Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Family, Fun and Sunshine

I wanted to share a little more of our trip to Wisconsin and our time spent with our family there.
I shared in my previous post that I arrived just a few hours after baby Rose was born.  That evening I went home with the three younger children and we had pizza and movie night in the living room.  It is their family tradition to have this on Friday evenings but Rose's birth delayed things so we had Saturday pizza and movie night.

We watched Indian In The Cupboard and ate delicious pizza at the coffee table.

Dad and Mom and sleepy baby Rose

The family together when we visited Julie and Rose at the hospital.

Rose came home on the 4th of July so she received a special hat for her trip home.

The kids and I made a special cake for our 4th of July celebration.
Each of them were responsible for one stripe on our flag.
Lily did remind me that there are not the right number of stripes on our flag but we agreed that this would do for this occasion.

The neighbors shared in our celebration.

I have to share a picture of the beautiful rose in Julie's garden.

We took a few day trips with the kids to give Julie and Rose some quiet time at home.
These pictures are from a nice park not far from their home.
It was a hot day and there was not much shade so we didn't stay too long.  We ended up at a McDonald's for lunch that had a nice play area.

This picture is from our trip to the movie theater at the mall and lunch at the food court.

The water park was fun and there was a great play area right next to it.  We staked out a little shade tree where we managed to stay pretty cool.

I think Rose had had enough picture taking.
The family all together at home.

Wisconsin gourmet, brats and hot dogs.
Everyone's ready for Rose's first day at church.

Her little dress was a gift from Aunt Amy and her family.

Julie's neighbor gave Rose this little onesie.

Brad and Julie at the airport.
Hugs and a few tears, time to fly home.
We had a wonderful time!


  1. I know you hated to leave. You have a beautiful family.

  2. Ah, it did look like a great time. I feel so sad for you that you had to leave that precious family. And that cute!

  3. Hi Sherry,

    Wonderful photos with the new baby! Doesn't the time go so fast when we are visiting family?

  4. Such great pictures! Sounds and looks like ya'll had wonderful, quality family time. The red, white and blue cap for Rose is just precious and the cake looks delish! Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  5. Little Rose is just beautiful Sherry. There's nothing quite as wonderful as family time.

  6. She's so cute! And Julie looks AMAZING for just having a baby! So glad you guys got to get away and celebrate this wonderful event with them!

  7. There's nothing so wonderful as welcoming a little one into your family, is there? Thanks for sharing with the lovely pictures, Sherry!