Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Families Are Forever

We had an amazing week!  It started off with my sister and her kids coming to Clovis to visit for a couple days.  Then Jamie, Tyler and the kids came to Clovis for a night.  The next day the WHOLE family met at Grandma and Grandpa's in Hollister for the weekend.  17 grandkids (9 years old and younger) all under one roof.  It was crazy awesome.  I have the best family. 
Auntie Kimmy and Lia. 

My sister, mom and me.  Love these girls.
My two whiner butts just wanted to be held.  
Our neighborhood has the cutest pool/park area.  It was a perfect pool day in Clovis.
I love goggles on kids. 
Cruz just chillin' poolside. 
Enough babies to go around. 
Esther and Julie.
Kash fell asleep on Drew.  He was so proud. 
Sweet Jack and Kash.
Summer and Kash.

Olivia and Cody helped us on the drive up to Oakland.  They were professional binkie putter backers. All 3 babies were crying at the same time and Olivia got a little overwhelmed.  Haha...  
My eternal family.  SO grateful.  
I love my family.  Doesn't get much better than this.

 So sweet.  

Tyler, Cruz, John and Esther
Steven, Drew and Luke.
Olivia and Cody. 
Stephanie and Lia.
Tyler, Cruz and Alex.

The men stayed home to take care of the 17 kids while the girls went to Costco! 
The family went to Casa de Fruta for some fun.  Curtis and I stayed home with the babies.  
Jill and her cute kids. 
Kyle and Alex

Curtis' 1st Father's Day!!  He truly is an amazing daddy already.  Completely exceeded my expectations.  I love him so much! 
Grandpa and his youngest grandchild - Julie.  I have the most amazing father.  He treats my mom with the utmost respect.  They have the kind of relationship that makes everyone else jealous.  I love that about him.  He loves his kids so much and is always there for us.  
The babies met their Baba for the first time.  It's not everyday you get to meet your great-grandmother.  The babies were born on her 93rd birthday - April 9th, 2013. 
This picture is priceless to me.  I love it. 
Cute little stinks. 
FOUR generations. 
My siblings (youngest to oldest).  Me, John, Tyler, Mitch and Stephanie.
Hands down - BEST helper ever.  She would help with feedings, burping, changing, bathing, dressing, putting lotion on, etc.  She even asked me if she could help with the middle of the night feedings.  She is the sweetest kid ever. 
Popsicle party for Esther!  Jamie is SO creative.
She turned two on Father's Day - June 16th. 

Too cute.

Lia and Esther with their popsicles.  
Some of the 17 grandkids.  They all get along SO well.  I love it.  I wish we all lived closer!
PiƱata time! 
Alex blowing bubbles. 
Tyler and Esther.
This kid has come a LONG way.  He used to be terrified of dogs!  Now Tyson is his best friend.  :)
Kyle and Steven picking up dog poop.  What great helpers. 


Olivia and  Julie.  I miss my family so much already.