Friday, July 22, 2016

Surprise Cousins Visit

Last week we got a surprise visit from Trek's Dad & his brother's wife & kids.  Carolyn & the kids have been visiting Opa & Oma in southern California for the last couple weeks & they thought, "Let's go see Trek & Dani!"  

It was perfect because we didn't have anything planned last weekend so we could just enjoy the time with them.  They came up on Thursday night & stayed until Monday morning.

Friday we just hung out mostly. . . had a picnic at the park, & just played together.  We had night games Friday night on base so the kids got to play in that as well.  My kids have never lived around cousins so it was REALLY fun to have Emery, Ella, & Bridger around for a few days.  After night games we had the teenagers on base come over for some board games until 10 pm.  I love being the party house!

It was SO fun playing with my nieces & little nephew.  We hardly ever get to see them so I enjoyed the time I got to spend with them this weekend.

On Saturday we took them all down to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.  It was insanely busy, but the kids had a blast.  We let them ride one ride (the chose boats) & then just hung out on the beach for a few hours.

The beach was gorgeous.  It wasn't too hot or too cold.  It was just perfect. 

After the beach we took the kids out to their favorite type of food for dinner

We found an IHOP nearby & they were in heaven.  I swear my kids could eat pancakes for every meal & be happy.

On Sunday, Lorien & Cadence made Opa some peanut butter balls.  Those lasted all of 3 minutes before everyone had them devoured.

We also watched Inside Out with everyone since Opa hadn't seen it yet.

It was SO sweet watching the cousins cuddle during the movie.  Ella just loved Bladen.  It was darling how she would cuddle him.

On Monday, the girls did a "spa day" in the Mickey Mouse bathroom.  Cadence & Lorien painted all their fingernails & toenails with sparkly glitery polishes.  It was great bonding time for them.

It was a great weekend & a wonderful surprise.  I miss them already.

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