Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A Great Birthday Weekend

My mom flew into Boise on Friday. My sister, Heidi, picked her up and they hit the road to travel down here to see me and Liam. Saturday morning we went to my favorite breakfast place and the kids were very well behaved as they sat next to each other in the high chairs. I was amazed that Sierra can pretty much eat anything she wants with those chompers of hers. Liam was content with his disolving Gerber snacks and a few hash browns.

After brunch we went to a consignment shop for children. The kids played with the toys while we shopped (Grandma played with them). We found some great stuff for our soon to be 12 month olds and then headed over to Babies R Us and Toys R Us. Mom wanted to get the kids their big birthday toys while she was in town and we can give them to the kids when they have their first birthdays (Sierra Oct. 5th and Liam Oct. 25th). The kids had a good time shopping at Toys R Us, pulling things off shelves and crawling up and down the aisles. Heidi picked out a standing piano thing and I picked out a hammering tool shapes set and a walker helper thing.

We went back to the hotel to relax and Liam and Sierra played on the fluffy bed together. Between me, Mom and Heidi we were spotting babies on three of the four edges of the bed as I took photos. These cousins love each other so much. Sierra wouldn't stop giggling over each and every thing Liam did. She also thought I was pretty funny... Liam was so used to me, so many of the pictures I took were of Sierra looking at her auntie, but not Liam at his mommy. He's heard it all before, but Miss Sierra was VERY impressed!


We went out to eat for dinner and the kids behaved well once again. We had a great meal and a good waiter, which is always important! We got there early enough, too, that we didn't have to wait. Whoohoo for no waiting with two babies on a Saturday night!
Later that evening we got the babies ready to go swimming. They were so cute racing down the hallways in their swimsuits. Liam enjoyed the pool so much... just relaxed then splashed and splashed and splashed and just wouldn't stop splashing. Sierra was not liking the water, but her auntie (me) warmed her up to it and we got her smiling in the water finally. What a dolly she is.


After swimming we stripped the babies and wrapped them in towels to go back to the room. Then we noticed nobody was around once we got to our hallway... we let the nudies loose and they raced back to the room. We just laughed and the babies laughed too! Just like on the way to the pool, they would race, and if one got ahead of the other that baby would stop and wait for the other baby to catch up. It was so sweet! You can tell they love each other so much!

And then it was bath time! Need I say more? They were absolutely adorable splashing and laughing in the tub!
Sunday we went to church and then went to the park afterwards. The kids loved the swings, playing in the dirt and chasing each other in the grass.


It was a pleasure watching our babies all weekend. I can't explain the joy the pair of them brought me. I could only compare it to a bond that twins have. You can see they are friends at a young age such as this. My cup runneth over as I witnessed the pure love they have for each other. I do wish the two of them could see each other more often.

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh Gina, I am so glad you had such a fullfilling weekend.

I LOVE the shot of their nakee baby bottoms. They are beautiful babies.

utmommy said...

Love the bare bum shots!! Those are always such cute pictures. Sounds like you had a fun weekend.

BTW thanks for your comment about my little kiddies. Your little Liam is quite the looker too!

D said...

Awesome pictures! Those are amazing! I burst out laughing several times= the thought in combo with the pic of them racing down the hallway nude! Too cute! You captured a picture perfect weekend!

braiding mommy said...

love the nude pics - so cute. Thanks for the blogging encouragement!

Katie said...

It is so fun to see cousins together! I'm glad you all had a great time.

Robin said...

Cousins are such a wonderful blessing. I am so glad you got such beautiful pictures and had a nice weekend.

Eli's Mom said...

Love the pics! Especially the one with both of their naked butts peaking into the tub@

beth said...

Oh my goodness look at those baby butts! Looks like a great weekend. Love the romper room bed play.

Nikkie said...

I'm glad that you had such a great birthday! Those pictures are just precious. There is nothing like two babies so close in age who love each other so much!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

What a great birthday weekend - those babies are so adorable together. :) Glad you had a fun time!

Gwen said...

How cute is that? How fun that your son has a cousiin so close to his age! LOVED the picture of them haulin' buns down the hallway!

grandma -dixie said...

What cute pics and nice post... Nothing like family fun time. cousin time is the greatest.

Mona said...

I, too, love the nekkid baby shot. That needs to be framed.

Glass Half Full said...

Beautiful photos!! :) I love the naked butts -- is there anything cuter?

Busy Bee said...

You always know how to put things into words. I'm trying to blog right now and I can't find the words to describe that weekend. Thanks for the fun and for making such a cute cousin for Sierra! Happy 28th!!

Angel Baby said...

Those naked baby shots are super cute! I should make sure to take some of Annabelle... what keep sakes!

Preds Girl said...

How frickin' cute!!!

Ashlee - Xav's Mama said...

I love the nekkid baby bums! They are so cute together.

Nettie said...

I LOVE the nekkid baby race down the hall. If I'd stepped out of one of the rooms along that hall, I seriously would have peed my pants from laughing!