Before I tell you about our family weekend I need to tell you about a giveaway I’m hosting over on Instagram. You all know that I’m in love with my Nido wool pressing mat. Well, Nido is giving one away to one of my lucky Instagram followers. The giveaway will be open until 5/14/2021 and we will share the winner on WINNER on 5/16/2021! You can find me on Instagram at jo_joscountryjunction. Don’t be sad if you don’t win, next week we’ll be offering you a coupon code to get your very own mat. As they say, you can’t win if you don’t play so check out my Instagram!!
I told you about the craziness of getting the swing set this weekend. What I didn’t share were pictures of the day. This blog post is mostly just a photobomb of our Saturday and a little bit of Sunday. You’re going to get to see lots of baby holding.
Carver is holding and awake Eli…Kayla and Jasper are holding Emmett.
At first, Jasper didn’t think too much of the babies…
But then he thought they were pretty cool after he warmed up to them. See?
I LOVE this picture of the boys. I think in the future these three will have lots of fun together.
Lucy was all about the babies. Here she is loving on Emmett. For those of you keeping track, Lucy is Buck’s middle child.
Auntie Kayla was a helper so she could hold him.
Kelli hadn’t gotten a picture of herself with Georgia and the boys so we snapped a couple of them.
I couldn’t decided which one to show you…so am showing several.
Here Georgia is saying “CHEESE”.
Here she is doing her goofy cross-eyed thing that she does.
I think this one is my favorite. Georgia loves Kelli so much and you can see it in her eyes.
On Sunday things calmed down a bit. For a bit, it was only Buck’s kids and later Carver and Gannon came.
Here is Lilly. She has the most beautiful blue eyes. Blue eyes come from Kramer. All of my kids have them. Kayla I think is a little more like me and her eyes fluctuate blue/green.
Lilly is just over a year and she does pretty well keeping her own in the crowd of kids that is here.
Lucy seen in the photo below is a hoot. Hands down we all agreed that she was the most well-behaved. Jasper and Lilly were both in the running for second place…as were Emmett and Eli.
This guy, Scotty, is the oldest of Buck’s kids.
When we add Scotty plus Carver, that’s what makes for the wildness that ends up happening. Buck and Kalissa are always trying to calm them down and granted, occasionally I do too, but I love seeing them be themselves. We do kick those two outside A LOT!! It’s going to be great once the swing set is up. They will really have some fun! Then we don’t have to worry how loud they are!
Lucy just cracks all of us up. I was making a cake and she wanted to help. She was asking me what the ingredients were. She is really into “love”. So she asked what I was making…I said, “cake”. She said, “I love cake, so much.” We started putting in the ingredients. She ask, “what’s that?” I said baking soda. She said, “I love baking soda.” She has a bit of drawl with an accent. Kalissa and I just cracked up.
It always amazes me that she is the baby that only liked mom and dad and was so fussy. Lucy was what is known as a Purple Crying baby. It is extreme colic with excessive crying…not just a little fussy. I don’t know how Buck and Lora managed it.
To see her today, you would have no idea at all. She is the sweetest girl with the most pleasant attitude and VERY loving. If any of you are dealing with a Purple Crying baby, know it will get better.
Remember how I said Lucy just loves everything…here she was loving on her sister who she calls “Baby”.
I did get my grandma picture. Oh, my word!! It was a feat. This was about the best picture we could get.
They are left to right…
Kelli’s Georgia, Kalissa’s Gannon, Buck’s Lucy, ME holding Kayla’s Jasper and Kelli’s Eli, Kalissa’s Carver with Kelli’s Emmett, at the end Buck’s Scotty holding Lilly.
It was terribly wild…
Rosie was not very happy that the attention wasn’t on her!! HA!!
Like I said…a WILD Saturday but, so-so fun. This was the life I longed for. Some people say they are living the dream when they are off on tropical vacations. No me. I am living my dream every day with this pastel full of kids and grandkids. I truly feel so blessed.