One of Kate's favorite things to do now is get
|"What? Me coerce Grandpa?"|
|This beautiful girl is growing up waaaayyy too quickly.|
|She pretty much has him wrapped around her little finger.|
|This little guy does too.|
|Jack with his favorite book and favorite Grandpa|
We always look forward to taking a little trip south to see two of our other favorites! Our last visit to see this handsome pair was Christmas.
Even the dog, Palin, came out a winner on this one, because she got the mattress from Noah's toddler bed, along with Spiderman sheets!!! :-)
Picking the boys up at school when we arrive is always a real treat (a sweet reunion indeed) for all of us. It goes without saying how thrilled we are to see them, but they are always happy to see us as well, as evidenced by eyes lit up, big smiles, lots of stories and news to tell us, all the while jumping up and down with excitement. One of the first things Noah had to share with us was that he now has a workbook at school. Do you remember your first workbook? (Brady reminded us that he has had a workbook for two years.)
We stopped by the park to play.
Then we headed for home for a little snack and some rest before the big Motocross event that evening. Yessiree, we saw our first motocross ever and what an adventure that was.
Those boys love motorcycles! (So does Papa!)
|Dear Heart a/k/a Papa, a/k/a Grandpa f/k/a Bampa|
On Saturday, Brady was up with me for our early morning visit, and we had a couple of rounds of Yahtzee and a game of Guess Who before Papa was up and headed out to bring home the donuts. (Noah says, "I love Papa 'cause he always brings donuts!")
The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Sunshine, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, 70 degrees and, best of all, NO Texas wind that day so, after lunch, Sara suggested we go for a bike ride. That was truly one of the most enjoyable times of all - Sara, Brady and I on bicycles and Noah pushing along on his scooter all around the neighborhood. We took a break every so often so they could look around and explore, or just rest.
Leaving them is always difficult and they don't want us to go. No luck trying to convince Papa to stay another night. (LOL! Noah says, "Nonnie, next time you come by yourself and leave Papa at home so you can stay longer!" That little zinger warmed my heart for sure!)
We take pleasure in every moment.