Luckily my mom wanted the girls today so I have time to do an epic blog post--enjoy! (And a few of these are from Megan's camera, so we both take credit for the wealth of photos...although I think Megan was shocked when she saw that I had taken like 400 pictures by mid day ---I think the grand total was over 600 :-)
|We did a cousin photoshoot of course---more from that to come :-)|
|Cousin Ryan looks a little love drunk ;-)|
|Playing catch together!|
And while this wonderful cousin bonding was taking place, Miss Brielle and cousin Ryan had very different opinions of eachother!
|One of them would start crying and then it would scare the other and then that one would start crying too haha|
|Like I was saying, he totally loves me :-P|
|The horse has a removable horse blanket with designs to color, but you can also color right on the horse. The doll has a removable dress. You can color "makeup" on them hehe.|
|Thanks Aunt Megan!! (And Uncle Shawn and Ryan :-)|
|"Seriously mom---heard of shaken baby syndrome?" :-P|
Oh, we also hung out with "the deer" ....the deer who overlooks Grandma and Grandpa's living room is somewhat a member of the family. Raya never liked him much, even as a baby...
....she's still not a fan...
Ryan also isn't so sure about the deer...
...and then there is Miss Brielle---Daddy's girl. She's LOVED the deer and insisted that I hold her up to it no less than 20 times yesterday haha
Our attempt at a "family picture" with the deer got a little crazy. Raya wanted down, Ryan looked like he was being sacrificed or something, and Brielle couldn't figure out what the heck everyone else was doing up there with her LOL. Love it :-)
Let's take a quick break to look at cute pictures of cousin Ryan, shall we?
|Sorry Ryan, but your crying face was too cute not to take a picture of ;-)|
|He just needed some cuddles with mama|
|"Hi Everyone, the tractor is awesome!"|
|I did a lot of this "sepia" color on the farm pictures---it seems very farm-like to me LOL|
I think sometime when Brielle is slightly older and more cooperative I might have to bring the girls to the farm for photos--dress them up in little cowgirl hats and boots ;-)
And inside the barn....
|Oh no, what happened? Did she fall?!?! Was she attacked?! Nope...just caught a glimpse of a cow :-P|
|I'm just going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing she's *not* a farm girl :-P|
|"Mama, there is dirt and stinky animals at this place...."|
|Looking at the bull...she wanted right up by the fence|
It's so fun to see how different sisters can be! I love both their little personalities :-)
|It was really sunny (and hot!) so we got lots of squinty eyes in the famr pictures|
|She has the most perfect face! :-)|
|I love this one :-)|
Had to get some very "farmy" pictures ....farmy is totally a real word :-P
Here's the farmhouse---Lee's childhood home
|I love this one too|
|Seeing cows with Grandpa...Raya didn't scream this time|
|Brielle is at that age where she is very unsure of people other than mommy and daddy|
|But she still went for a walk with Grandpa!|
|Grandpa had two sons...I wonder what he thinks of all the girl power on his farm now?!|
|I'm guessing he doesn't mind :-)|
After all that hard work on the farm it was time to come in for a nice refreshing beverage!
|He's cheek-tastic :-)|
|He just went for it---what a stud! :-)|
|I want it so bad!!!|
|She suddenly just threw legos at me!|
|trying to sit up|
|Brielle is thinking "I don't exactly know what's going on, but I already sense it's going to suck" :-P|
|Raya was thinking "could someone please come take care of this crying kid?!"|
|She had her hands full trying to wrangle the two little ones, but she did a good job!|
|Are we done yet?|
|Yeah, really, are we done yet?|
|She was trying to comfort him...even though it looks like she's trying to tear his head off lol|
|It's ok cousin Ryan!|
We also attempted a family photo
|It was so insanely hot that my hair is looking kinda sad though haha|
So funny story, when we got to IL yesterday and walked in the house I saw Megan the exact blue stripe shirt that I almost wore haha...I told her we were so close to being twins !! We laughed about how we could have gotten a picture of us wearing the same shirt....and the noticed that our husbands *had* actually dressed like twins! They had both worn camo shorts and gray tshirts LOL. Too funny! So then Megan said she had another stripe shirt in a different color that I could borrow, so I put it on and we got matchy matchy couple pictures :-)
We're getting close to the end of my pictures...hold on! :-)
Here are some cute pictures with Grandma...
|When taking this photo I heard Grandpa in the background saying "no Raya, don't do that! It doesn't look natural!" haha...it's a lost cause Larry, I've tried :-P|
|At least the "sweet smile" Sawyer taught her is a little better|
|We wore Ryan out!!|
It's nice when the whole family can get together!