What a wonderful weekend we had last week... but boy howdy did it tucker this mama out!
Headed to the McCooks to introduce the baby. It's the best going there because Peyton and Macy play so well together. We got there and for the next 3-4 hours those two played tea party, dress up and who knows what else without one single fight or issue. Awesome right?!
Taryn and I went to see what they were doing and found them like this. Macy said, "We are pretending it's our birthdays and we are both turning 79."
Now we need to make sure these two girls will be the same way.
Was an incredible day. We got to witness Andy and Ashleigh (and baby Wyatt) be sealed in the L.A. temple. We had to do some thinking about how both Wes and I could attend with having a small infant that was still being nursed and had never taken a bottle. Sooooooo, my wonderful mama came along with us and volunteered to stay out with both our girls. Huzzah!!! I love sealings and was so grateful to be able to attend. Thanks Mew-Mew. But, since it was all the way out in L.A. we decided to go out a little early and hang out. We went to Griffith Park a few hours early and explored a bit and it was a perfect day to do so. It was in the mid to high 70s, but overcast so it was truly, like a hang-out-in-the-park-with-your-two-darling-daughters kind of day. We got lost and drove around a bit, rode the 75 year old Merry-Go-Round, and found a little train (which was no joke, it was dang long) for my mom and Peyton to ride. We would love to go back and picnic there, it was such a nice little area. Any takers?
Awesome (somewhat creepy looking) Merry-Go-Round and old organ that played the music for it. This thing really got moving too.
After the bathroom Peyton came out with the infamous "Nana pants" where her pants act as both pants and a training bra. This photo doesn't do the nerdly justice it should.
"I choo-choo-choose you." Ah Ralphie, thank you for that gem.
And even though I look homeless (I still don't have many clothes that fit my new shape (circle), I wanted a new family photo to replace my druggy one from the hospital. Notice who ruins most of our photos... and it isn't a child or husband. Ah man!
Then we went to the temple where my mom, Peyton and Jovie (and Wes' cute
little tall cousin) hung out around the grounds and in the visitor center. My mom said when they walked into the room with the large Cristus statue Peyton just gasped and couldn't get over Jesus. She kept saying, "I love him," and "Can I hug him?" Love her so. They all had a good time and Jovie was a happy little thang, thank goodness! What a good Nana to come all the way out for the day to watch them for 1 hour.
Sandie and her dad, Grandpa 'Gub-a-lur' as Peyton pronounces it.
Ashleigh and Andy. (And, yes I am aware how unfair it is to have such beautiful in-laws, please don't remind me of the injustice. And, they are so dang nice too... harumph)
Touching photo (why don't any of my family photos turn out this beautiful?... fo' reals)
And after the sealing we went to "Feast from the East" for some really good Chinese/Thai food. Yummers!!!!!!! I highly recommend it!
We are just so righteous we kept the weekend going with Wyatt's baby blessing (I kid). I love baby blessings... they are so sweet and I love when the dad "Simba's" the baby at the end. Wyatt cried a little and it is always funny to hear his little Terridactyle cry. For being such a big bruiser he has the funniest, highest-pitched scream/cry ever. It has gone down a bit in his old age. 9 weeks has done a number on his voice.
Wes and Ashleigh and their baby's. Love them all!!! Someone said they look like "Superhero parents" in this photo, but I think they just said that because of the cheesy pose and smiles.
After the blessing we hung out at Fred and Sandie's for a brunch and then the Super Bowl. Man, Wes and I stayed up waaaay too late hanging out with my dear friend Lindsay Pennington, at Jill and Paul's house the night before so that I was utterly exhausted all day Sunday. I was so happy to come home and sleep.
Few people in the world make me want to smile and squeeze them every single time I see them, Grandpa Gubler (looks like the man from UP) does. I love him so. I can't even explain the good-humored love that exudes from him. I just want to squeeze him as I write this and picture him.
Funny Grandpa story: the little girls, Peyton, Delanie, and Brinley, spent much of the football game in the garage playing with play-do and making "cookies" out of it. They came in to show off what they made... bright pink and purple mini cookies. They presented it to all in the room, ending with Grandpa. Well, as they showed Grandpa the cookies they made he picked one up and started eating it. I was sitting right next to him not paying attention, when I hear Brin say, "Grandpa you aren't supposed to eat it," and he started spitting it out. At this point I had to suppress much laughter, until everyone else heard and started laughing, then I knew I could. All Grandpa says was, "Well, everyone has been shoving food in my face all day."
What a fulfilling, fun and exhausting weekend. Glad to be a part of it all!!!!