Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Canaan and a New Babe

We were so lucky to be in Connecticut at the same time that my brother Matt and his wife Ashley were going to bless their newest baby girl, Cecelia. They live in New Canaan, about an hour away from Ryan's parents, and they were kind enough to let us use their car to go to church with Matt and his family. Matt and Ashley even got to teach a portion of the combined RS/Priesthood meeting which was fun for us to hear.

It was so fun to see Samuel and Eli... Sophia is still talking about them!  Liv was great with CeCe and Sophia really wanted to get her hands on that cute girl...  we kept telling her to "hold her piggies" so she wouldn't jab her in the face or spread too many germs. I love the photo of her dutifully holding those piggies. It was fun for all of the kids to spend a little time with cousins that we don't get to see nearly often enough. We ate a yummy lunch with Ashley's family and loved having a chance to visit with them.

Before we headed back to Old Saybrook (where Ryan's parents live) we stopped by a new facility of Blue Streak inside Chelsea Piers in Stamford. Matt works so hard running this sports training gym (now with multiple locations). He showed us all of the neat equipment that they use to train athletes in all different kinds of sports--back there lacrosse and hockey are a pretty big deal, but they also help athletes with soccer, football, track, etc. Liv and Coleman loved trying some of it out and they thought that posing for photos was pretty fun. Sophia napped in the car with Ryan during our tour :).

It was so good to be with Matt and his family!