Saturday, January 30, 2010

MONSTER post of MN trip

We went to MN/SD for around 10 days, starting on Christmas Day.
We were blessed to spend a lot of time with my parents and LOTS of other family and friends.

There are about a billion pictures of our trip but, I tried to select the highlights. But, there are still TONS. Hope you enjoy!

Jaden got to open LOTS of presents. The ones from Grandma & Grandpa K were almost all wrapped in Frosty the Snowman paper so now presents are referred to as "no-man, nts". He was also asking for "more no-man nts???"
Of course, among the favorites was anything related to Thomas the train. (See the backpack which he immediately wanted to wear?)
It was fun to have grandma read stories
We went on a trip to SD to visit family and Jaden got to get some wiggles out at the mall park after several hours in the car.
We were blessed to see some family that we haven't seen for a LONG time. (Well, Jaden and I had seen Nate, Becky and Abigail when they drove through our city on their LONG move from FL to CA) but Stephen had never met them and my parents hadn't seen them in a LONG LONG time.
My cousin Josh and his kiddos
my Uncle Joel & Aunt Lori
Becky is my parent's goddaughter

New Year's Eve we were in SD celebrating at a hotel with some of my mom's side of the family. Jaden really enjoyed the noisemakers!

teaching baby Braylee how to blow!
Jaden discovered this hat in Arlene's closet. It looks like the hat the judge is wearing in one of his FAVORITE Thomas the train books "Go Train Go" so of course, he had to try it on. Sorry Arlene!
Us with my parents and grandparents

My fun and crazy uncle Denny trying to make Jaden smile for the photos
Grandma & Grandpa Great with the great-grandkids. FIVE (so far)

Keely was really nice to let Jaden play on her new keyboard

Jaden got a little Thomas drum from Aunt Karen and he LOVES wearing/playing it all over the house!
He also had a good time playing with Baby Kellan
Don't you just love those big blue eyes and that drooly smile!??!?
With my cousin Melanie
With Great Grandma!
DO NOT try to play Mexican Train Dominoes with Jaden around unless you are willing to use pennies for trains because he will take over control of the trains in a second!
Playing with Godmother Kayla
And Bannon
The harmonica is Jaden's newest musical instrument
Of course, when in Minnesota, you HAVE to bundle up to go play in the snow.
Umm.....mommy....i can't move!
No...I'm not kidding....really, I can't bend my arms through all these layers! But, don't you LOVE Daddy's hat!?!?!?
Not too sure about walking on this stuff
the sled seems fun though

I still can't move!
Fun, even if it only lasts for 20 minutes (the amount of time it took you to get all the clothes ON!)

Daddy left the day before Jaden and I so after taking him to the airport we went to the Mall of America to ride some rides.

Jaden immediately saw the Diego bus and wanted to hop on!
also the blue train...
the race cars.....
the spinning puppy dogs
a tractor train.....
and SEMI TRUCKS!!!!!!
Life is pretty fun when you're ONE!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that! it was like I was there with you watching it all. Oh yeah, about Stephen's screams -I grew up in the desert and can't handle the cold!