Monday, June 1, 2009

Colt's Mission Homecoming

My brother, Colt, returned from the Cuiaba, Brazil mission on Saturday, May 23rd. 

The first thing Colt did was hold Hayden. (Hayden was asleep. It was an hour after his bedtime, but I made an exception and let him stay-up to see his Uncle Colt for the first time. But he didn't make it, he fell asleep 10 minutes before Colt's arrival.) Colt packed Hayden around the house for about an hour and Hayden slept on his shoulder the whole time.  

We had a family dinner. Colt requested Homemade Pizza. 
I must say, pizza would be on the top of my list for American Food, along with a cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake. Oh! And cheesecake, strawberry banana pie, peanut M&M's, Costco swirl yogurt, DQ ice cream cake, snicker doodles, and string cheese. 
(Man, I wouldn't gain weight on the mission, I would gain it all at home!)  

Jamie, Colt, and Aunt Tina dishing-up dinner.

Picture of the Fam celebrating Colt's return.
James (Dad), Leigh Anne (Mom), Aunt Tina, Uncle Dave, Jessica, Hayden, Brian, Ashley, Gavin (cousin), Nick, Jamie, Colt, Grandma Warren, David (cousin), Shirsten (cousin), and Grandpa Warren.

Colt showed-off some of his Brazilian souvenirs.
("Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue in 1492") 

The fam played some Wii.
Notice how the missionary is not in the picture. I think he was in the other room studying his scriptures! :)

He thought the mission was tiring.

Hayden and I stayed for another whole week in Washington. We loved the attention and company, but we missed Daddy and a sleeping schedule.

Here are some pictures of Hayden with his admirers. 

Hayden and Grandpa Warren

Colt and Hayden
(Colt put Hayden to sleep twice, just by singing Brazilian lullabies and tickling his face. I wish I had that kind of help all the time!)

Grandma Warren blowing bubbles for Hayden. 
(Do you like how Brian babysits Hayden?)

Nanna Quigley with Hayden

Hayden with Pops Quigley

Nanna, Hayden, and Uncle Kyle
(Kyle leaves for Lima, Peru on July 8th. We are so excited and proud!)

While we were there in Washington, Grandma Warren got Hayden to giggle on the last day. Of course I didn't have my camera handy. So this is Hayden's second giggle. It's not as good as the first, but it will do. ("That will do pig, that will do.")

Hayden and I had such a great time in Washington. I think Hayden's laugh reflects all the fun he had with the family. 

1 comment:

  1. Jess-
    Thanks for catching us up!! That was great to see everything from the last few weeks. You are such a great blogger. I love the picture with Colt and Hayden laying on the blanket. So, was there supposed to be a video of Hayden's giggle 'cause I still haven't heard it yet. Also, we need to go swimming together soon, I am so jealous! Love ya