Our second trip to Utah for the year was a crazy one. We were so glad that we were able to make the trip so soon after Rigdon was born. We didn't know for sure if we would be going until about 2 days before we left. But Rigdon and I both got the all clear from our doctors, we hastily packed some bags and drove across the country with 4 kids, ages 8 days-5 years. Here are some disjointed thoughts and pictures from our stay in Utah.
The night we left was the Father & Sons campout in our ward in Peoria. Kendall was so sad that he was going to miss it, that he took his tent and had his own little campout in his parents' back yard. Here is Kendall with his boys.
Rigdon only stayed for a little while, and then he needed Mom for dinner. Talmage had so much fun sleeping outside. They could have left the tent open all night, since Utah doesn't have hardly any bugs, but Grandma has kittens, and they wanted to play. So they closed up and had a fun night in the tent.
Our sweet friends, the Kimballs, drove from Colorado to Utah while we were there (we will pretend like it was just to see us!) so we got together and went to lunch and then visited at the park while the kids played. Our girls are 2 days apart, and now our boys are 2 1/2 weeks apart. It was so fun to be able to see them again, and especially to see their sweet new baby boy.
The moms cheered from the sidelines in the "feeding section" while the Dads and kids played.
Rigdon Lee and Tanner Lee, born 2 1/2 weeks apart. Tanner is older, but I think Rigdon is actually bigger.
Kendall and Danny, proud papas again...this time with their sons!
A little friend train on the slide...
They sure thought it was funny when Danny came down the slide to get them!
It's a good thing the kids have a Daddy to play with. I don't know if he'll ever grow up. ;)
Sadie and Brookie, two little princesses holding hands.
Avri acts like such a mother to Brookie, but just loves her.
One night we went to my brother and his wife's new apartment and they even started a movie for the kids. I just love my family. It's so fun to spend time with them and see how much they adore my kids - something we have in common!
It took Rigdon exactly 12 days to get his first little fat rolls on his legs. He's going to be a roly-poly guy!
I love newborn baby looks - kind of vacant like they are wondering what they are doing in this strange place with all of these weird people.
Rigdon lost his umbilical stump on our way across the country, so we left it somewhere in Nebraska. Since that was gone, we could start tummy time, and this is his first one. He doesn't look very happy here, but he actually really likes sleeping on his tummy. He curls his short little legs into his body and snoozes away.
Such a peaceful little man. Sad that he only got to wear this church outfit twice before it was too small for him. :( What's funny is that the pants still fit fine. He has such short little legs and a long solid torso.
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