Wednesday, February 20, 2008
We had the opportunity to visit my brother's family in North Carolina about a week ago. We were able to attend my niece, Kaelyn's, baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and also be there for the blessing of my new niece Maia. We stayed in a hotel where Mary Frances favorite thing was the pull out couch which made into a bed. The girls got to hang out with their cousins Kaelyn, Kenton, and Emma and just look at new 1 wk old Maia. They got to swim in the hotel pool, play outside on the swingset, go to a Science Museum in Greensboro, watch the Bee movie, and go to several malls. The girls even got to sleep in the same bed since Sydney would not stay in her port a crib. Sydney and Mary Frances definately had a great time. We were able to see Corbin's cousin Johnna and her daughter Christiana in Durham and it was wonderful to see Justin and Katie and their kids.
Mary Frances seems to alway have several bday parties so of course we had to have one back in Oklahoma with her friends here. She wanted a Littlest Pet Shop party and we decided to do it at Oklahoma Gold Gymnastics. She had Sariah, Rachel, Ellen, Danica, Haley, Brooklyn, Nicole and Sydney as her guests. The kids had such a blast they had no desire to stop for food or cake. Mary Frances had a blast and her favorite thing was the trampoline.
We spent about a week in Colorado visiting family and friends in January. We got to see the Hesters new home, celebrate Mary Frances bday with Grandma Francie at Chuck-e-cheese, go to walking with the dinosaurs and see a few friends. We loved the visit and getting to see family which we hadn't seen in several months. The girls loved playing with their cousins in their beautiful, big home. It was actually nice weather while we were there so no snow to play in but we were glad for the good weather.