Sunday, April 4, 2010

cousin cousin, who's got a cousin?

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.
But it seems like only Axel was the one who got any zzz's :)

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!


Kory said...

Story sleeps in the same position that Celeste does!

Jess~ca said...

Wow you have definitley been busy! I have been watching my sister Bethany's kids (5 of them) since yesterday morning AND I am SO EXHAUSTED... I don't know how my sister does it every day, I guess that is why they come one at a time!

Shane will be one in a couple of months... it's kind of freaking me out, WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE????

Cleaning and Dusting can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up, I've learned to my sorrow, so hush little cobwebs, dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep....

KaSs MiLeS said...

thanks kory. she also pants like her too.
Story does love axel, because he is so sweet. I am surprised she doesn't smack him more, she is usually not very nice to little kids, but she doesn't seem to mind axel. They are good buddies and you are so amazing to take care of her on thursdays for me. I know that she has fun over there! Ashdon and Axel are so cute together. i love it. cute boys!

Shauna said...

Why is it that boys like barbies more than the girls?

rain said...

That's so cute of Story...Amy, you had a very busy spring break! I was totally lazy...and so were Jeff and Riley and Cole and Syd. A lot of trampoline time and sleep. Axel is SO cute with his Barbie! Cole loved Barbie, too. ;)
So many cousins! I think just by being an Anderson, he has that base covered--but who is "Aunt D"?

Kyle said...

I really love that picture of all of his cousins. Big families make me feel all glad inside.

Shanna said...

That's so fun! I can't believe how quickly they're all growing up. It was fun to see a picture of them all together.

Ashley said...

Holy Crap i can't believe how old all of david's kids are i haven't seen them in years and they are all so grown up!
Tons of cute pictures looks like its been a crazy month, sometimes those are the best though!

Jessie Eyre said...

Axel is totally the cutest of them all! :)

I love cousins! I'm still close to most of mine! I'm really hoping that my kids will love THEIR cousins as much, too!