Monday, February 13, 2012

Richardson Family Visit!!~~

First of all; I want to KILL MYSELF; no not really, but I am SOOOOOO mad at myself...
I just deleted ALL the pictures I took this weekend...
Grandpa playing on the trampoline with the grand kids...
Lunch Birthday Celebration at Red Robin...
Random Fun at the house...
Sharon and I dropping the AMAZING dessert we made on the floor...
Yeah... So you will have to imagine all the fun we have as I tell the story of our last little trip to Sac...
AHGGGHHHHHGGGGGGHHHHHH... mommy send me your good pictures please...
(Oh not to mention that means I most likely deleted the pictures from Disney on Ice when Matt took Landon... next time I clear the camera I will be more patient...)
So...
My little sister Nicole and her husband Brian Richardson came to visit family in Sacramento. They live in Caldwell, ID. And we LOVE when they come because the kids are close in age and have fun with each other. They have two kids; Katelyn and Johnathon. Katelyn is 10 months younger than Hailey; and Johnathon and Landon are a year apart... to the day!! So this trip they made was perfect because I had JUST packed up Landon's 2T clothes and sent them back with them for Johnathon. I am worried I wont be able to share the clothes much longer because Landon and Johnathon are JUST ABOUT the same size... crazy Huh?? (wish I had a picture to prove it...)
We left Thursday after Matt got off work and stopped off in Stockton. We had hoped to catch his family on this trip too; but his parents and his oldest brother and family went on an even better trip to Hawaii!! So we just chilled at the house with Preston and Sharon who wanted to come down to hang. Luckily while we were there we got to spend some time with his youngest brother Kevin also. Matt wanted to go snowboarding at a resort near (if you consider two hours away near) Stockton; so he invited my brother Preston and his brother Kevin to go. Preston was able to go; but Kevin had to work; but we were glad he was able to stop by. The kids LOVED seeing Uncle Kevin. We had a nice talk with him about all the new things going on. He had just bought a new toy flying helicopter and he tried to fly it with the kids. Landon loved that. Hailey was happy he came because she got to see more of T.J. the Birds dog that she loves so much. He had to get back to work and Sharon and I had some shopping to do so we parted ways. THANKS KEVIN.
So Sharon, the kids and I went shopping. We decided after the second store that we did not want to shop with the kids. We decided instead to hit up Tiger's Yogurt and then head to Sacramento. (Tiger's Yogurt is the University of the Pacific fro-yo place. LOVE the Non-Fat Yogurt!! YUMO next time you are in Stockton hit them up)
We get to Sacramento and the kids realize we are at Grandma and Papa's house and they wake up from their naps SO happy!! They proceed into the house to get SPOILED rotten by grandma... she gave Landon GREEN LANTERN everything...
you think I am kidding right? I am not...
 check this out....
A Green Lantern Shirt, Cape, Mask AND Ring...
The other side of the cape is a Pirate... he loves it!
THANKS GRANDMA~
Hailey got an Octopus Little Pet Shop; Valentines Candy, a special flower hair clip, and dress up stuff!!
Lucky Little Kids. We hung out and then got ready for an early Valentines quadruple PLUS one ~ date... Mom & Dad, Matt and I, Brian & Nicole, Lindsey & Jared, and Crystal went to see the movie The Vow. But before we saw the movie some of us went to Johnny Carino's for dinner. Long story short we all got a free meal. (Matt ordered a BBQ Chicken Pizza and they did not realize they were out of BBQ sauce until our entrees were about to come out.... we all had a buy one get on free... so they comped the whole meal... SCORE; don't worry... she got a good tip)
The Movie was SO GOOD!!!
 We don't see many movies the same night they release; so this was a real treat! Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum were PERFECT for this role! I love them both and I was so glad to get to see it with my sweetheart and favorite people!!
 There was one part in the movie where Channing Tatum's character had a nude butt scene. The boys were convinced it was a body double; but after some research on my part I found out it was in fact him... Thanks Channing... :) We had some dessert at home after all the places we tried to go to were closed. Root Beer Floats really hit the spot!
The next day we had lunch at Red Robin for Sharon's 22nd Birthday!! Of course it was a good time had by all... what could go wrong at Red Robin? Bottomless Fries, Family to chat with, wonderful burgers to munch on... HELLO!~ After the girls got to shop a little while the boys watched the kids... that was nice. That night we watched Breaking Dawn and had a fire at home just chillin' it was nice. Jared Joyner joined us as well. Sweet little Christian came along too; and I just love that smooshie! Sunday of course we went to church and had a GRAND old time. We got home and ate dinner and made a dessert. While putting the dessert in the fridge to chill; Sharon and I had an accident and half of it fell on the ground. It was cookie dough cheesecake and despite loosing half of it; we still enjoyed it! We had to return home Sunday night so we said our goodbyes and headed home. It was not long enough to see everyone; but at least we got to see them.
Grandma gave all the kids a valentine just before we left and my kids have already opened the candy up!
I LOVE going to see family and visit with friends. It is nice just sitting back and enjoying each others company. Thanks Richardson's for coming to visit! Can't wait until next time!!





2 comments:

Lindsey and Jared said...

It was so much fun to see you guys! Oh, and I LOVE that you looked up whether Channing used a butt-double. Hilarious!

3richardsons said...

We loved visiting with you too and love that John can still wear Landon's old clothes. Katelyn wasn't able to wear Hailey's clothes by this age so I knew that it wouldn't last long with John either but I'll take them while I can!