Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Lovell's Come For a Visit

My brother Steve and his fam came up for a visit. It was so much fun spending time with them and letting all of the kids run wild. Like this picture below, for example. The kids were picking apples like crazy, taking bites and leaving half eaten (or barely eaten) apples all over the place. BUT, it kept them entertained and that's all that matters, right?
These two little one's found something exciting under the deck table...spiders and webs maybe? All I know is we found them there on many different occasions. 
Warming up in a nice tub after a dip in the pool.

Ivy loved spending time with the cousins.
Ada found more courage putting her face in the water when she wore goggles.
We spent two days in the Bay Area. One day in Monterrey and the other in San Francisco. So much fun!

It was such a beautiful day at the beach. It started off cold, but after a couple of hours, the wind died down a bit and the sun was warm. 
My brother braved the cold and took his boys and Anna out on the Boogie Board. Lisa and I were kicking ourselves by the end of the day that we didn't bring our swimsuits because the boogie boarding looked like so much fun.

Saigey and Lukey watching the waves
We spent the night at my sisters and bro in laws after our fun day at the beach and took our time getting ready for our fun-filled day in San Fran (which I didn't get any pictures of).
My S-I-L had a really cute outfit for Saigey that she bought on sale so I copied her and got one for both of my girls. This picture was taken Sunday morning just before church. Steve's fam was getting ready to leave and we were just about to go to church. I was trying to get a normal picture of Ada but she was more interested in what Saigey was doing so I got a half-interested smile. Oh well!
I have noticed that Ada has picked up some things from her cousins. She spent a lot of time in the car with them (She drove out to the Bay Area with Steve's family) and I guess their kids don't travel well in the car and ask pretty frequently "when will we get there?". Ada asks me all the time now. It is so funny because we will just be driving down the street to get somewhere and Ada will ask me how much longer. Ha. She is also adding the word, "like" to a lot of her sentences. For ex: "Mom, like, I am going to jump off of the rock and put my face in the water."
We can't wait for the next time! So much fun!


JazznJenna said...

I'm so happy to see the cousins getting together! I know it's especially fun for the grown-ups. I'm glad you had a nice visit with Steve and Lisa : ).

Lovell Family said...

we had so much fun! I wished we all lived closer. yes, on our way to san fran, my kids must have asked every 5 minutes, "How many more minutes?" Ada looks so cute in her outfit....too bad we didn't get all the girls dressed up in their matching clothes!

Emily Foley said...

It must be so nice to live in a place that people actually want to visit. I don't think that will ever happen here. :) I love all your pictures, what a great trip!