Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Paul's come to visit

I am so behind on my blog-- forgive me (all 3 of you that read this).
Laura (Lovgren) Paul was a college roommate at Baylor and we cheered together. We also made many years of hilarious memories together; were bridesmaids in each wedding, we've traveled together, and the three days before Christmas, we shared time together with our kids. Laura brought the entire brood: Scott (husband), Kathryn (3 years old) and their son Alex (1 year old). It was funny having a boy and girl caused all kinds of confusion.
We had a great visit together! It was total chaos most of the time though. When the number of kids equal or surpass the amount of adults, it's a lost cause, especially given that all of the kids were age 3 or younger. We had so much fun watching the girls together. My Alex was the bad influence (as usual- hehe) and would whisper "hey friend, let's go jump on my bed." She called Kathryn her "friend" until the last day. They played so well together and really did act like they were best friends. Alex (Laura's son) just turned one and was a great reminder of the work I have ahead of me still with Carson. He was all over the place. So curious and sweet and talked like crazy. Carson pretty much just sat quietly and watched. But when we had time to pay attention to Carson, he was so verbal and happy. Rachel and Elijah came up to visit on Saturday, which was wonderful. So that made 5 babies, 3 adults. HA! We did a gift exchange and just caught up on life together.
I'm still not sure that we ever completed a conversation; but nonetheless, we enjoyed our time together.
Here is an amazing sketch Laura composed of Alex as our Christmas gift. She is so incredibly talented:

I was blown away by her drawing. Thank you again Laura-- we will treasure this always. I only have one picture to show from the entire stay (that shows you how busy we were with kids). Here is a picture of my car loaded up, taking the Paul's to the airport. We had 4 kids and 3 adults! It was a LOUD car ride :)

The whole ride home all I heard was (in hysterical Alex voice)"I need my special plane friend to come back to me! Come back, come back!"


Sally said...

OMG!!! that pic Laura did is gorgeous!!! WOW!
and ha ha - i love the madness captured in the pics of all ya'll in the car - classic!!!

Jaime said...

wow that pic is amazing! she sure is talented!!