When we pulled up into the driveway of Thomas' parents' house, we were greeted by all the family who live in Baton Rouge with incredible enthusiasm! We were pretty excited, too. I wish that I could show you all that we did in that first week, but actually a lot of it involved sleeping to try to get our bodies straightened out. Here are just a few of the many pictures that were taken that first week, but it will give you some idea of what we were up to, besides sleeping.
Our grand welcoming committee! Thomas' brother had this old door that they painted with a beautiful welcome sign with everyone's names. Very fun!
Close-up of our sign
Isaiah meeting his cousin Luke for the first time.
Grandma and Grandaddy knew how much Isaiah loves playing in a sandbox, so they made sure that they had one ready for him!
Soon after we got there, Thomas' sister Elizabeth and her family came, too! Isaiah and Jake ate breakfast together every morning.
And of course, there was special Grandaddy time.
And lots of new toys to play with all over the house.
Getting some "boy-cousin" time with Nathan, Nevil and Jake.
The three newest grandchildren from youngest to oldest: Luke, Jake, Isaiah
Isaiah LOVES his cousins!
Even the big boys couldn't resist the pool Grandma and Grandaddy had for the little boys.
Rich did a crawfish bowl for us! Yum!!!!!!!!!
And here's the crew: Grandaddy and Grandma with their 7 grandchildren (and I don't think they're done!) Kayti, Kristy, Nathan, Nevil, Isaiah, Jake and Luke
Our first week was quite grand! There were plenty of fun moments not pictured, but I think I did better the second week after Yazoo City. We had such a great time catching up with our LA family!