Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fun in Kaysville

Continuing on...

While we were staying in Kaysville, after our return from Illinois, we were able to do many fun and relaxing things. Kevin and Dad got to go on a long bike ride to Salt Lake to drop dad off at work (I believe it was somewhere around 20 miles). After that, Kevin rode around for hours before deciding to come home. He probably did 60ish miles all together...but if I am wrong I'm sure he'll correct me! :) Brooklyn had more attention than any one child should ever receive... and she enjoyed every second of it! She especially liked playing with Uncle Craig and her Grandpa (who she preferred over me after we left).
The new pool table also provided hours of entertainment. Kevin and Craig were constantly competing and Brooklyn loved army crawling under the table and trying to catch people's legs before they moved to the next ball.
Mom and Janna took me out on a special trip to help me get some clothes that fit me. I lost 25 pounds over the summer, which brought me below my pre-pregnancy weight; however, my body magically changed shape throughout the process of pregnancy and even though I weigh less, I still can't fit into the clothes I wore before. THANKS MOM AND JANNA! You both have way better taste in clothing than I do.
Although we all had a BLAST! in Kaysville, I think Brooklyn got the most out of the visit. While we were there, she had unlimited attention, learned that mommy is not the only person in the world, got her first piano lesson from Grandma, learned how to stand up and sit down from Grandpa, and how to crawl on her hands and knees from Grandma and Janna! What a lucky baby she is!

Now that we are home, one thing is for sure...It is soooo nice to be around family again! We loved every second we spent with Brian, Natalie and Wes before we left Chicago, and every second we spent with the rest of the gang when we got back! Thanks Everyone! We sure love you guys!

7 comments:

Beccarigg said...

Awwww! That picture of Brooklyn getting her first piano lesson is priceless! How fun to be surrounded by so much family! She IS a lucky girl! You're lucky too to have such great in-laws! Having some great in-laws myself I think we are both very blessed!
p.s. That's sweet that you got a new wardrobe! I hope someday I can lose 25 lbs and get a new wardrobe too!

Tara said...

Brooklyn is such a doll. I also love the piano lesson pic. And way to go, 25 lbs.?? That's crazy. I didn't think you had 25 lbs. to lose. But hey, whatever it takes to get new clothes, right? =)

Brian Hanks said...

Those grandpas are pretty insidious...

Natalie said...

I'm so glad you got some new clothes that fit! :)

Naomi Hanks said...

It is super nice to have some new clothes. I tried to put it off because I still have 30 pounds to lose to be at my doctor-approved weight, but I just didn't feel good about myself walking around in maternity clothes and Kevin's clothes. I'm glad mom convinced me to get some new things!

california smiths said...

So glad to see what you guys are doing and where you have been! Brooklyn is so stinkin' cute! It looks like she has so much fun with her grandparents. I am sure it was nice to be close after spending the summer far away. I have to say I think Kevin is crazy for biking all that way....

Melynne said...

just found your blog. you guys are so cute! makes me think i might need a baby!