Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Visit with The Folks

I know, I know. I haven't blogged in FOREVER! But, a lot has happened. Namely, my folks came to town for a nice long visit. We had a lot of fun :> I'll give you some of the highlights now while the boys are taking a bath:
  • Got to show off our new house and yard, which both mom and dad really liked.
  • T had lots of fun coloring with Grammie each morning while R went to school.
  • Went on a road trip to Holland, MI to see the windmills and tulips.
  • Saw a local minor league baseball game and sat in the "expensive" box seats with a waitress and everything -- the seats were onlyl six bucks! Gotta love small towns.
  • Went to the local airplane museum and sat in "every cock pit that was there" according to R. Mom and Dad got a kick at how much the boys know about planes and how M teaches them more and more all the time.
  • Went to a card making workshop with Mom and had some good mother-daughter creative time.
  • Went on a road trip to M's folks house for a really nice visit -- fishing, sand castle building, hammock sitting, board game (Pegs and Jokers) playing, boating, and general laughing, gabbing, and having a good time.
  • Almost 40 games of Pegs and Jokers with me and M against Mom and Dad -- after crushing them one of the nine nights of playing (they blame it on the wine and distraction of doing laundry at the same time) we ended up almost even, but M and I were ahead by two games when they left for the airport. What fun! We were addicted. The *minute* the kids were in bed, we were dealing the cards :>
  • Grammy improvised songs about each of T's stuffed animals, which had him in stiches for twenty minutes.
  • Planting more window boxes with my mom (I have five now and three planters full of flowers -- I think I'm done now!)
  • Just being together as a family.

All in all, it was a really great visit. Too bad I miss them already...


GreatAuntieP said...

That sounds like the perfect visit with the folks! What a great thing! Especially the part where you miss them already. They we're very impressed with Mike's knowledge about planes, way to go M! T's little face is already looking more mature. R is getting more and more handsome. Glad for you all about the neat visit! Next comes Auntie J.!!!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

And we miss you too! We had such a good visit - lots of fun memories were made. I had to write them down this morning so I wouldn't forget! BUT I forgot to write down the ball game . . . and that was ONE awesome ball game . . . we DO love those small towns! Thanks for a great time!

gramonthelake said...

Reading this brought a tear to my eye.I couldn't help remembering my parents many wonderful visits to our home in WI. There is nothing better on earth than Family! Grandpa & I also enjoyed G & G's visit & think of them as part of our family too. (Even though they beat us at Peg & Jokers) Mike's knowlege rarely surprizes us anymore. Not only could he fix every electronic thing we owned, he always seemed to know something about anything, even at a very young age. Shhh! The secret is....he learned it from his father.Yes, two peas in a pod.