Well, we took him back to the airport this morning and it was sad, but hopefully time will fly. Miah understood this time that Dad was leaving so he was upset and crying. Jake was trying to be tough but he had tears in his eyes and kept hugging Austin. Kora was Kora, trying to avoid the entire situation by being silly and making faces when Dad was trying to tell her goodbye. It's her own way of coping. I didn't think I would cry again but I forgot that I'm pregnant so yea...
Enough about the present, let's skip to the past! When Austin was here we all went to the pool on Saturday before the baptism. Miah was too scared to get in the big pool. I guess he's regressed since last year. We had him jumping in the deep pool and even putting his head under water back then. Now, he starts screaming and crying when Austin just HELD him in the big pool. It's annoying to me. I really cannot be patient about it, it just makes me mad. He freaks out like someone is trying to kill him or something and it drives me NUTS.
The two bigger terds swam in the big pool with Austin doing all sorts of tricks.
Here's one, for example.
Here's one, for example.
After we swam, Jake was dead tired and HOT HOT HOT. He passed out on the concrete.
Floating beauty enjoyed her alone time. She always does.
Before we left for the baptism, I had Kora take a preg picture for me. Well not for me, for YOU all. Here's 35 weeks in my favorite color...BLACK. I've come to realize that every outfit I wear is black now because I feel so large in anything else.
Here's nervous Jake on the way to the baptism.
Miah wanted to take a picture of me and Koko and this annoyed her. I thought my face looked thinner than usual in this pic so I still posted it. Sorry Kora.
We had cake, cookies and ice cream after the baptism. We just grabbed them at Kroger, nothing too fancy, but it was patriotic. Jake seems to have a patriotic theme about his life anyway so it went well.
After the baptism the 4 dudes took a picture together. The only one NOT making an odd face is my Jake. OH, and after the baptism, when they closed the doors to allow Jake and Austin to go change, they didn't go change. They went BACK into the font and swam for a bit. Rebels.
My sweet cousins Emily and Michael and Chloe came to the baptism. It was SUPER nice of them to come ALL the way from Allen. Thanks cousins :)
Afterwards, Jake picked Chilis for us to grub at. He got a nice watch from Pops, Kim and Evan, scriptures from me and Austin...
And then his own digi cammies from Austin.
He LOVED the cammies and couldn't stop smiling.
Miah got a hold of the camera again and took another picture of Koko. She wasn't annoyed this time, only silly.
The next day, Kora, Austin and Miah cuddled up in the bed to watch Kora's FAVORITE episode of Hannah Montana. She specifically requested that Austin watch it with her because it was a new one he hadn't seen yet.
Then she gave herself a makeover because I gave her my mascara that I don't like anymore.
It was a nice weekend and it didn't fly by like I thought it would. Well, it DID, but not as bad as I thought. I had been wishing and hoping that each moment would be cherished and they were. Austin and I were able to sneak away on Sunday night to a movie and have a short but fun date just us two! OH and Raschel...if you'll look up at the preg pic of me, you'll see in the background that we have bunk beds and then another mattress on the floor where the kids sleep when we need "alone time" as you put it! *wink* Although, I must say that with a 9 month belly "alone time" is quite a task! Is that more than everyone wanted to know?