Thursday evening we surprised Grandma and Papa by being at the airport with signs and a banner. They were pretty tickled to see all of the grandsons there unexpectedly. Cole was SUPER embarrassed by us and our signs, though (he's a super party pooper).
Friday we took a trip to the zoo!
|The grandsons in their matching shirts|
Friday evening the girls got together and had our craft night. It was fun to have Mom there to join us!
On Saturday, we had the opportunity to attend our niece Ana's baptism. She looked so beautiful in her dress! It was so exciting to see her take such an important step.
|Our family with the special girl|
Sunday morning we got up and threw ourselves together, and, for once, nothing went wrong! We made it to church 15 minutes early (which NEVER happens, ever) so we had time to relax and save seats for our family. Matthew wore the same blessing suit as his brothers, but because he's on the tiny side it looked like it was drowning him!
Cole gave him a beautiful blessing, and I surprised Cole by getting up to bear my testimony (he had been ribbing me to do it, and he thought I was just taking Matthew out to feed him). After Sacrament Meeting, we headed back to our house for lunch. We had quite a spread, and we were blessed to be surrounded by lots of our family.
|Grandma and Matthew|
|He LOVES to mow the lawn!|
The whole weekend was a tiring whirlwind, but it was so much fun.