Monday, April 13, 2015

Boski 2015

Dayne J Marren  Palmer ~  It's Great to Be 8
I went a couple of days early before all the kids arrived.  Ash and I walked each morning on this beautiful tree lined street.  We also went to a Mexican grocery store to get the Chicklets for the tables and on the door was this sign.  I thought it was funny that it has no rats along with the cat and dog. 
Aaron and Dr Nat and boys came the day before Dane and Ethan and Nat and their family. The cousins were so happy to be together.   First order of fun right off the plane was an A's game. It was so fun to be together  We meet them at In and Out for lunch and then off to the game.
Dane brought Ethan's Oakland A's shirt that he got when he was about 11 and it kinds fit Alex. I think this is a cute picture of Alex and Addison and Dayne and Drew.  Ethan, Ashley and Aaron, my darlins.
Ashley, Natalie and Dr. Nat and Ethan and Ashley

The game was fun but the A's got killed 9 to 1. Dane and I with our favorite girl.   It was a beautiful day.  I told everyone to look this way and as you can tell they are all excited about having their pictures taken, only Dane looked:) 
Aaron, Dr Nat and Ethan watched half the game then went down to Stanford.  Ethan had an appointment with the football coach.  They toured him all around and did a great job of impressing him.  He loved that they had Gatorade on tap for the football players.

The next day we all went into San Francisco and went to Alcatraz. 

The little boys had read several books about Al Capone so they were especially excited about getting to go.
We all had head sets with a self guided tour.  The little girls even enjoyed the tour.  Alex is so cute when he smiles but he usually likes to try and look cool at all times.
Ethan, Alex, Peyton, Kade, Drew and Kade and Ethan.  Wonder where Crewe is?

I love these little girls.  Addison is almost 9 and Dayne just turned 8.  They were always happy to dress alike and to let me take their picture.  When we got home we noticed on Danes phone he had voice memos from the girls.  Addison said that they she was so excited that Dayne is being baptized and always wants to remember the day.  Daynes first said "sometimes old people forget, no offense but we want you to remember this day too.  I am so excited to be baptized tomorrow and I love you Tiger."

I guess this will be the family picture of  2015.  Hope we won't end up in the big house.

The view from Alcatraz of San Francisco.  When it is quite you can hear the sounds of San Francisco.  I bet it was hard for the prisoners.

Our Darlins Alex 14, Tiger, Ethan 16, Kade 101/2, Crewe 111/2, Drew 12, Addison 81/2, Dayne 8, Peyton 9, Me
April 11, 2015 Dayne was baptized.  All of Palmers and all the Schofields were there and it was just so perfect.  Dayne looked like an angel.  I love her.

Ashley. Rich, Crewe and Dayne 4-12-15

Now time to party.  My favorite one said "I hate tacos said know Juan."  We had a taco truck feed us all and Ashley did all the trimmings with even Mexican sodas. 

Dane hired a mariachi band and even sang La Bamba with the band.  The little girls twilled and danced.  He also got a pinata and filled it with candy and money.  It was all so fun.

After the party the boys went to the Porsche dealership while we girls went and had pedicures and the kids hot tubed and played at the park.  It was a perfect day and we will remember this day even though we are old.
It was so fun to all be together.  We ate lots of good food, played games and stayed up late.  The kids played video games, watched shows, played at the park and were so happy.  All 16 of us stayed together so we had kids sleeping on the floor, on the couch and every bed.  I was the happiest Mom ever.  I'm so grateful for eternal families and I am so blessed.  Love this family.  Thanks for having us Palmers.

Early Sunday morning, 4 AM, we all got up and started our journey home.  This cute thing was our pilot.

1 comment:

{natalie} said...

It was a very fun trip! It was so great to all be together in one house and I just love how much the kids love each other. Thank you for everything!