Brandon's parents came to town at the very end of October. It was a very fun time to have family in town. They were able to carve pumpkins (see previous post) with us as well as trick or treat! Such fun!
They arrived on a Friday afternoon. M was at school and T was napping. They made such great time that I was able to go for a short walk while they stayed at home with a sleeping T. As usual, their visit was a surprise. M was VERY excited to see their van in the driveway and to see them sitting on the steps when he got off the bus! He was thrilled to go through his back pack with them and tell them all about Kindergarten. He even got some wrestling in before T woke up. T was very excited to see the surprise guests as well!
|M: I can't believe you are here!!!!|
|M: I love you Grandpa Tom!|
|M: I am so glad you are here Grandma Judy!|
|M: This is a little book that teaches us our sight words.|
|M: We sound out words and guess how to spell them.|
|M: I've got you Grandpa Tom.|
|M: I think I am falling off.|
|T: AHHHHHH!!!! You are really here! I knew you would be here!!!! (She loves to say that when she is surprised)|
|T: I love you Grandma Judy. You give great hugs.|
Brandon's mom made some tasty soup for dinner. What a great gift it is that she preps and brings a meal for us! After dinner clean up we carved pumpkins. It was a good night.
Saturday morning we woke up to rain. We were quite bummed as our community does a festival for kids downtown each year and it would be very wet this year. The kids were SO EXCITED to put on their costumes. Thanks to Amazon and hours of decision making, the kids got just the costumes they wanted!
|T: I l REALLY look like a princess!|
|M: I am officer M. I am going to direct traffic.|
|I can see so much of their personalities in this one!|
|T: I sure love my best big brother!|
|T: I am going to get you M!|
|M: Even the back of the uniform looks real!|
|Sweet reading time.|
|T: I want every book about princesses. I don't want any other books.|
|Making our way downtown.|
|S is leading the way!|
|It is a great thing we had a police officer with us to help us cross the street!|
The kids got A LOT of candy. Wow! I am thankful a large percentage of it was chocolate so they were not able to eat it. Being allergic to dairy pays off for parents on Halloween. Our kids consume less candy and Daddy scores all the chocolate. This year he had to share with his parents. Luckily he is great at sharing.
|T's stash... on the floor... in a pile!|
|M's stash... on the table...sorted perfectly!|
|T: I have a great card to put down.|
|T: Look at this one Grandpa Tom!|
|Every once in a while I get a short lived cuddle. I think she might be trying to get away!|
|T: Grandma taught me some clapping games. They were really fun and hard work too.|
The kids' school was doing a "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" thing so we got a bunch of change and had them walk around the basement collecting change from the adults. They enjoyed this and I felt much better about them getting money from family than about them asking neighbors for money on trick or treating night.
Sunday morning was filled with church and Sunday School. During T's afternoon nap M and Grandpa Tom headed back to the Y for more swimming. We went out to eat on Sunday night. The kids had school on Monday so after waving to each of the buses, Tom and Judy headed home as well. Grandpa Tom was able to help T eat breakfast and take the items off her chart!
|T: Please say "Busy Bee" Grandpa Tom!|
|T: Thank you for helping me with my breakfast!|