Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The rest of the Minnesota pics

Ahhh Aunty Mariah's nose!

Joni's great comments she posted:
Genna to Kevin "...so then I told my Mom that I wanted to wear THIS outfit out on the lake, and she was like.... okay! .. so I wore it today!"

Such a lovely day to be out on the boat!

She enjoyed watching Johnny & Marcus jump into the lake

Genna helping Kevin & Grandpa fix the wheel on her car

I think the puppy kemosabe is trying to tell us to change her diaper....

Helping Great Aunt Joni with her phone

and cuddles with Great Grandma Sis

Saying hello to her 'first cousin's once removed' Kyle & Johnny -
I think we'll just call them cousins :)

Saying Hello to the puppy through glass

Look Gigi - I got some food on my hands!! (we like the name Gigi for Great Grandma:)

The boat is fun!

Kevin trying out Genna's pink camouflage hat

Genna & Grandma by the roses

Belly kisses are fun!

Ohhhhhhhhhh Grandma's roses are pretty!

Lots of laughs with Gigi - Genna thinks she is hilarious!

Cuddles with cousin Johnny

Presents with Diane

Truck riding is fun!

A day of shopping - fun!

Happy baby at the table - she is SO well behaved :)



Great Aunt Denise brought Genna this piano to play with - so so fun! Just like the one at home that she LOVES!!!

Denise, Jenny & Me

The lovely ballet piggy bank from Denise & Jenny - SO cute!

and Denise brought another fun walker/car - how exciting!

ahhhh this looks fun

Uncle Marcus is fun!


Happy Baby getting ready for bed

Genna in her 'My first Twins t-shirt' taking a walk with her uncle


She does love bubbles!

Marcus also delighted her with a bubble gun - it shot out bubbles like crazy!

Ohhhhh Hello Brock - what are you doing?

He was SO gentle with her - letting her pat him any time she wanted

soft puppy - she loved him SO much

Hey - what's going on in that car?

walk walk walk by the dogs!

Happy in the car with Gigi

Oh really Grandpa?

Lunch out with Great Aunt Joni

Loving her table mat from Grandma - clean and fun!

Mexican lunch out with the girls

I love my cup!

Shopping with Gigi

Genna in her pretty sleep sack

Hey - close that door!

Another fun dinner out

It was fun playing with Aunty Mariah too!

Cuddles from Great Grandma Sally

Is this my sleep bunny? No - it's her new super soft cuddly bunny from Denise and Jenny.

Grandpa is fun!

Singing in the car with Joni - she loved hearing 'The Wheels on the Bus'

Playing with Great Grandma Sally

And pulling all of the ziplocks out of the cupboard on our last day - fun!

We were THRILLED that my sister Megan's baby Alex arrived the day before we flew out

So tiny and so so cute - I just rewrapped him a little bit

Genna liked taking a peep at that cute little face too

Glowing New Mommy

Her first ever cousin - how exciting - I'm so glad she got to meet him :)

We had an amazing trip. Genna really bonded with everyone and had SUCH a blast.
When the plane was taxiing to take off from Minneapolis I burst into tears. It was so hard to leave, we just had SUCH a great trip. Genna looked up to see me crying and started to laugh and touched my face. That calmed me down - it was like she just knew that's what I needed. I do love that little pumpkin. At the end of the day she is Aussie but she is also a Minnesota girl :)


  1. Choked me up to read the comments and look at the photos from the blog of your Minnesota visit. It was a lovely time and Genevieve was so well adjusted and loving with everyone. We cherish our memories and look forward to seeing our Genna and her parents in the future. Love and Hugs, Grandma

  2. Urgh - I hate the long distance goodbye. Imagine it is even worse when the babies are going too :( However, as overhead someone say at the departure terminal a couple of years ago, "It's never good-bye, just see you later." :) Sounds like you had an awesome time and with plenty of people wanting to see you again, the next trip isn't too far away :)

  3. You are so good about keeping this blog up and running. I appreciate it! Very touching entry Mo. Saying goodbye is so so hard.