Evelyn watching our plane in Houston
One VERY tired Lillian. She finally went to sleep about a half hour into the flight (we were about an hour past bedtime when we boarded).
Evelyn didn't sleep at all on the flight - but crashed hard as soon as we were in Grammie's car!
I don't have the CD yet, but here's a sneak peek of the cuteness...
I'll post some more when we get them!
Playing with Maya
Playing on the playground...
Legos on the table with cousins
Lillian hanging with Daddy during swimming lessons
Evelyn loved lessons - she is a little fish with no fear - which scares the crud out of me sometimes!
We also made it to family swim the night before Daddy had to leave.
It didn't take her long to want to try out the slide in the kiddie pool
On this day, she insisted on using her on leash to help Lisa walk Maya.
She also enjoyed playing outside every night...
This little cutie was my wake-up call every morning!
She also enjoyed a long line of cousins who would read to her
More swimming lessons...
Mommy enjoyed the s'mores in the fire pit...and evenings that were cool and not humid...and thunderstorms :-)
This was Evelyn's favorite teacher, Josh...she talks about him all the time
Just lounging while big sister swims
And cousin Kolbe...
Evelyn got to participate in her first sleepover with the big cousins
Evelyn enjoyed watching the fish at one of the restaurants in my hometown
Lillian enjoyed her first experience with watermelon
And popcicles at the pool (that are as big as you are...)
Drinks at snacktime
The youngest 4...Evelyn, Heidi, Lilly, and Kolbs
While Aug and I went for a run one night (and tried to beat the storm rolling in!), Mike and Mom took most of the kids down to see a beaver that had been living under a bridge in Wray.
Grandad educated the grandkids on The Drive
We played in the rain...on several occasions
And formed a marching band...
Ate some ice cream cones...
I can't believe she tried this - the lilly pads in the deep end
Mommy why are you outside?
My welcoming committee when I came home from a run one night.
Reading some books at the library
Cool evenings on the porch with more ice cream
Happy again now that they were back in the kiddie pool
Watching the storm roll in
Her bike skills definitely developed while we were in Colorado.
I guess when you get to ride your bike because it's not 100 degrees at 8pm, you develop your skills.
Morning reading after another cousin sleepover.
Reading with Gage
Second-to-last day of lessons...she insisted on wearing her hat
They had tons of buckets and plastic balls and other toys for the kids to play with for most of this day. Evelyn kept asking Josh to dump it on her head.
Lilly having...you guessed it...snacks!
Sustained a minor injury (I think I scraped it when I dove for the last several yards)
Sigh. OK. The next day was play day for lessons - and Evelyn took full advantage of her opportunity to be taken down the big water slide. I kid you not, she probably went down that thing at least 15 times - maybe more. And she walked up the 5-6 stories of stairs all by herself each time.
Poor Josh probably took her down 12 of the 15 times. :-)
All of the cousins who took swimming lessons
Ben, Gage, Katie, Gunnar, Heidi, and Evelyn
Some fun at the park the day before we would fly out
With slurpees, and Maya...
"I'm just reading some books."
This was on our flight from Houston to Corpus.
Evelyn was actually laughing when I took it...even though she looks a little pained!
Dan picked us up at the airport. Watching the girls see their Daddy after 10 days of only seeing him via FaceTime was the best birthday present.
It took Evelyn all of 4.376 seconds to fall asleep in the car. The sign of a good trip.