Two weekends ago we had some very fun visitors. My Grandparents came to town to visit all their family in the area. We all had a great time and it was so much fun to spend lots of time visiting with them and they were VERY helpful with the kids which was nice. Sadly it was literally freezing for much of their visit but they didn’t seem to mind. I felt like I wasn’t really well prepared because I had been quite sick for the first part of the week with some kind of reaction to my flu shot. They were very easy going guests though and certainly made my life easier while they were here.
They arrived on Friday. We went hung around the house and then went to Costco in the afternoon where Sam had Grandpa wrapped around his finger and even got him to go get him a second popcorn sample. That night we came home and made dinner and then Grandma and I did the food shopping for the big party we were having the next day. I slipped on a big puddle of water that had leaked out of the freezer. I was fine though, luckily it was me and not Grandma. Also, prior to dinner that evening there was some lively wrestling going on with Grandpa and the boys.
The next morning we had a big pancake breakfast and then got ready for the other guests that were coming that day. Josh and Stephanie, Dakota and Trae drove up from Tuscon to spend the day with us and later Dennis, Martha, Alex, and also Adele came to dinner. Dennis and Martha were also watching Jack and Lilly so they were here too. We had the Café Rio meal with sweet pork. It was so fun to have everyone here and visiting. The noise level was quite high with all the kids and their main activities of choice which were block and marble track, both of which are noisy.
Stephanie and Martha. It was my first chance to have a long visit with Stephanie in person and I really enjoyed getting to know her. Martha also enjoyed meeting her and they were able to discuss a lot of about Alex’s special needs.
A happy unsupervised boy with a lot of candy within reach.
Sam and the candy
That same Monday night Grandma treated us, Denis, Martha, Alex, Seth, Catherine, Adele, my grandpa’s niece Kim and her daughter to dinner at Sweet Tomatoes. It was a lot of fun. Sterling kindly took the boys and Chloe home after awhile and Belle and I got to stay and visit.
We were sad to see our visitors go and felt spoiled that they stayed with us for so long. Thanks so much. My kids like to tell people they have four grandmas (my two grandmas and their own two grandmas) and they are so blessed to know four grandma’s so well who all love them.