Thursday, October 16, 2008

Albakurkee HOLLA!!!

Okay, FINALLY I have decided to just write about our exciting trip to Albuquerque!! Honestly, I have been putting it off because I knew it would take me forever to write about it, and to post all of our pictures... and quite frankly, it was a little overwhelming!!! So I decided to jump on here and post pictures first, while Cohen's sleeping! One thing I don't like about this blog thing is the way to post pictures. It's just not an easy thing to do... or am I not doing it right??? Let me know if you have tips. So in order for me to quickly post this, I just started uploading pictures, and I will add captions and stories as I see fit. So I'm sorry, but this will probably be the sloppiest post you'll ever come across! But again, I wish I had three hours to sit here and beautify this post....
So, for those who don't know... My brother and his wife, Jenny and their amazingly adorable kids, Gwen and Jefferson, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And with their help I was able to take Cohen there, for them to meet their nephew and cousin! It was actually my last week on maternity leave... but what a way to spend it!!! It was so much fun... actually that statement is an understatement! And it is hard to describe how great it was. Hopefully these pictures will explain it better than words! It was just so wonderful spending time with Gwen and Jeffer, and also Luke and Jenny. And it was really fun traveling with Cohen. I'm really sad that Jeff wasn't able to come with us though....
Okay, so sorry these pictures aren't in any particular order... I hope you enjoy them!!!
Sweet Gwen playing with Cohen

Cohen all ready for church!

Gwen was being so stinkin cute here.... Maybe it was cause Jefferson was in bed, so she got all of our attention!

We dared her to put her hands up...

Aunt Jenny, totally being an aunt

So Luke, took us downtown Albuquerque while Jenny was at work. Yes, there was a sweet band playing... it was just what I pictured New Mexico to be like! So I took Gwen to the front and danced! It was so silly! She definitely stood out with her bleach blonde hair!

cute little family photo! Actually, I was looking at this picture on my camera, and did a close up on Jefferson.... he looks EXACTLY like what nick did when he was little!!! I couldn't believe it. So Sorry you can't really tell here... just know he looks a little like his uncle Nick! :)

okay, this night was let's just say..... eventful!! The world's longest tram is located there, so Luke decided to take us there, again while Jenny was at work. We tried to make it by sunset, but timing with kids is a little hard! By the time we got on there, it was pretty much dark. It was still really pretty though. about five minutes into the ride, Jefferson started fussing big time, cause he was hungry. Well Luke then realized that he left his bottle in the car. The tram ride is about 15-20 minutes (each way) and it's about a 20 minute wait for the next tram once you're up at the top!!! So here we are crammed in this tiny tram thing, with Jefferson screaming, and Gwen wants to be held..... of course! So as soon as we got to the top, we tried to turn around and get right back on, but it was full. LOVELY. So we wait about twenty minutes for the next one. So while we're waiting in line, many people are commenting on his fussiness. Everyone thought Luke and I were married........ :/ yeah, that's always fun.... by the time we arrived to land, Cohen decided he was hungry. Not a big deal, cause I knew that Luke was going to feed Jefferson before we drove home, so I could nurse Cohen. Well Jeffer wouldn't take a bottle. So we drove home with two extremely hungry boys, and one fussy girl... Which at one point I asked her why she was so upset, and she said she didn't know. :) ha ha!

Here's jenny with her kids at the grocery store. The kids didn't really want to pose...

Gwen LOVED taking care of Cohen!

It started sprinkling for like a second... so Gwen got her umbrella out. She was pretty excited.

Okay, here are the boys in their matching outfits that Grandma Lish got them! They were so stinkin cute together. I'm sure you've all the seen the lovely video I posted a while ago! I think Jefferson desperately wished Cohen was big enough to play with him!

I think this was the first night we were there. Cohen was sleeping about 7 - 8 hours a night before we were in New Mexico. But the whole time we were there, he was up every 3 hours... and he was impossible to put to sleep!!! Of course that would happen when I don't have my husband with me! :) Jenny LOVED rocking him to sleep though. oh, and by the way... Ever since we got home, he's been sleeping 9 - 10 hours straight every night! :)

Okay... best picture of the week award! So we had planned on going to the park the day before, so from the moment Gwen woke up, she wanted to go to the park. But things kept happening to push it back and back. Their car wasn't ready to be picked up, Jefferson wouldn't take his nap, Cohen had to be fed... blah blah blah.... But the whole day, Gwen was being soooo patient, and so good while she waited. So before we left I sat her down and told her what a good girl she was being. And that I would buy her a special treat! So on the way to the park we stopped at a mini mart so I could get my mt. Dew, and so Gwen could pick out a treat! Well this is what she picked out, and she was pretty dang excited!!
Us at the park:

Gwen insisted we held hands while we swung... how could I resist?!

Jefferson never really let me play with him... he always just stared at me...
EVERY morning... I'm NOT exaggerating.... Gwen wanted her hair and makeup done. I think it started when Jenny needed some time by herself to clean the kitchen or make lunch or whatever... But she had to have purple on her eyes, and pink on her cheeks! And she insisted on wearing a headband, because Aunt Jen was wearing one!

Okay, well That's it! I can't believe I did it!! It took me about 4 and half hours to complete... in between feeding and playing with Cohen! Now he's sitting on my lap while I finish... thanks little buddy!
I am sooooo thankful I got to go to New Mexico. It was a trip I will never forget! Thank you Luke and Jenny!!!! I love you guys so much!


Alicia said...

Let me be the first to comment on this adorable entry. I just love it. Love all your reports, and love all the pictures! Thank you for all the work you put into sharing your trip!

Mike and Lacey Holman said...

Cohen is so freaking cute!! He is getting so big. PS I am going to be in Portland the day after thanksgiving, are you guys going to be around?

The Jen said... am I going to compete with that? Great post! We miss having you here!

Katie said...

What a cute little neice and nephew! I love putting make up on little's the best! She wants to be just like Aunt Jen! Cohen is so cute!

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