Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Good times

A few weeks ago, Kevin's brother Mike, Mike's wife Rachel, and their daughter Aubrey came and spent a couple of days with us. About a year ago they moved from Orange County to Colorado, and we haven't seen them in several months. It was so fun to get to hang out and catch up! Aubrey has grown so much over the last year, and it was funny having four kids running around the house.

Anyway, here are some pictures from their visit. (Above from left to right is Kevin holding Anna, me holding Yosef, Mike holding Biniam, and Rachel with Aubrey. Whew, that's eight people!)
Us eating dinner. Check out the four kids lined up in their highchairs!
Anna, Biniam, Yosef and cousin Aubrey eating cheerios off the table. (Poor Aubrey was continually having to share her snacks!)

And here is the token "outtake." Right as the camera was about to take the picture, Yosef took the toy in his hand and smacked Kevin right in the face! Look at the face Kevin's making! And look at the expression on my face! Ha, ha, ha!


5KidMom said...

Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

We just got back from visiting family in Colorado. It always fun to visit, but I was happy to get home too. 8^)

Jeannett Gibson said...

Too funny! Good to see that those pesky white folding chairs held up okay for your "other" visitors!

Brianna Heldt said...

5kidmom, I agree, nothing's like getting home after being away for awhile. What part of Colorado did you visit?

Yes Jeannett, apparently it's just Andy that the chairs don't like...maybe the chairs are Democrats? :)

Shana said...

I love the last picture! I am still laughing out loud at it!

Andy Gibson said...

Hey, speaking of democrats (and flaming conservatives for that matter)...you didn't invite my chair breaking butt over to meet your brother (in-law)? We have the same political mind for goodness sake! Oh wait, that's why...you didn't want a political discussion to ruin the fun, right?

Glad you guys had fun, looks like you did.

5KidMom said...

We stayed just a little above the city in our RV in Golden, but we were visiting family in Littleton. I grew up there. I miss it sometimes, but not when it's time to bundle up little ones and drive in the snow. You really can't beat California when it comes to Winter convenience. 8^)

Anonymous said...

I'm watching your family grow through your blogging. Don't stop. I enjoy the pictures. The kids are darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In Texas

Rachel said...

Thanks for including the one of Kevin getting taken out. That was hillarious.

I'm not a big fan of bundling little ones and driving around in the snow either. I currently have a no for fun errand rule for snowy days. It just isn't worth the risk. I crashed cars in California without snow (of course the traffic had a lot to do with that). I would assume that I can easily make it to the grocery store (2 miles away) without incident, but that is where Mike totaled our car on move in day. Luckily, the snow is here and gone in a snap, so it doesn't really impede my life.

Brianna Heldt said...

Andy, I know, I guess you and Mike will have to attend the Santa Maria Ultra-Ultra-Ultra-Conservative Republican Convention another time. Maybe when you do you can bring your elephant napkins!

Michael said...

I missed this post earlier when you made it. My bad. Very nice pics and yes, the best is my nephew hitting my brother right in the face. Maybe he should play football or something. Andy, we'll have to hook up next time out. :) You have the elephant napkins too?



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