Last Saturday, the girls' great grandma, Jane, their great aunt, Patti, and their cousin, Becky, all drove down from Green Bay to spend the day with our little ladies. The very next day, our good friends, Laurie and Errick, as well as their son, Hudson (I've posted pics of him before), drove over from Grand Rapids, MI to meet our girls for the first time.
There's never enough time to spend with your loved ones, but I love being able to look back and remember all of the smiles and laughter.
Laurie, with Sophie and Hudson
Sophie, exploring the patio (note that she's walking everywhere now!)
Laurie, reading everyone a book
What do you do with a pool when the weather gets cool? You fill it with balls!
Maddy, with her great aunt Patti
Sophie, trying to convince aunt Patti to let her eat her camera
Laurie, reading with Hudson, Sophie, and Maddy
Laurie and Sophie
So, Izzy was just cracking up at Becky reading this story. Check out Izzy's face over the next three-photo sequence. I love that girl.
Izzy, recovering from her laughing fit
Patti and Maddy
The last time their Great Grandmother Jane was in town, all of the girls were in the NICU. It was so great that she could come down and visit and allow me to make some memories with her and each of the girls.
Great Grandma Jane and Sophie
Great Aunt Patti and Maddy
Maddy, not necessarily sure about the grass on her bare feet
Meg and Izzy
Great Grandma Jane and Izzy
Izzy and Great Aunt Patti
Izzy was feeling incredibly photogenic that day.
Great Grandma Jane and Maddy
Before my grandma left, I really wanted to make sure that I got a photo of her with all three of the girls. Of course, the photographer in me wanted to bring out a little light, but it proved to be much more difficult than I imagined. Not surprisingly, it wasn't the light that was difficult.
We tried to do this outside, but I couldn't get the girls to stand in the grass. Even with three helpers, we just couldn't get the shot.
So, we moved inside on to one of the couches. Aside from Maddy almost flying off of the couch face-first, the girls survived and I got some really fun shots!