A Visit From Cali

This past weekend, my favorite Californians came to stay with us to meet our sweet Charlotte, visit with the grandparents and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin weather. As always, it was soooo wonderful to see them. My aunt and uncle are just fun. They’re the kind of people that you just want to spend time with… no faking necessary, it’s just a relaxed and silly good time.

Every time they come to visit, my aunt bakes an absurd amount of the best damn chocolate chip cookies ever and either her almond poppyseed cake or her coffee cake. Both are pretty much the best thing you’ve ever had. And the thoughtfulness of these people is crazy. This visit they brought sweet Charlotte the most precious music jewelry box I have ever seen with this gorgeous locket for Charlotte (with a “C” and her birthday engraved on it). I mean… come on. Most perfect give ever, right? Both are in C’s room right now and she’s sleeping, but here’s a picture of the jewelry box from the internet…

Perfection.

Perfection.

It’s funny, they always thank us left and right for letting them stay with us, and honestly, I absolutely love having them. There’s no pressure and it’s just fun. I love being able to catch up with them and just getting some low key hang time. Anyway, they’re just wonderful… I’m definitely lucky to have them.

Not to make this a total blubber fest about my aunt and uncle, but they brought these indoor snowballs for my niece and nephew and oh my goodness. The whole fam was running around our house having a full on snowball fight… minus the freezing cold / runny nose / numb fingers thing. It was amazing.

Winding up!

Winding up!

The cutie petutie J.

The cutie petutie J.

The battlefield.

The battlefield.

Attack!!

Attack!!

Action shot!

Action shot!

Did I mention they also brought glow necklaces?

Did I mention they also brought glow necklaces?

 

And then there is my cousin. She is this adorable little LA love with a hilarious sense of humor and this roughness about her that’s just about my favorite thing on this earth. Spending time with her and chatting with her is probably one of my top 5 activities. A glimpse of her humor via some onesies she made for Charlotte…

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And every baby needs a designer denim diaper cover and tee… duh!

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There’s also this adorable designer denim dress, but that’s in Charlotte’s room, too.

Here are some more pictures from our very quick and amazing visit. Not pictured: the mancala / battleship faceoff between my cousin and I. Please come back for a rematch soon.

Mom, Stef & Mark cooking.

Mom, Stef & Mark cooking.

Charlotte checking out her naughty socks... another gift from my silly cousin.

Charlotte checking out her naughty socks… another gift from my silly cousin.

Baby C

Baby C

Bro, Cousin & I with Gramps

Bro, Cousin & I with Gramps

Tiny cousins!

Tiny cousins!

Shenanigans

Shenanigans

My fam :)

My fam 🙂

The moral of the story? Come back and visit soon!! xo

 

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5 thoughts on “A Visit From Cali

  1. Those indoor snowballs look like SO much fun! Of course, I live in New England, so I guess the real-deal will be before I know it. Honestly, I think I prefer your fuzzy – and warm- ones. Ha, ha. 🙂
    Glad you had such a great time with your family!!

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