This week Amber and Kaitlyn came to Jacksonville for a week long visit to meet Madison and play with Hunter. This was the first time Hunter and Kaitlyn have been old enough to play really well together. It was so much fun to see those two interact. They were pretty sweet to each other for the most part but of course there where the typical sharing toys issues but what else do you expect from 2 toddlers who are used to having their toys all to themselves?! The best was when they played together without toys they would just follow each other around and copy each other. It was a lot of fun to see them interact.
It was like no time had passed at all since the last time they were together :-)
They were especially fond of sharing drinks...
Amber got to meet Madison for the first time and get in some 7 week old newborn snuggles
Amber is actually expecting baby number 2 this New Years!
Madison is growing so fast and changing so much everyday
Hunter had fun showing Kaitlyn how much fun it is to have a baby in the house...Maddie was such a good sport
Kaitlyn thought is was really fun!
Hunter was proud of himself
They shared Hunter's bucket of toys nicely
We pulled the bumbo down for Madison a few weeks ago...it was a big hit this week with the older kids
Madison enjoyed watching them from the bumbo
they fought over who got to sit in it when Madison wasn't using it
They spent lots of time in the play room
Most mornings we went for a walk after breakfast
followed by a trip to the beach
Kaitlyn loves the beach just as much as Hunter does
Madison enjoyed the beach from the comforts of her car seat and fan
One night we all went out to eat at Caps on the Water
Madison slept through the whole meal
The kids couldn't wait to finish eating so they could go look for fish in the water
Kaitlyn was just SURE she saw one
We had an ice cream outing too
After naps each day the kids played outside some more. One day Jordan thought it would be fun to catch a fish from the pond and put it in their little swimming pool
Jordan making the transfer
They thought it was pretty cool!
Our little water babies
They played so well together...
...mostly because Kaitlyn tolerated Hunter's idea of "playing together" by letting him dump water over her head...over and over and over. She was SUCH a trooper! We all got a pretty good laugh out of that.
"what's so funny mom?"
"what's a girl gotta do to get some milk around here?!"
Amber loving on our kiddos on her last night
They just love her :-)
She wanted to feed Madison one last time before heading back home :-(
It was so good to spend time with them this week. We can't wait to spend more time together at the Ranch next month! Just a few weeks away!