Sunday, April 18, 2010

Easter in St. George

We spent Easter this year in St. George with the Holt's. Brock was on Spring Break so we got to stay until Wednesday! With his busy schedule we really enjoyed spending some uninterrupted time together. Here is Greta dying eggs, you can see the excitement in her face.

Easter morning checking out the baskets - Grandpa made sure to write the Easter Bunny a note telling him we were in St. George and he found us!
Hunting for eggs
The girls
Cutest bunny ever!
Making bunny cupcakes
Grandma and Grandpa with the big girls. Greta adores just adores her cousins. They have so much fun running around and playing together.
Grandpa with all the girls.
And a rare picture of mom.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New York, New York!

My sister Reghan got married on March 27th and the whole family traveled to New York City for the wedding. I was worried about traveling with the kids but they actually did great. Here is Elsa on the plane, as soon as she saw the window she immediately leaned over to take a peek.


We all stayed at the same hotel and Kayce and her family were just a room away from us. It was nice to be so close. Here is my dad opening his birthday gift, we waited to all be together to give it to him.
The cousins in on the bed together.
As we walked around the city, we got quite the looks from people- dad's with babies I don't think are very common sights. One guy got out of his car to point out the 2 headed monster.
We hit the Moma first thing, one of my faves and a first for Brock. The first pic is Greta and Mondrian or "No mommy it's Rectangles" and then Greta with Papa and Starry Night. It's hard not to get emotional seeing this painting especially when listening to Starry Night while looking at Starry Night. Don McLean's Vincent is a family favorite (Kayce performs it beautifully) and it was a great moment.

We planned to meet the Mammen's (my sister Kayce's fam) afterward at the Shake Shack but alas we were too many for a cab. So what to do but take a limo?
The Wedding - Reghan + Kristian coming out of the Manhattan temple.
We took pictures in Central Park after the temple. There was a man playing the sax there an he got down on his knees and serenaded Reghan to"Here comes the bride".





















Heading back on the subway


The Reception was at a great old building in the East Village not far from where Reghan has lived and worked for the past 6 years. It had a beautiful staircase that we took pictures on with the whole family. Later on I was lucky enough to get this cute shot of Greta.
Me and my cute cousin Jill who came all the way from Seattle!





Cutting the cake

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Father and Bride Dance










The reception was a ton of fun. There was of course great music and lots of dancing. This little video shows two little girls who really hit the floor. At one point everyone makes a cirlce around these dancing girls.

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The next day,
Brock in front of the Apple store &
all of us on 5th Avenue.



















A trip to FAO Schwartz completed our trip!

Charlie and Lola

Elsa learned to wave on our trip and the first video is her waving to Lauren while waiting for the subway.
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