Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Cousin and Weekend Guests

This weekend we were lucky enough to have my sister in law Rachael, her husband Isaac and their little noodle Porter staying at our home Thursday and Friday nights. It was the first time we met cousin Porter and the kids of course adored him. Porter is super smiley and super fast as he crawls around the house.

Rachael and Isaac got to see a bit of the crazy that is life around here as Friday I had to work from 7:-5:30, we took a field trip to the zoo which ended with a trip to insta-care to glue up a head, Porter became sick in the afternoon and I had to run out the door as soon as I was done work to go to Max's track meet in the freezing rain from 5:30-9:30 when I finally told his coach that we could not stay any longer as Max was being picking up Saturday morning at 7:30 for Math Masters.

My in-laws came into town Friday night and had just arrived at our house when I came home from the track. We were able to spend some time catching up and visiting with them on Friday night and part of the day on Saturday though we were all running in five different directions on Saturday and Porter was still sick and he was not the only one feeling under the weather. The kids love spending time with Grandma and Grandpa Erickson. Grandpa played games with all of the kids and Calvin introduce him to the Wii. Grandma brought Sophie ruffles and bugs - two of her favorite things.

On Sunday we drove over to see another new cousin being blessed. Baby Cameron is another new Erickson boy cousin for my kids and they were able to meet him for a few minutes after the blessing. We spent the afternoon at track in the snow (brrrrrrrr - I caught a nasty cold and Calvin cried) and the evening hosting a dinner party for friends in the ward.

On Monday night we had one more chance to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa Erickson before they left town on Tuesday morning for the long drive back to New York. They took us to one of their favorite restaurants (the beet salad is delicious) and it was just a nice evening with them.

It was so nice to see our Erickson family again and to catch up a little bit with Rachael and Isaac and meet cousin Porter. In the perfect world, we would live closer to all of our family! Thank you for coming and for all of the love you show to me and my children.

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