Monday, August 25, 2008

A Family Affair

So what started out as a baby shower turned into a baby shower, two wedding showers and a family reunion. Kory and Rachel are expecting their first baby October 6th and were home for the weekend so we took advantage of it and got everyone together. In the meantime, Rachel and Philip got engaged, so we decided to combine all the showers together for one big day.
Here's the baby shower decor. Everyone gave me way too much credit for what I did. I put everything together that morning, and delegated all the food out to Heidi, Rebekah and Sharlin. I can't really take too much credit!

You would think the fridge was supposed to be in the picture the way they are both posed as if it's the middle person, but I don't think that was truly the intention!

Heidi, your face does NOT look fat!

Doozer in her little cherry swimsuit

This would be Darci trying to lick Tami, not once but A LOT!

Little Faye looks like a girl version of Smudge. Such a cutie. Oh and Tami snuck in about every picture I took Saturday! :-)

Our soon to be new cousin Jason. Love him! He will be a great addition! He says exactly what's on his mind and sometimes says what everyone is thinking and no one says aloud!

He lost his pants and were still not sure where they disappeared to!

I love this little guy. However my camera case may not feel the same way. I was wringing out slobber out of the strap hours later! :-)

She totally posed for me! Baby Aria, so precious and those gorgeous eyes!

Baby Claire, she looks just like her brothers!

Talent, being able to fit both hands in your mouth at the same time!

Don't you miss the days when you were flexible enough to be able to suck on your own toes? :-)

Kory and Rachel, doesn't she look great for being eight months pregnant?

She's such a little peanut! However I don't think she looks very comfortable here. Poor thing, I should have propped her up a little better!

Jarod showing off his child tossing skills

This looks like a loving embrace between the two of them, but Jarod was actually trying to dunk Heidi!

Darci plugging her ears even though there was no loud noise!

Josh and Collin attending to the "sick frog". I think it was closer to a dead frog after the kids carried it around all day and "held"(more like squeezed) it.

Darci was limping but seemed to have no injury once inspected.

Without even being asked, she pulled her chair up to this little table to eat her carmel apple

Smudge liked all the chairs in the pool rather than outside the pool

He would fish them out with a noodle and then throw them back in!

He took throwing the chairs in the pool very seriously! Very warrior like here!

Josh and Avi perfecting their canon ball skills

Take 2

Finally got them together

Yet another picture Tam has slipped into! ;-)

Oh the life! Wish I could sit in a swing with my food propped up to my mouth so I could fall asleep whenever I want!

A Grandpa's love!

What do you know? Here's Tami again! I think she just hung around me all day so she could be in EVERY picture! Just teasing Tam! Tami was Heidi's masseuse and hairdresser all night which is actually kind of surprising because Tami about passes out when she touches bones!

Not sure what the conversation entailed but with this group, I'm pretty sure it was probably about trying to solve the world's problems! :-)

This was one of many of Smyth's sleeping positions.

We timed the picture until we realized there were people all around us that could just take it for us. like the pacifier and teething ring in the photo as well?

Where's Rebekah?! Were missing the rest of our group!

Heidi, are you part of some French abolitionist group? No, it's just JCrew! :-)

Can't leave this two alone for a second. Never know what kind of inappropriate things they will come up with!

Tami, what happened to your eye?

Um, can we cut and paste Will into this picture? I'm thinking possible Christmas card photo!

Jarod's not really sleeping. He was peeking inbetween picture takes!

Jaret and Jarod
All the way down to their name, they're like twins
Poor Wil had to be woken up from a dead sleep, however he was still smiley just like his mom when she's woken up out of a dead sleep!


Holli said...

Tell Kory and Rachel HELLO for me - and the whole L. gang!!! looks like a fun party/ies!
I thought I was special with the yellow bears.....I guess not!:)

hubergal said...

this was a blast to read through!! thanks, tara!

Christen Leigh said...

Aw what fun pictures! Thanks for posting them. Oh and that cracked me up about the fridge in the picture of me and Tami. You have a good point. :) Maybe we should name it......

tamika paige said...

you know me...i LOVE to be in pictures. :) actually, there's something about you that makes me act like it's normal to be in all your pictures. :)
like i've said so many times, you look beautiful in that picture with aria.
great weekend! oh, and i appreciate that you have more discretion for what's appropriate than heidi and I do!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Tami about the discretion part. Great pictures...I am glad the one of me and Jarod got in the group. I love the idea of me in my swim suit on the world wide web. Just kidding!
Great pictures of the weekend! -Heidi