Axel, that's who! And LOTS of them. And it seems like lately we have been surrounded by lots and lots of cousins who just ADORE him!
Here are some of the pictures from the past few weeks!
Walk with Maddy, Nicolas and Story. In an attempt to get Story to sleep while I tended her at my sisters house while my kitchen was all torn up, we went on a walk around the neighborhood.
Later that day however while playing, Axel was enjoying his barbie doll. (this kid LOVES hair)
I noticed story lay down on the carpet, then a few minutes later she was still there so I took a peek and she was OUT! It was really cute. Kassie showed up like 5 minutes later. Perfect timing right? Isn't that how it always is?Ashdon and Axel's favorite "Aunt D" came for lunch all the way from San Fransisco. We made noodles and tomato sauce and had strawberry shortcake cupcakes for dessert.
I love that these boys are starting to play with each other. Ashley and I have been trying to be better about taking pictures of them together because we forgot like the first 5 months or so to do so whenever we got together.
Both the boys loved visiting with their Aunt D but I think their mommas loved it more :)
SPRING BREAK! During spring break my brother David's family came to town.
Aislynn, Maddy, Nicolas, Jacob, Hinkley and Adric came and played ALL week with us. We did fun things like paper clay animals/monsters, lunches at the Park, walks, played on the neighbors swing set, and blew bubbles. (Yes it was a very tiring week, but also a really fun one for all the kids, the mommy's were all a little worn out by the end.)
ALL THE COUSINS, except cute baby "LLLLiam" (that's how his older brother says it and it makes me laugh every time) got together for Aislynn's big 10th birthday! We haven't had all the kids together in a picture for a very long time. It was VERY challenging, and as you can see sort of chaotic, but I love it. And I can't believe how big all these kids are. My oldest Nephew turns 16 this fall, and I am still in shock, because it feels like yesterday that he was Axel's age.
I also read this quote at the start of this week, and I think it was HF way of preparing me for the week. "Today they are small, tomorrow they'll be grown, so enjoy today a little more, because tomorrow they'll be gone" Something like that. HOW TRUE THAT IS!
And at the end of the week this little guy got to FINALLY come home! Welcome home baby LLLLIAM!