Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hey Hey!  It's Friday!  :)

Today, I'm joining my friends, Andrea and Narci, to share my Friday Favorites.  Each Friday we blog our faves of ANYTHING, share them with you, and invite you to join us! 

This summer I invited my Missouri family to come visit us instead of us making the trek up to them.  A big group of them agreed to visit us-THANK YOU-so I'm recapping all the fun we had while they were here.

They arrived Saturday evening and I took ZERO pictures.  #bloggerfail

 Sunday morning we were all up for church.
In attendance-my sister-in-law, brother, and their two boys (on left) and my cousin (her hubby had to work) and her two girls (on right).  My parents also came, but they took the picture.  :)

Sunday afternoon the girls all snuck away for a little shopping while the guys babysat.  Then we ordered pizza and swam to round out the night.

 Monday morning I took these four (all with mixed emotions) to basketball camp.  ha!

Then we took a family trip to the local water park.  These seven kiddos were in little kiddie heaven.
#bowenlovesahoodie
#evenwhenitshotoutside

We topped off the water park fun with some Texas barbecue. 

These fishies stayed busy swimming all week!

I wish I had a little video of Miss Thing talking....her little voice is the most precious thing!

With seven littles, I was expecting some disagreements, but there weren't many of those!  There was a lot more of this.  :)

And this.  :)

These two boys are so silly.

Aunt Kelly and Ebby Lee :)

Nixon did a flip off the diving board.  I was impressed!

Tuesday evening we did some big family group pictures with Mrs. Narci.

Mrs. Narci has ALL kinds of tricks and Paxton was totally into each and every one.

And in this family, we totally bribe good smiles with ice cream.  #worthit

I sat beside this cutie.

We ended the night with a bike ride/walk around the neighborhood.

T-Nonnie is also known as the "Grandmother of Games".

Wednesday was LEGOLAND!  This boy was excited!


 A couple got chosen from our group to help her "make" the legos.

 A pretty good selfie considering we were also shooting dragons to save the lego princess at the SAME TIME!


Ebby Lee had a FAST car on this ride.

Nixon did NOT.  He was laughing every time he drove by.

I hung out with these shorties while everyone else rode the other ride.

This kid is too cool.

The 4-D movie was cute too!  And thanks Whitney for the photobomb!  ha!

These two had a great time hanging out this week.







 We made one last loop around Legoland to hit everyone's favorite things before heading home.

 So glad my brother and his sweet family came to visit!



We ended their trip the ONLY way-with MEXICAN food, of course.  :)

And a quick stop at M's house...

to visit her craft room.

While we were over there, I spotted this picture of Gary (Tab's dad).  Does it look like anyone you know?

I think it kind of looks like this guy...
What do you think??

Our people all left yesterday, so today we're resting up to celebrate this weekend.  I hope you and your family celebrate the freedom we have big this weekend!  Have a GREAT day! XOXO



19 comments:

Mix and Match Mama said...

Okay, the next time our out of town family come for a visit, I'm sending them to your house. You planned a spectacular itinerary for everyone!

Narci said...

Haha! Shay's comment was spot on!! Looks like y'all had fun!! What a great hostess!! :) also, thank you for sharing your precious family with me one night! Love you!! Xoxo

Christy said...

Where can I find the outfit Ebby Lee had on at Legoland? It's super cute. Also, please share. What is your favorite Mexican restaurant?

Shelbee On The Edge said...

What a wonderful time spent with family! Making memories is where it's at! Thanks for hosting the link up. Please stop by and join my link up as well.

Have a fun and fabulous weekend!

Shelbee
www.shelbeeontheedge.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

What a fantastic week with your family! Love all of the cousin time, those kiddos obviously had a blast!

Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said...

Looks like such a fun visit! I bet your family will want to visit you every year now.

kimm atwood said...

Looks like a great week. Enjoy the holiday weekend

Katie {The Mishaps & Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Family time is the best!! And what a great idea to do family photos!! Have a happy holiday weekend!!

Katie {The Mishaps & Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Love that ruffle tank with the leopard shorts. Would you mind sharing where it's from!! Love the bright color!!

Sarah Shaneyfelt said...

I love that you had family visit for the week! Looks like y'all all had a blast with one another and did some pretty fun things! Have a great weekend!
Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

Sierra @ Beautifully Candid said...

Happy Friday! You guys always look like you have so much fun! I'm sure your family pics turned out great. I'm waiting for the day to have both my little guys looking in the same direct. Have a great 4th of July weekend :) Beautifully Candid

Elaine Welte said...

So glad you had fun with your family! We visited Legoland (on Monday) while we were in Dallas and the girls had so much fun! I wish I would've I known there was a splash pad there though!

Erika Slaughter said...

There a ruffle dress from Nordstrom-I shared yesterday or the tank with the leopard shorts is from J Crew Factory. :)

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

What a fun week with your family! Everyone looks like they're having so much fun!! Btw Nixon looks like a young teenager in that lawn chair photo, he's getting tall! Have a great holiday weekend :)
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Megan said...

Sounds like such a fun week!!! I love when family comes to town! Rest up!

crazymom said...

Great post. Such a cute family.

live compassionately said...

Nixon DEFINITELY looks like Gary! Happy 4th!

Katie {The Mishaps & Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Thanks Erika!! Love that tank with the leopard shorts...I'll check JCrew Factory!

Erica Valentin said...

Hahahah this made me laugh because my little boy wears hoodies and long pants when its 100 degrees outside LOL have a great weekend!