Sunday, March 25, 2012

family time is the best time

For the past week and a half my Dad- and then my Mom, who couldn't stand to be missing out- came to visit us. They timed it perfectly with a business trip Jerry had to take, so I had extra hands on deck around here instead of less. Have I mentioned that my parents are amazing?

Before Mom came and after Jerry left for Colorado, Dad, Meg, the boys, and I made Monster Cookies. (Yeah... did you understand that?) I should explain that Monster Cookies are a Crider family tradition. Every Christmas since before I was old enough to remember my parents, sister, and I have made them. We missed out this year when we weren't able to go home for Christmas, so Dad brought the recipe with him and we made up for lost time. Better March than never, right? Or so says the 9 dozen cookies in my freezer....

We (Meg, Dad, the boys, and I) also all trekked to the beach.

Then Mom came and Roman rejoiced to have his Mimi back.

And when Jerry joined us, the men went skydiving.

Please note: This is how my son dressed himself for the day. Yes, even the hat. I love him.

Roman and Aunt Meg are inseparable.

Pappa and Liam spent some good quality time.

On their last night here we went to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner. A certain toddler has obvious love for his Mimi and Pappa.

Like mother, like son.

There is nothing like family.



  1. Looks so fun!! And such a beautiful family!!

  2. I just came across your blog! Adorable! I would love for you to come check out my blog, and maybe we could follow each other?