Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trip to NY : Sat Sept. 12th

So Saturday was definitely was the day where we probably had the most fun. The girls did some more shopping. : ) My best friend Tiffany and her husband Creed and their daughter, Maddie, came over which was so fun! We also decided to sort of celebrate my little brothers' birthday since we were in town. So most of us went and played laser tag while my mom and aunt watched Max, Addie and Dean. We had soooo much fun! The first game we played everyone was by themselves, cut throat. The next game we played with teams. It was my family, minus Scott who played on the other team to even it out, versus a bunch of kids who were between the ages of probably 8 and 12...haha And maybe we got a little competitive, but hey, we wanted to win...and we did! haha We also had a blast playing together in the arcade. When we got home we had cake, we ate REAL NY PIZZA and WINGS!!, the boys opened a few presents and then we just hung out before heading to bed.

Creed and Max

me and my BFF...

He's basically her dad too.

I think this was right after the time that Maddie was sitting on our dog, Lexi, and Lexi stood up and Maddie fell and then cried...but skittles made everything better. : )

Max and his JaJa

This may be my favorite picture ever! This weekend was the first time my dad got to meet his grandson, Max. He didn't get in from a business trip until Friday so we were excited when he was finally there. The first time my dad held Max, Max gave him big smiles just like this...and my dad started to cry...which made my mom cry and then my aunt...and well you get the point. It was such a sweet moment. Kind of makes me sad because my dad is such a great grandpa and yet I feel like he hardly gets the chance to be because he's so far away. Sure wish my kids could get to know and love him and my mom the way I do. : ( That's life though, right?

We all had to clap and say "Yay!" to get Maddie to smile for this picture. ha ha

Max and his Uncle Scottie

Max and his pretty Grandma (GaGa is what the grandchildren are going to call her)

Creed and sweet little Maddie

Maddie was being so sweet to Matt.

Auntie Tiff with Max

Max playing with my cousin Jared

I had to put this picture so that everyone could sort of see our competition...the boys in the gray and orange shirts were on the other team...and the rest of their team looked about the same. We had 6 adults on our team...but thee was NO WAY we were going to take it easy on them. It's a good thing too because we barely beat them...they were good! Clearly they've had some practice.

Our team, minus me.

Don't we look tough?

Matt, Uncle Jan, my dad, Matt, me, Jared, Kalin, Nathan and Scott. We were deadly.

We were trying to look tough...but didn't quite pull it off.

It's true love.

Scott, Nate and Kalin...and I just want to say that Kalin, you look so cool. ha ha

The boys playing in the arcade.

Me and Kalin

One of the few pics of Nathan that I have.

We were trying to get a good pic...it didn't really work out.

I'm laughing because my dad was squatting down so all of our heads would fit and he was so low that we ended up having to bed over and then he was trying to position the camera so he wouldn't have a double chin...it was really funny...and we forgot the flash both times.

Both Matts playing some hunting game....you'd think they would have had enough after all the time they spent on the wii playing my brothers' hunting game. Guess Matt wanted to get his fill since we'll NEVER own a video game system! : )

My dad and Uncle Jan's turn!

I played DDR with Nathan...and lets just say I'm not very good...and that's probably an overstatement. I'm pretty sure I embarrassed myself.

Nathan and Jared blowing

We had a competition with everyone to see who could get the high score in basketball. I think my Uncle Jan actually got the highest score, 77.

The boys blowing out candles

Nate and his Vulcan

Scottie with his Vulcan

Me and Matt and Kalin and Matt got the boys the biggest baddest, sweetest Nerf guns every made! The Vulcan! It came with a tripod and shoots out the little dart things like a machine gun...it needs batteries. You know a Nerf gun is a big deal if it needs batteries.

My momma putting Max to sleep

So sweet

Trip to NY: Friday Sept.11th

My Aunt Annie and Uncle Jan got in to their hotel at midnight on Thursday so they came over on Friday morning. We're sooo glad they got to be a part of the special weekend. And what made it even better is that they brought some Donald's Donuts from Zanesville, and anyone who's had them knows that they're the best donuts IN THE WORLD! So needless to say...I had about 4. We had so much fun just talking and spending time together. Matt played HORSE in the front with my little brothers and then all the guys played some football in the back and had a great time. All the girls went shopping and the out to a late dinner while the guys watched sports and then went out to dinner as well. It was a fun filled day for sure! Just LOVE being with my family! : )

My Aunt Annie holding Max for the first time.

Max, fast asleep in his JaJa's (grandpa in Polish) arms.

The boys playing football in the backyard

They were in the middle of talking and I yelled for them to look over for a picture

They must have been talking about some really sweet plays to use in the game. ha ha

Even Dean tried to play

My sister brought her bumbo and Max loved sitting in it...so we'll have to get one for him.

Aunt Annie playing with Max. He was giving her HUGE smiles and every time I'd take a picture of it they turned out blurry....sad.

Enjoying the bumbo

Uncle Scottie hangin' with his nephews...they love him. I feel bad that I don't have any pictures of Nathan with Max.