Last Few Days with Grandma and Grandpa

Story told by: Lainey

Unfortunately Grandma and Grandpa had to go home today. It’s always sad to see them go, but we’re grateful for the time we get with them. We had a great last few days with them!

One morning while I was in preschool, Henry took Grandma and Grandpa to the library because he was so excited to show them big boy story time.

As usual, Brody wasn’t interested.

After throwing a temper tantrum and kicking a friend’s baby in the face (Mommy was soooooo proud), Brody was moved to the kid-free toy area.

After I was done with preschool, we went to Old European for lunch.

Henry devoured his blueberry pancakes.

And Brody tried to fit an entire abelskiver in his mouth at once.

That night was Awards Night for AWANA.

In my two years as a Cubbie, I had to memorize 49 verses.

My award! I’m read for Sparks next year (and Henry gets to start as a Cubbie)!!

Of course we had to visit Ferdinand’s for ice cream.

Henry’s doctor has recently said his stomach is improving enough to have dairy, so he loved getting the best ice cream ever!

Grandma woke up too late to grab breakfast, so this ended up being her breakfast. I can’t wait until I’m an adult and can do that!

After we finished our ice cream, we started asking Grandpa to share his ice cream with his. Thank goodness he was feeling generous!

After ice cream, we went to the nursery because Grandma wanted to buy a few flowers to put in Mommy’s pots in front of our house.

Henry and I each picked out some beautiful flowers.

When we got home, Grandma went outside into the cold, windy weather to plant, and we watched from our warm spots inside.

While Grandma was planting flowers, Grandpa and I went on our special date (to which I’d been counting down the days)! I first requested lunch at McDonald’s. After that we walked across the parking lot to the dollar store.

Then I wanted to go to Crimson and Gray.

Then we went to the arcade at the bowling alley.

Then we went to Wal-Mart for a few more toys. Mommy titled this date as the “Grandpa Can’t Say No” date, but I titled it as “The Best Date Ever because I Got So Many Cool Toys” date.

That evening we had to go to Clarkston for a quick Costco trip, so of course we had to go to Fazzari’s for some delicious pizza.

The next morning Grandma and Grandpa took me to preschool, and then took the boys to Bonkerz.

And for the first time since I was ten months old, Mommy was left ALONE!!!!! in the house. She did party prep for Brody’s birthday party (made 48 cupcakes, puppy chow, and frosting), folded several loads of laundry (while watching “Ellen” and drinking coffee), and got some cleaning done. She was giddy over this!

After naps we met Daddy for swimming.

On Saturday morning, Grandpa got up early to go to the local bakery for a delicious breakfast.

Then Grandma and Grandpa went with Mommy to watch Henry at gymnastics.

Mommy introduced Grandma and Grandpa to Dutch Bros (which is where Aunt Elisa works in Phoenix). Delicious!

After soccer and naps, we had Brody’s 2nd birthday party! (Mommy will do another post for that party soon.) As is typical for a two-year-old’s birthday party, it was filled with temper tantrums and a lack of cooperation.

In the post-party chaos, Grandma and Grandpa were super helpful with getting us ready for bed.

Brody’s birthday isn’t for another week, but Grandma and Grandpa wanted to give him his presents while they were still here, so first thing this morning, he opened his presents (with some help from his wonderful siblings).

One final picture with Grandma and Grandpa before we took them to the airport. There were a few tears shed this morning, but we’re very excited to see them for camping this summer! Thank you for a great visit!

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