Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend in Lynden

This weekend we took a trip up to Lynden to see my best friends from college and go to a baby shower for my friend Courtney. We left Friday after I got off work and arrived in Lynden just before 10 PM. It is a long trip, but always so worth it to see all my best girls! Julie and Chris were so nice to host all of us (5 couples and 8 kids - all age 3 or younger and all boys) at their house. Our families are all growing so much these days that Courtney had to bring her parent's motorhome over so that we had more places for people to sleep. Our time together these days is pretty low key - a lot of taking care of kids, feeding babies and sitting around chatting - but it is so nice to be able to catch up with each other since we are all spread out around the state. The husbands/dads always enjoy getting together as well and spend a lot of time drinking beer and playing poker :-)

It seems like every time we get together (which is only about 3-4 times a year) there are new babies to meet or someone is pregnant. This weekend was the first time that all my friends (except Jess) got to meet Luca and also the first time that most of us got to meet Kyler and Gavin as well. All three boys were born within a month of each other - Luca was born in between Kyler and Gavin. It will be so much fun (and probably a little crazy) when all 3 boys get older and can really play with each other. I am sure Jax will be right in the mix too since he is just a few months older than the other 3.

We had a great weekend with great friends! As usual, it went way to fast and we are already planning and looking forward to the next time we can all get together.

Mommies feeding their babies.

Gavin (born 11/18/09) and Kyler (born 10/17/09). Gavin has bright red hair just like his mama!

Wyatt & Colt

Carolyn & Jax (7 1/2 months)

Luca hanging out with dad in the morning.

Pretty much what the boys did all weekend :-)

Showing the little guys how it's done.

Me, hanging out with Luca (in the bouncy seat) and Jax.

All the older boys playing outside.

Courtney, the cutest mama-to-be!

All the Price boys - Crew, Brody & Kyler.

Courtney's Baby Shower

The main reason for our trip to Lynden this weekend (other than to see all our great friends) was so that I could go to Courtney's baby shower. Julie and Kassi put on a great shower with lots of fun people and fabulous food!

Carolyn, Me & Luca, Jess & Gavin, Julie, and Courtney (with Carolyn's baby, Jax)
Me & Luca and Jess & Gavin

Love this little man!

Courtney, Tracey and Julie's baby, Kyler

Jess and a sleepy baby Gavin

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Random Pics

So, I know I have been absolutely terrible about keeping up with the blog. I still have a lot of back posts to catch up on, but I thought I would at least post a bunch of random pictures from over the last couple months. I do have a little bit of an excuse for not posting pictures lately - we were unable to find the charger to our camera for almost a month and the battery was dead, so the only way we could take pictures was with our phones. Some of these pics were taken with my iPhone, so that is why they are a little larger. If you want to see more of the most current Luca pictures, those of you on Facebook can check Tony's page because he is pretty good about adding the latest pictures of our little man. Enjoy!

Alli snuggling up to Luca. A rare moment when they are both awake and happy :-)

I just love his face!

This is the face he makes when he "talks" to us.

Sporting the Jordan's and basketball shorts that he got for Christmas. He is ready to play for the "skins" team :-)

Smiling at his dad.

First time in the Bumbo seat. He was still a little wobbly so we put a bunch of pillows behind him. He is watching football with dad.

Sweet smile.

Half smile.

He is just so darn cute!

Sleeping in the Boppy.

All dressed up in his Basketball sweatsuit from GE and his new Jordan's. It also looks like he is flashing gang signs :-)

I just love him!

Smiley man!

Trying on his new baseball cap. It's still a little big!

All clean after a nice bath.

Nice in warm in his fleece football outfit and sporting a faux-hawk.

Wide awake!

Sleeping in his swing with one eye open. He doesn't want to miss anything :-)