Monday, December 10, 2007

Top 10 things to do with Sean

My brother, Sean, came to visit us from Utah the week after Thanksgiving. We had so much fun with him. Hyrum would wake-up every day and tell me that he needed Sean; in fact, he still tells me that. Hyrum was so excited to see Sean when we went and picked him up from the airport. Hyrum was also bummed when Sean had to leave and decided soon after that it was his Papa's turn to come and visit him.

We loved having Sean here. He was so nice to help me out with the kids and was very patient and understanding with all the many things we had going on. We hope that Sean will come and visits us in the Mid-South again.

Here are the top ten things we did with Sean

#10 We went and saw the Mississippi River. We didn't get out to walk around, it was really rainy that day. However it is amazing how big that river is and we didn't look at the biggest part.

#9 On the same day we visited the river, we visited the Memphis Temple. It is one of the mini temples and very beautiful. Also, since it is raining we didn't get out and walk around.

#8 Having Sean come to Church with us was one of mommy's favorites. A kid per adult...heaven!
#7 Hyrum loved going to the mall with Sean. At the local mall they have a carousel. All children 5 and under ride free as long as they are with an adult. The first time I rode with Hyrum and he rode on the Dragon. The second time, Hyrum rode with Sean and he rode on a Reindeer. Hyrum loved riding on the carousel and waving to everyone.

We also stopped by the Disney store at the mall and Hyrum thought that he had died and went to heaven. So many of his favorite characters from shows were in that shop (Cars, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins and More).

#6 Having Sean here to hold two babies, another one of mommy's favorites. It took the babies a little while to warm up to Sean; especially Emmy. After he was here a couple days, they loved chilling with him.

Sean and the babies

(in their Christmas shirts that came from Sean's suitcase)

#5 Exploring Sean's luggage was a highlight for everyone. Grandma packed many surprises for everyone in Sean's luggage. His suitcase was very similar to Mary Poppins' bag, you never knew what would come out of it and many random things were in the bag. Everyone was so excited to find out what would come out next. Emmy even crawled in his suitcase so she could have a better look.
#4 Watching movies and eating popcorn together is one of Sean and Hyrum's favorite past times. The movie they usually watch together is Cars. Sean must of had the magic touch because within a few minutes, Hyrum was fast asleep.
#3 Hyrum loved having Sean here to take naps with him. Once again, Hyrum is still asking to have Sean to come and take a nap with him.

#2 Also while Sean was here, I had all the different colored dragons in the house defeated by my two knights. Not to mention that I, the princess, was rescued. Hyrum loved that game and Sean was kind enough to play it with him. If you notice in the picture below Hyrum has his big sword and Sean gets a wimpy diving stick. That is how it goes around our house if you play with Hyrum. He gets the nice coveted things in the house and the babies get the gimpy things.

The two knights!

(notice the swords!)

Defeating the blue dragon!

#1 Last, but not least, just having Sean here to read books, play cars and just give loves was the highlight of him being here.

Come visit us again soon!


Kathryn said...

What a busy week! I love when my family comes to visit especially on a Sunday. We all could use a little extra help with our crazy kids on Sunday.

Rebecca said...

What a great visit! Looks like Hyrum loves his Uncle Sean!

Jack and Bernice said...

Oh, your kids are getting soooo big! They are looking adorable!