Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Uncle Ryan Came to Play

We were so, so honored that Uncle Ryan came all the way out from Provo to play with us!!
It really was so fun and my kids loved getting to
know him. He left on his mission before
Cooper was born and when he came home we had 2 kids
plus one on the way. We multiply quickly, don't we?
This was the first time he had met Ethan and only the second time to
meet the other 2. He probably got to know us all a little TOO well.
This is why-->

We decided to get out of the house and take a well-needed vacation
to Florida.
Sorry Ryan if you saw our true colors!

Here's the trip in Kodak!

Drive started out pleasant, would it stay that way?

So far, yes. These two sleeping in the
car really is a miracle!

Ryan's first time in Florida, had to document it!

First day at the pool--so far so good!

Still smiling...

Aah! (Ignore the cleavage, the things simply
won't stay put!)

This is why I hesitate going to the beach without Jake.
None of my 3 kids swim!!

Still good, though there was some crying!

Oh no! The drama all begins when Lukey refuses to eat
his lunch. It all goes down hill from there as he screamed for a while
in protest! My rule--you don't eat your lunch you don't eat
anything until dinner. I'm such a mean mom. Oh well, gotta learn that
mom's in charge!:)

Coop's happy because he got to eat all kinds of treats!

Little guy is tuckered out. I love how he sleeps on his tummy while
craddling his blanket.

The next day we went to the beach. I could not believe
how brave Cooper was being. He went in the ocean and loved it!
He even floated by himself in an inner tube. Yes, he was far
enough out to be in the waves. That kid is a fish!
Here's our future Baywatch lifeguard!

I LOVE these pics of Luke. Check out the tummy poking out. That thing
is solid!! For some reason Luke loves
to put his hands down his pants. It's so gross!

Someone call a plumber??

This was after the tide completely soaked our towels. I admit, the
beach was a little miserable. However, Jake and Ryan had a blast
constructing their sand masterpieces!

Aren't the little kids supposed to be building?

We had a TON of fun with Ryan! Come out and play anytime!
We love and miss you!


Amanda said...

Those pictures of Luke with his tummy poking out and his hands down his pants totally remind me of what Jonah look like a lot these days. Why do they like to stick their hands down their pants. Has he gotten anything yet?
Glad you had a nice time at the was a quick trip. The beach itself isn't the best. Lets go the the gulf side of FL sometime.

The Child Family said...

It looks like you guys had a great time!!!! I can't wait to get back out there to see you all. Maybe next year we can come out as a family, if we can pinch our pennies enough :)

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

What a fun time! I'm so glad you guys got to see Ryan and hang out at the beach. I have the same rule with snacks and lunch, so I guess we're both mean mommmies :)

Ryan and Andrea said...

That is hilarious about Luke & his hands-Austin does that sometimes, too. You are so brave to take 3 kids anywhere by yourself! Even though mine are 2+ yrs apart, I try to avoid taking all 3 of them!

Debbie/Mom said...

I'm so jealous!!! I wish I could have been there!!! It looks like you all had a GREAT time...LOVED the pics. Ryan really had a great time. We need to have a family reunion...plan on it..start saving your pennies and nickels and Butch is going to get very rich and we will be able to send you some tickets out here!!!!OR...for all of us to go out there!!! I'm hopefull :)

Chad and Carole said...

Hahaha, the pic of Luke is hilarious! I love that they have no sense of disgusting.