Mar 11, 2008

We LOVE visitors!!



We had the pleasure of guests in our humble abode February and March. Quinn (Patrick's oldest bro) and Jessica Lewis, & 5 adorable kids were a tight squeeze.



Nothing like "camping" in the living room for kids! We loved having them here and getting to see their new 6 week old little girl! She's already starting to look as big as Payson! Poor Payson, just doesn't seem to chunk out like all his little buddies. We spent a lot of time enjoying the park nearby where there was basketball and Patrick's favorite: swing & jumping contests! Payson's cousins loved playing with him and his toys. Sometimes they were a little suffocating with their love! I taught the kids to be expert card players. Chandler and Ashlyn became great at "War" and the whole family enjoyed the gambling game of blackjack. (Not with stakes -don't worry!)











Early March we met my sis Sharleen (w/ husband Warren and 16 month old Issac) in Mesa at our cousin Nathan's. His wife Ila and 2 adorable girls are always fun to see when we head that way (mostly for temple trips). (I miss living 2 minutes from a temple as opposed to 2 hours!) Warren had "business" in Pheonix, but Sharleen and Issac spent the week with me in Tucson. Well, technically Sahuarita, the town I live in just south of Tucson. I enjoyed showing off my house, neighborhood, friends, and scary places to shop and drive in Tucson. (Sadly, those are the parts of Tucson I live closest to.) Issac is so big compared to Payson -and really gets us excited? for how active and opinionated a toddler can be! Mostly Issac was just afraid of me -I've always had that affect on boys... Of course we fit in a game of Settlers of Catan. Which, might I add, I haven't won in ages. Everyone says I'm the damsel in distress so noone notices me take over -but it's just begginers luck. Once I've played a few times, noone will ever see me take over again!

We've decided that Settler's is very unsettling. You get all worked up, and then all of sudden someone announces they've won, and it's over. All your plans and strategies mean nothing, the dice wont be rolled again. You were duped into thinking the game isn't based on luck once again! Alas! If anyone has any good board games to recommend, please tell. We're sick of ours. (Except Yahtzee -I'm amazing with those dice, much to Patrick's amazement and annoyance.)









6 comments:

Warren and Sharleen said...

Yay! I love all of your new posts! The pictures of Payson and Patrick are priceless! What a beautiful little family you have! We miss you guys!

Warren and Sharleen said...

I love all of your new posts! The pics of Payson on his tummy are PRICELESS! What a cutie. What a beautiful family you have. We miss you guys already.

Quinn said...

At least Payson seemed to enjoy being sat on...

Moffitt Mania said...

ah Settlers...the game of our friendship! How are you guys? So good to find you in the blogging world.

Alex Degaston said...

Hey Erica and Patrick!! I just have to say that I love your BLOG :)

Gloria de Gaston Boone said...

Hey, Erica

Great family blog...and PAYSON!!! what a doll, and his smile and giggle. Don't you just love that?

But, I have to say that I think it was great you got a pic of that javelina...just stay out of it's way.

Have a wonderful Tuscon day - all warm and everything

love, Gloria