After our way-to-brief trip to Illinois, the 3 of us hopped on a plane for Denver to visit Mike's family for about 8 days. There was lots to do and celebrate! Cavin was off to meet, for the first time, his cousin Hunter. There was a lot of excitement surrounding Hunter and Cavin's first meeting since the boys are so close in age. For months leading up to the moment, there was a lot of talk about who's kid was going to beat up, sit on, or stomp on the other one...you know, typical bro-on-bro competition. However, other than an initial push by Hunter on Cavin's back (caught on video) and a follow-up punch by Cavin (caught here):
The two became best buds and learned to actually enjoy each other's company quite a bit.
Cavin also finally got to meet his grandma Melinda!
The first night we left the boys with Grandma Judy and Grandpa Leland so that we could head to the Avalanche game with Mike's dad and step-mom. It was a lot of fun! Kate and I impressed everyone with our knowledge of the game and the Avalanche players.
And look! Cavin has another boy cousin on the way!!
Christmas was fun for the boys! They were bombarded with gifts but ended up really enjoying the wrapping paper, boxes, and bows the most...
If Hilton and Chevron go down, we are debating putting these boys in the circus:
Although Cavin doesn't seem to excited about that idea (notice how all four Spruiell boys have the same "Spruiell nose"...just sayin'):
Hunter - Cavin's cousin and Erik and Kate's son
Erik - Mike's brother
Kate - Erik's fiance and our future sister-in-law
James - Kate's son
Amy - Mike's younger sister
Leland - Mike's step-dad
Judy - Mike's mom
Jonna and Baby J - Mike's older sister and cousin-to-be
Tod - Jonna's husband and our brother-in-law
Jamie - "Well, that's because its Shiner...and Texas is in his blood."