Because the rest of the car looked like this:
After racing out of school on Friday, we surprised the kids with a quick trip to Portland with their favorite cousins. Rich and Tiff and their crew and Matt and Jen and their two met up with us for a fun filled weekend to celebrate a few big happenings in our family: 1) Great Grandpa Jim's 85th birthday and his first trip to the temple 2) Uncle Matty's birthday 3) Lily's first birthday 4) Austin's first birthday and finally 5) Brad's 35th birthday! We basically celebrated all weekend long and ate our weight in cake. The kids swam every spare second and we laughed and loved our time together. Our kids adore their cousins and it is so fun to see them all together. Grandpa Jim was thrilled that we all made the trip to be with him and it made for a fantastic weekend. I hope we can make it an annual event!