Friday, July 18, 2014

Annette's Visit 2014

My sister Annette visited from New York for two weeks. Her husband Joseph could only take a week off of work so Annette and the kids drove here by themselves and then her husband flew here the next week. We didn't do anything super exciting during the week Annette and the kids were here by themselves, but that seemed to be okay with everyone especially since they went on several adventures with Joseph once he arrived.

It was pretty warm the first week they were here, so the kids splashed around in the two dollar wading pool that Annette and then fiancée Joseph bought for my sister Sharon's kids like 10 years ago (one of the best two dollar purchases ever!).
We celebrated Rebecah's half birthday on July 7 since she has a January birthday and they only visit in the summer. We had a birthday treat and my mom and I each gave her a little gift. (A streamer to use when she dances from my mom and the Frozen Little Golden book from me.)
We got ice cream cones at Bob's Drive-In one afternoon. It was pretty warm and the cold ice cream really hit the spot. I love their ice cream because it's so creamy and smooth.
I thought this picture was funny. Even though Kimball had his own ice cream cone, he was caught eyeing Rebecah's. ;)
Chandra also went to get ice cream with us, but she was behind the camera (as usual) since she is usually the one that takes most of my pictures for me.
I sure love these cuties!
Kimball will turn seven at the end of August, so we celebrated his birthday as well.
Nothing like a little sister to help you blow out your birthday candles. :)

My mom gave Kimball a Lego Hero Factory guy and I gave him the Snakes and Reptiles Magic Treehouse fact tracker book.
My sister Chandra is a wiz with hair and has a natural talent for braiding hair (she makes it look easy!). One of the things my nieces always look forward when they visit is having Aunt Chan do their hair. Rebecah told Chandra she wanted a braid like Elsa from Frozen. I think Chandra did a pretty good job if I do say so myself. I love the color of Rebecah's strawberry blond hair:
The next day Chan did another cute hairstyle:
Unfortunately I didn't get a picture with the entire family, but I did get a picture with Annette (and another with Rebecah):
I gave Annette her baby gift while she was here. I knew I wanted to buy Annette a Willow Tree family ever since I found out she was pregnant. For Mother's Day her husband bought her Willow Tree twins which kind of stole my thunder a little bit, but that's okay. I completed the family with a mom/dad figure and a brother and sister figure to represent Kimball and Rebecah. I think they look precious all together:
Annette kept saying that she felt huge, but the picture above shows how fantastic she looks for being 25 weeks pregnant with twins!! 

Annette and her family left this morning to head back to Syracuse. We had a wonderful two weeks together and I'm glad Annette was willing to drive out with the kids by herself so that we could have an extra long visit. Things will be much different next year when they come since they will have gone from two kids to four! It will sure be exciting to meet the twins (who will be about 8 months old) in person.


Julie said...

Great way to celebrate Kimball & Rebecah's birthdays.:)

Chandra did a great job on Rebecah's hair.

Paddling pools are great on a hot day.

I noticed that you've got DVDs of Little House on The Prairie - me too. I love it & watch an episode every weekend.

I love the picture of Kimball looking at Rebecah's ice cream. Lol.:)

Was Kimball name after Spencer W.Kimball?

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