Last weekend, my brother, Kevin and his family, came up to visit. We were SOOOOOOOOOO excited to have them!!! They just recently moved from Indiana back to Utah. We rarely got to see them while they lived so far away. In fact, it had been almost two years since my kids had seen Kev's kids. It was quite the reunion!
I love, love, love the way that Austin and Daniel (who's Austin's age) talked and played. The first night they were here, we let them sleep together on the piano room floor. While the adults stayed up frosting and decorating cupcakes, I could hear Austin and Daniel whispering to each other for hours. I so wish I could have gotten pictures of the two of them.
Aubree and Emily have a very similar relationship. They too are the same ages and have LOTS of the same interests. On their first night together, they were busy writing notes to each other. It makes me so happy that they get along so well!
We all thought Jake was an absolute HOOT!! That kid is absolutely hilarious to watch, listen to, and talk to. Brooks thought he and Ben were lots of fun and he fits right in with the two of them with their interests in balls, trucks, and being tough.
Saturday was Daniel's birthday. We started the morning off with his birthday breakfast of buttermilk pancakes, bacon, and sausage. It was quite the feast. Then that afternoon, we all loaded up and went to Fat Cats to do some bowling and have some pizza for lunch.
Talk about a BLAST!! We had so much fun!!! It was the first time we had taken any of our kids bowling and they absolutely loved it, especially with cousins!
This is Daniel. Look at that form!
Later that day, Kasi decorated a cool lightning bolt cake and we all had cake, ice cream, and opened presents.
We finished off the great day watching Tangled. What a treat for my family who's never seen it.
Sunday we hung out and went to church. After church, Aubree and I ended up with the stomach flu so Kev and his family headed out Monday morning, back for Utah.
Even though the trip was cut a little short, we sure loved having them come to visit. I'm so excited that they live so much closer to us now. We're already planning a trip down to Utah to visit them for Daniel's baptism. YAY!!