After we took a walk around a lake and fed some ducks, Brooklyn came home and started doing this. She was also "quacking", but didn't "quack" for me on camera.
Then it was time to say "goodbye". I said "bye-bye" to Averi and she did this. :D
Shantel and Andrew taking a well-deserved rest on Sunday just before Brooklyn and I left. What a fun weekend we had with Aunty Shanty and Uncle Andrew. Thanks for letting us come visit you and for all the fun we had. And thanks Dan and Tiff for braving the trip, as well. I can't wait to see you all again!


The Ollila's said...

how fun to have family fairly close!! How was the drive up there by yourself?? That's always iffy. Sounds like you guys had a great time.
Brooklyn acting like a duck is hilarious. LOVE IT!!

Jenni said...

How fun to get to see so much family.
I am very lucky to have most of mine still in about 15 miles of each other.