Monday, October 22, 2007

What a FABULOUS week!

We had one incredible past week! My parents came down to visit Lance! My mom, JoJo, came in last Sunday for 8 days. She was so much fun!!! She LOVES Lance and is sooooo adorable with him. She plays with Lance all day long. Lance's favorite was when she would sing to him. She is the nursery leader of her ward, so she is a champ when it comes to kid songs and actions. Lance's eyes would never leave her. She was also so sweet to Spence and I - spoiling us with amazing food, groceries, gas, clothes, and time. She would tend Lance and encouraged Spence and I to do whatever we wanted - we were able to try out a lot of fun workout classes at our gym and go to a Thunderbird fundraising party. Thanks mom - you are the best!



On Friday night we went to the Thunderbird NAWMB party (Women's association fundraiser). Here is the gang, we have met a ton of awesome people down here! I am kinda like the student third wheel, since a lot of Speen's closest friends are single, but I still have a blast!



Here is a pic of Spence and I with some of our loot! They had tons of fun games to play at this party. Spence was one of the only people to win at this tic tac toe bottle game - he ended up cleaning them out of prizes, he won 5 Thunderbird t-shirts, 3 notebooks, some pens, treats, and a few Thunderbird bags. My parents went home with a plethora of Thunderbird gifts! I even won a bag playing the coke/pepsi/rc cola challenge... and I don't even drink pop!



On Saturday morning my dad came into town for a couple of days. He is also ADORABLE with Lance. (*Note the shorts Lance is wearing in this picture are mini NIKE workout shorts - how adorable is that!?!)



Doesn't Lance have some CUTE grandparents! He loves Poppy and JoJo. He is also excited that Mimi and Papa will be down to see him for Thanksgiving.



Saturday night we went to the PHOENIX FAIR!!! The funnest part was that Lance stayed awake 85% of the time! From this picture you can tell that he had a blast. What a trooper!



We showed him the animals. He and Poppy especially loved the Budweiser Clydesdale Horses. They were enormous and beautiful too!



Lance especially liked cuddling up to Poppy!



Another nice thing about living in AZ (I just keep loving it more and more and more) - is that we have a hiking park just down the street from our house. We were planning to take Lance on a hike yesterday, but when we got there the wind was blowing pretty hard and so Spence took him home and I just went on the hike with my parents.



Here is a pic of the hiking divas!



Thanks mom and dad for coming. We had an absolute blast with you guys and can't wait to see you at Christmas!

16 comments:

The Brown Team said...

Wow- you look amazing Katie!!! (on that hike pic with your mom!!!) Also I love the fam. pic with Lances Sunglasses. It's awesome spencer got the hold out his arm and take a picture with the 3 of you. It looks like you had tons of fun with your parents. love you kelli ps I updated my blog...ya I was supost to get all my bills payed as spent the whole nap time doing my blog.

Vic and Lindsay said...

How freaking cute are your parents!!! We are so lucky to have such nice parents that help us out sooo much! I can't believe how buff you are...what the heck?? That is not fair. You are such a darling family. Love you guys. Lance is getting way too big.:(

Natalie said...

Your parents are so great! Sounds like you had a fabulous time and it was probably nice to get a little of "you and spencer time".

AND, i totally know Dale...the kid you are sitting next to in the picture at the Thunderbird party. He was in my ward up here before he went down there for school. I think he is in a few of my pictures from my cinco de mayo post back in May. Small world!

Nicole said...

such cute pictures--your parents are darling. remember how everyone was scared of your dad in high school? kind of hard to believe when you see a picture of him holding little lance! haha.

The Fox Family said...

Looks like you guys are having so much fun in Phoenix! We took Kate to see those budweiser clydesdales in Cali and she LOVED them too! So to answer your ?, yah Tanna and i married brothers! It's crazy, but it's turned out to be pretty fun too, sharing in-laws and everything. p.s. Lance is so adorable!

The District Girls said...

Ahh I love your family!

Josh, Abbie and Tienna said...

I'm so glad that your parents came down for a visit - isn't it the best? lance changes so much every time i see him, i can't wait till he and tienna are big enough to actually play together!

Jonna & Eric said...

Grandparents are the best! I am so lucky to have my parents so close! Love it!

C+K said...

katie! My mom just recently filled me in that Loa's gone!! OHHH!! I am sorry- but she lived such a great life... I had no idea that she died- I feel bad about not saying anything sooner. Anyway. she left a legend- my mom adored her!

Fun pics you two. You little sass.

Jen Petty said...

I love the sunglasses picture. Aren't grandparents great? Don't worry, by the time you leave T-bird, you'll have doubled... or tripled the number of t-bird t-shirts. Forget business shirts, just wear those!

Jen and Ty Martin said...

You look so darling Katie! I am so impressed! It sounds like the last little while has been crazy, but I am glad you were able to have your parents in town and that you live in a warm place...those are two major pluses! Lance is adorable too!

Abi said...

way to go on the books! I am so glad you liked them. They are terrific!!!
And what great pictures! I bet it was soooooo good to have your parents there!!

Jason, Sara, & London said...

Oh Thanks for the info! I'm going to look into it. Lance is so cute in the sunglasses! I'm jealous that you will have a warm winter!

Jason, Sara, & London said...

oh and i added you to my list!

Mike and Joy said...

Katie, Katie...where is the Bakers outlet? Please say it's in AZ! The shoes you got are adorable!
Fun to see your mom, I remember at Driggs when you guys would have matching curly hair. SO cute. :)

Stephy said...

Katie!
You are darling. I found you while blog surfing and it is so fun to see your darling fam. You look great! ~Steph (Terry)
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