Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The one with 489 popsicles (Part 1)

Oh what fun we had in Boise! 2 1/2 weeks was just the right amount of time I think. We didn't get sick of being there, but we were still excited to get home. I took a ton of pictures, but could have taken a ton more. We just were having too much fun to think about getting the camera out! Prepare for picture overload. Videos will be coming in the next post.

Savannah LOVED Dallas! And he was so sweet with her.

My handsome brother and his beautiful wife! They had a hot date at the National Guard ball. I had fun helping Cassie get ready. So fun!

The kids literally watched TV only 5 times the whole time we were there, and it was only when they needed to rest for a bit from all the hard playing they were doing!

"I'm number 1!" Dad's favorite trick. :)

These two were so funny together. Savannah, about to go in for the "kill." (the other baby is my good friend, Melissa's baby. They are about 1 month apart)

"Got 'er!!"
"Two water bottles?!"
"I'll take that!"

Eager to get started on the 1st Easter egg hunt of the day. It was FREEZING!!! With cousin Zander. He and Troy had a blast, and got into all kinds of shenanigans together.

Troy was a "little" disappointed with the quantity he got. Brooklyn saved the day and offered him several of her eggs. What a gem she is!!

At the 2nd Easter egg hunt of the day. Troy is a bit happier about the amount of eggs he got. This Easter egg hunt had 9,000 eggs!!!!!

Cousin this picture! She had her big brother helping her, and she made out like a bandit!!

Coloring Easter eggs with the cousins. Fun times. We thought they'd be out there a while, but 5 minutes later, they were done! lol

She took this very seriously.

As did Troy. :)

With cousin Elena. They were such buddies!!


And in true "Easter bunny" fashion, I filled these around midnight, but forgot a couple things. Luckily, the forgotten loot made it in the baskets before morning.

Attempting to get a family Easter picture after church. Minus Daddy, of course.

Well at least I have one picture of them all looking at the camera right?!

Attempted picture with all the Paternoster cousins...after the big Easter egg hunt. So fun!

There are no words. Love her

Those eyelashes!

Ha ha mom!! I got the camera!!


Why yes Troy, you can have popsicle #489! We're on vacation!!

Poor Savannah only got a little taste. But she was determined!!

Thus concludes Part 1 of our vacation. Popsicles were consumed by the dozens (you think I'm kidding...I'm not! Dad restocked those puppies 4 times while we were there, and he doesn't get 1 skimpy bag when he restocks!), Easter eggs were hunted, cousins were played with until way past bedtime, and Mommy enjoyed books, conversations with family, visits with long-lost friends, and too many yummy treats that are not part of her diet. Fun times were had. Stay tuned for Part 2.


Lori said...

Yay for pictures! I'm glad you all had such a good time. We sure missed you here!

Nicole said...

Looks like a blast! Love those pictures of Savanah and that other little one along with your comments underneath. I was laughing. She's such a cutie!

banananutmeg said...

looks like fun! I love visits "home" and always have a blast with my sisters...and hardly see my children at all because they are busy tearing it up with their cousins!

Brittany said...

Darling pictures!! Looks like u guys had an awesome time! I can totally relate- visiting family is the best vacations! :) can't wait to see more...!

aubrey petersen said...

how fun! i love all these pictures. so precious to have time with cousins and family.

was the weather warm enough for popsicles? i can't even imagine that right now. ha.