Saturday morning I got a a text from my son Brice in St. Paul....
"We're coming down, can we spend the night?"
I was thrilled for several reasons!
First it was a surprise, we really hadn't expected them,
It was Gavin's birthday, and I love that the kids make a point to see each other on birthdays!
(That doesn't always happen but I love it when it does)
We were planning a birthday dinner that evening,
so now ALL the kids would be there. Yippeeeeeeee
Can you tell I was a little thrilled :)
Gavin (top) proudly showing Brice his new iPhone
(birthday present from Mom & Dad)
We spent some time catching up with Brice & Jennifer then it was off to Red Lobster
to join my Daughter and her family
Brianna & Chris giving the "thumbs up"
Carson hanging out with Uncle Brice and Audrey sitting next to Grandma
which she always requests (and I love)
Carson kept looking up at Aunt Jenny with adoring eyes...so sweet
It's hard for a 9 mo old to sit and wait, so I took him to the window in the back corner and sat him on the sill, he was happy to look out the window and play with the chain.
My son, teasing his wife with some crab legs (he get's that from his father)
Gavin sharing some crab meat with Chris (our son-in-love)
On the way out, My three amazing kids and little audrey in Uncle Gavin's arms.
Our usual meeting place after church on Sunday, Lots of family stopped by to wish Gavin a happy birthday, both sets of grandparents, two aunties, and cousins just to name a few.
Audrey is putting an Irish headband on her Great-grandpa's head.
Carson doesn't seem too thrilled about the headband,
but he's a good sport about it anyway.
Love these family filled weekends!