Thursday, April 9, 2009

KK & Ya Ya

Our first visitor in March was Grant's sister, Kerstin and her daughter, Charlotte who live in Salt Lake. Charlotte (or "Ya Ya" as she calls herself) is exactly one month younger than Ava. We had a blast. We went to lots of parks and did lots of shopping. The kids played outside a lot, too, since Charlotte couldn't get enough of the sunny weather. We had a great time at this train park in Scottsdale and of course I had to take lots of pictures!


Playing on the playground:

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This one's my favorite:

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Loooooove this little munchkin face.

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I love Charlotte's eyes.  They always look so pretty in pictures.

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Silly faces from my Ava Lou.

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And now she's being a Bo Bo (dog).

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Cute little cousins.

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Cookie Monster was at the park for somebody's birthday party.  He was nice enough to come say hi to us.  Cole and Charlotte kept a safe distance, but Ava ran up hugged him and then gave him a high five.

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She even danced with him.

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"Don't hold my hand, Ava!"

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Such pure joy in a child's face when they run.

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Waving to the train.

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Cole wanted me to take these last two shots.

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Besides having a train to ride, they also have a real train that four Presidents rode that you can walk through.  Cole thought it was so cool.  He wanted me to take these pictures as well.  Nothing like a neon orange construction shirt and Batman glasses to make a picture look good.

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I always love a good window shot.

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We were SOOOO glad they came and visited us!  We had such a fun time and can't wait until they come and play again!

3 comments:

RSP said...

Love the pictures! Ava looks so big and grown up in that first one with Cole. Charlotte is gorgeous, too. I love the Cookie Monster pics. So awesome.

Kristen Duke said...

I love Ava's little piggy tails. She is so cute with her cousin, fun to be so close in age. Alyssa has that same shirt as Ava is wearing, I love it.

Kerstin said...

hjio9i7890iij9ji9tyh nl; That was Charlotte's message to Ava. Secret code. Cassidy I love those pictures! I got the best of both worlds. . . an amazing trip with you guys and my own little personal photographer. I love that picture of Ava and Charlotte at the Grand Canyon where they are both acting like dogs. Because of Ava, Charlotte now acts like a dog all the time. I guess the greatest form of flattery is imitation.