Monday, July 13, 2009

Auntie Bethany Returns - Happy 4th of July!

You may have noticed from the baptism photos that Auntie Bethany was back in town. We were so happy to have the chance to visit with her once again and this time, she brought CJ along for the long weekend! They arrived in time for the baptism and Bethany stayed for a week.

Alice was happy to have the chance to bond some more with her Auntie Bethany.

The week was lots of fun and Auntie Chris even took one day off of work to come visit with Auntie Bethany and Alice while Mommy got some work done.

Auntie Bethany brought Alice some sandals to wear this summer. Since she wanted to be just like her Daddy, Alice made sure to wear some socks with her sandals.

Here are the photos from Auntie Bethany's visit.

While Bethany was visiting, Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris invited us to come stay overnight with them down in Marion for the 4th of July. Alice had her very first overnight trip (other than those first few nights at the hospital!) and she did great! She was very much in the 4th of July spirit.

We had a cookout for dinner and after Alice went to bed, Danny and Chris, Scott, Lisa and Bethany stayed up and played games late into the night. The next morning, we all took a walk and Alice had her first impromptu trip to the beach. As you can tell, she loved it!

It was a great weekend! Many thanks to Danny and Chris for inviting us. Also, many thanks to Bethany and CJ for making the trip out - we miss you already and can't wait to see you again soon! Here are the rest of the photos from the 4th of July weekend.



  1. Looks like it was a great time had by all. Glad to see that Alice is staying with tradition. Papa Pete wears socks with his sandals too.

  2. I'm thinking about my visit right now and miss you guys! I wish CA and MA weren't so far away from each other!!