Monday, June 26, 2017

The first visitors of the summer!

*I know tonight's post is coming to you a bit late, but as hard as I tried to work ahead, this weekend's big adoption event took up much time.  

The last day of school was on a Friday.  Later the same weekend (Sunday night) Grandpa Tom and Grandma Judy drove into town.  The kids were VERY surprised to wake up and see them on Monday morning.  Tom and Judy were able to stay until Wednesday afternoon.  

T had her first day of Safety Town (will be discussed more in a future post) from 10:30-12:30.  We played around at the house before Safety Town.  Tom and Judy brought up Legos and everyone enjoyed working and creating with them. T can spend hours doing this!  MANY games were played.  We gave M the Uno game for finishing 1st grade.  I thought it was a super clever gift, but mainly we didn't have the game and he loves it and I knew it would be a good activity for the summer, especially on rainy days. 

--- This is where my prep of this post ended a couple of weeks ago.  Now by brain is fuzzy so I am going to sort the photos by activities!

Uno was all the rage around here at the beginning of the month.  The have transitioned to "war" now, but maybe tomorrow that could change.  M has a card holder, but T doesn't so she used a box to block her cards. 
T: I like to keep the "Draw 4" cards for the perfect time. 

T: Grandma Judy and I played together. 
A few minutes later and dressed for the day...

T: Dad, are you looking at my cards? 
Brandon and the kids were really into kickball early in June.  Brandon really loves to get the kids out.  Grandpa Tom joined in the fun. 

M: Daddy can really throw the ball hard!
Legos were a huge hit with both kids!  T spends some time most days playing with them.  I am quite sure these legos (which are over three decades old) have been used for pretend make-up more in the last couple of weeks than there entire existence.

T: I love to make houses with make-up stations. 
M: I guess legos can be pretty fun. 
The kids and the grandparents had fun with indoor AND outdoor Yahtzee.  M even got a Yahtzee. 

M: Five of a kind!!!
One child had a better Yahtzee experience.  

M: Some games are pretty intense. 
Every year over the 4th of July we shoot off rockets.  The kids were able to make their rockets while Tom and Judy were here.  

They all had fun!

T: We had to make it in a very specific way. 

Grandpa Tom has a hunch that T might be a dentist one day.  She loves to look in a touch his mouth.
T: I am not totally sure I want to be a dentist.  

There were many books read.  The look on all of their faces tells you this was a pretty funny book.  

M and T: Read it again Grandpa!

One afternoon the kids decided to run through the sprinkler.  It was still way too chilly in my opinion, but they were eager and our backyard is pretty sunny. 

M: I made a waterslide for T. 

M: Hey T, come over here. 
T: Grandma Judy, do you want to get wet? 
T: First we tried the little star sprinkler. 
T: Then we got out the long one that shoots everywhere. 
M and T: Strike a pose!
It was so wonderful to spend time with Tom and Judy.  The adults even watched a movie together after bedtime.  We watched Lion.  What an intensely amazing film!  Tom and Judy also took the kids to Chick-fil-A and to the Y on Monday so that Brandon and I could have some time together and get some things done.  We were super productive.  Not only did we eat a favorite spicy meal together, but we weeded all around the house.  We are very thankful for our together time!

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