Monday, July 7, 2008

our week at the farm

There are so many pictures to go through today...are you READY? I tried to consolidate the pictures into daily collages, but some are just too cute and need to be on their own. We had SUCH a fun week. It started off Monday morning when we drove up to Virginia. Lacey and the kids were already up at the farm and so the kids got to play that afternoon. For some reason, the Keigley kids are sort of scared of me...maybe because I'm so big. I tried to stay away from them, but sometimes just couldn't help myself from going up and giving some love- they're just so cute!
We had a good time on Tuesday. Cole, London, Mosely & Bergen had a fun time playing together. The weather was AWESOME. We were outside a lot and went on a walk in the afternoon. Look at these cute wagon babies!
The kids played in the sandbox and definitely needed baths that night. The babies got baths together, then the 2 boys and then the 2 girls. It worked out quite well. Baby Izzy got her first bath on Tuesday as well! Wednesday was another one of those beautiful days. The kids had a picnic lunch while Oma, Papa, Stin & Luke planted trees by the playset and sandbox. Oma got an alphabet foam mat for the kids and they played on it all week. Mosely started putting a foam square over her head and it caught on. The kids also liked taking the edges off and called them their "ninja swords." Cole had a blast with it. (and Beckett liked chewing on the ninja swords too...)
All week long, Lacey & Emma took turns feeding both Piper & Beckett at once. (It was a real time-saver and we think they liked it too.) Piper loved hitting Beck on the head and stealing his cheese. Beckett tried many new foods this week and absolutely loved it! Every night before bed, Cole called Jon to say goodnight. The bottom right pic is of Cole kissing the phone. Cole and Bergen shared a bedroom this week. Every morning they would get up and play so well together. They especially liked drinking their "coffee milk" with papa in the morning.
Jon finally got up to Virginia on Friday. We were so glad to see him! Lots of people arrived at the farm on Friday actually. Abbey and Morgann drove down from New Hampshire and came over to play on Friday. We went on another walk down the pond road with the babies in the backpacks. The girls loved picking flowers, Colton loved playing in the dirt and throwing rocks, I loved running up and down the road, and we all loved looking at the snake that Uncle Kevin found on the side of the road!

Ah, the day we looked forward to all week! Saturday was our family's annual fourth of July party. The party had a bit more of an intimate atmosphere this year and everyone had a great time spending it together.

One of Cole's favorite parts of the day was playing in the ice tub!

It was supposed to rain all day Saturday, but ended up only raining for a bit and then was great weather for dinner outdoors.

Jon & Emma

The guys had a blast playing paintball this year. They played all morning until about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Those paintball guns scare me...but probably not as much as those fireworks they shot off after dark.

Thanks for spending the time & looking at all my photos and reading about our fun week. I'm definitely spending a lot of time catching up on my sleep. Barking at those cows all week can really take it out of you! (Sorry Oma!)


4torock said...

LOVE all the pics- So glad you all had so much fun- the boys are too cute EMMA!! Off to the beach in a few days but will call when get back so maybe we can get up!

ps- I LOVE the "tats"!!

Summer said...

wow... looks like SO MUCH fun!! glad you had a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Look at those guns! haha I had such a blast with you this weekend. We'll get those nose rings eventually. Hope you're having a great week!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun time!

Lacey said...

OH man Emma - I will only direct people to your blog - your pics are great and I love the one of Cole and the ice - I had not seen that one! Hooray for your time to do this. It is so cool that we have so many photos this year!

And Jenga - by the way, Berg says he will "try to like you more next time".

Brent and Abigail said...

the boys are so cute! and growing up so fast. Love the pic of you and jon

Abbey said...

Do you think you can send me the picture of all of us before our walk to the pond?

The John 5 said...

Looks like a fun week! How did you arrange your pictures like that? It looks great, I am not all that computer saavy...
Yeah, we haven't seen you guys in a really long time. I'll e-mail you...