Thursday, October 14, 2010

Meet (more of) the Family

This past weekend Aunt Adrienne and Uncle Jeremy came down and met Miss Emerson for the very first time.

Emerson gets pretty chummy with people very quickly after meeting them. This is more of an issue at, say, the grocery store, than it is with family.

Saturday was also Dane and Aidan's first soccer and flag football games, so we had a pretty busy weekend with everyone. Val and Izzy joined us with the boys, and someone who will remain nameless (her name rhymes with "Handy") had the brilliant idea on the warmest day in the history of Octobers everywhere, to venture out to the pumpkin patch.

Pumpkin patch+ Saturday in October+Bright sunny day+ Crowds of people+ Overpriced activities= EPIC FAIL.

But I love that Aidan's interpretation of "fall clothes" includes green soccer socks and a too-small tie shirt. And Harper? A little bit of a diva.
We had a good time, but it was too bright outside to get any decent pictures, and Brandon and I broke our "we'd rather stay home than be in a crowd of people getting overcharged for stuff" rule.

Attempts at getting decent cousin pictures= ANOTHER EPIC FAIL

Even when we tried to stick all six cousins on a weird hay bale that looks like a turkey, we still couldn't get them to all look in the same direction.

Fortunately, Jeremy and Adrienne were there to help chase these two trouble makers around.
Emerson had a great time meeting her Aunt Ade and Uncle Jeremy, and she is looking forward to meeting her newest cousin coming in February!


Sandra said...

I linked to your blog through Missey at It's Naptime's adoption blog roll a few months back. We are just finishing our homestudy to adopt a daughter with "special needs" from China and so I was drawn to your blog. It's been such a huge help to read about your journey! Thanks for sharing!

Adrienne said...

Your cousin pictures are way better than mine...yeah, the pumpkin patch photo shoot was ROUGH! Thanks for posting, though! We were SO GLAD to hang out with you guys last weekend and to finally meet Emmy! :)