Well, that was perfect timing! Grandma Rose’s visit happened to coincide with getting new instruments, first soccer game and bridging to Girl Scouts. I wish I could say we planned that, but it just happened. What we all could have done without was the extreme heat, but on the other hand, it gave us excuses for multiple ice cream outings, so at the end of the day, who’s complaining? (Ok, me, but still…)
Grandma Rose came in Thursday and we met her at the airport afterschool, then zipped home to dinner, Get Smart and lots of hugs. Then Friday the kids had school, but came home with their new instruments:
I know I’m biased, but I think they both have real talent (after one lesson, could I sound more like a Mom?) and they played with the instruments all weekend.
Saturday morning we had breakfast, and everyone played games
(James Bond Monopoly) And word puzzles…
Yes, those are biking gloves. Yes, it was almost 100 degrees and he’s wearing gloves, an undershirt and the socks pulled up like thigh highs. Yes, he almost got heat stroke and realized that those weren’t the best choices, and sometimes Mommy might have a point.
And one hot boy very intent on his ice cream.
Monday the kids had to go to school, but when they got home we went for more ice cream (had to get Grandma Rose her coffee ice cream- the place we went Sunday didn’t have it!) and souvenir shopping. Then dinner, a movie and bed and it was already time for Grandma to leave early the next morning. Another wonderful, packed, and too short visit…
And today (Yom Kippur) we had the day off, so we went to the El Capitan to see Aladdin as a treat for a very brave little girl who had her first Orthodontist appointment today. Relief: nothing to do but monitor it for the time being. So Molly and I are making dinner while Jacob and Chuck are at soccer practice… and another busy weekend coming up, one packed with sleepovers, so we have kids in a high state of anticipation!