Friday, May 7, 2010

St. George 2010

Every Martin Luther King weekend we meet some of our favorite people in St. George for a long weekend. I always feel guilty because we only have to drive for 2 hours to get there and they have to drive for 5. Unfortunately there is no better "middle" to meet in. Plus we are able to use a family house so we don't have to get hotel rooms. It works out really well.

We have a few traditions that have developed over the last 4 years. Amy and I always get a day to go shopping, we always get a babysitter and drive to Mesquite one night for a crab leg buffet, and we play as many games as we can fit it. Funny enough, as the kids get older it's harder to get enough distraction free time to play, so we end up staying up all hours of the night playing Mexican Train, Blokus or Settler's of Catan. We LOVE to play games with these guys. We will forever be in their debt for introducing us to Settler's, it has become our favorite game to play.

We actually got a group shot this year....of course we had to pick THIS year, when I was 7 months pregnant, to finally get said group shot. Go figure.......

Madison and Adi are the only girls between the two of us (well, now there is Presley too, but at the time there were just the 2) and they had so much fun playing together this year. They are a few years apart but ended up doing really well together. Other than playing with Adi's Barbies their favorite activity of the trip was playing "Airplane" in the golf cart at the house. It was hilarious, but we didn't mind a bit. We took the battery out so they couldn't go anywhere and they played to their hearts content. Amy and I got such a kick out of their game that we snapped a bunch of pictures while they played.

Amy and I both had little boys in November of 2007, we were actually due the same week but Amy ended up having Davis a few weeks earlier than I had Hunter. It's always fun to see how similar/different they are since they are so close in age. Here is a picture of Bennett, their oldest boy, Madison, Hunter and Davis. Bennett is so helpful when we all get together, it makes it a ton easier on us parents.

Carson, their second boy, doesn't like his picture taken so I snapped one when he wasn't paying attention. He played really well with the younger kids too. Madison gets a kick out of playing the older boys and being introduced to the games that they play since most of her boy friends are her age or younger.

Here are our two little guys. They have grown up so much over the last year. I was a little worried about how Hunter would do with another kid his age, but he was nicer than I thought he would be.

We can't wait until next year! When we were leaving Bennett said to all of us that he wishes that we could get together like this more often. I think so too. If only we lived closer to each other.....

1 comment:

Famous Amos said...

Oh I wish I was in St. George right now with you guys! It is always such a blast. I wish we lived closer too (-: Next year my boys are getting hair cuts the week before we come so they don't look like such rug rats! Such a fun post. We are counting down to January!!!!