Sunday, September 14, 2008

To Kansas and Back Again

Last weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to drive out to Kansas to visit my oldest brother and be a part his daughter Courtney's baptism. We left at about 5:30 AM and Lexi did great until 7:30 AM. Until we arrived at about 3:30 PM the drive was filled with twenty minute intervals of not crying, but screaming. Luckily we had Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on CD to tune her out with. It was so great to visit with Mike and his adorable family. The kids loved having Lexi around and she loved all of the attention. Mike has a fun filled basement plus he owns some horses. He was nice enough to let Lexi and Nate ride them. I don't really care for horses, honestly because I am afraid of them. The barn we are standing in front of in the picture above is almost over 100 years old!

Courtney and Mike at the baptism

Lexi and Mike on the horse

Lexi and Grandma Downs at the Farm

Lexi petting Frosty, she loved being around the horses

Lexi with Troy and Kenzie

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We had a fun filled weekend. We started by going to some good friends of mine from CSU daughters birthday party. Of course I forgot the camera, so we have no pictures, but it was a lot of fun. It's always fun to see old friends to reminisce and catch up with their lives.
On Monday we went over to Tanya's house and played games and ate wonderful food. The Jenkins family is always so nice to host family functions. Lexi really enjoyed her cousins toys, but most of all her cousin Conner. Anytime he walks by her, her eyes light up and she watches him until he is out of sight. I think in a couple of years Conner is going to have a shadow he won't be able to get rid of.
This is a picture of Lexi with her cousins Riley and Conner about a month ago when we babysat. It looks like a prison photo, but they were having a lot of fun together.