Busy Summer Days

Story told by: Lainey

Na Na and Ba Ba came from Tacoma to visit us last weekend!

As soon as they arrived, Na Na pulled presents out of her bag and we got to work.

On Saturday, we went to the Farmer’s Market.

Ba Ba’s story may differ, but he practically begged us to share his hot chocolate, so we happily obliged.

Our traditional cookies!

I looked at Na Na with my cute, little eyes, and she couldn’t resist buying me this fairy. I named her “Dreamy.”

And Na Na bought the boys some fun cars.

After the market, we went to a BBQ at Pullman Building Supply (because who doesn’t love free food?!).

We started swimming with Dede last week, so Na Na stayed for the first week of swimming to help with Brody at home so he could nap while we were gone. (I’ll post more on swimming later. We’ve got lots of great videos!)

One morning we went to Stratton’s Cutting Garden with Na Na to pick some flowers.

The boys loved running through these rows of peonies. Mommy asked them to stop. They didn’t. Then they got talked to by an employee. Oops. Mommy just might know what she’s talking about.

Na Na put together a great bouquet when we got home!

We also got Ferdinand’s ice cream. Delicious!

On Thursday and Friday mornings last week, I got to go to Kindergarten Experience! This is a couple of days where the incoming kindergarteners get to experience class with the current kindergarteners.

My friend, Joseph, hung out with us early in the morning until it was time to go to kindergarten. We couldn’t wait!

I got my name tag on at the classroom, and then I barely glanced back at Mommy as I ran to the playground. I loved every minute of kindergarten, and I can’t wait until the fall!

Brody was fascinated with the words on the street by my school. He kept yelling, “What this say? What this say?”

Na Na did SO much with us last week. Lots of outside time, and lots of hugs and kisses. Before she flew home, we went to Cougar Country for a delicious dinner.

The best part of Cougar Country is the ice cream that comes with the kids’ meal!

After ice cream, we took Na Na to the Pullman airport. Thanks for everything, Na Na! We’ll see you in a couple of weeks!

Mommy and Daddy’s nine-year anniversary is next week, so they got away to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for a kid-free overnight getaway! They started with an amazing dinner at Satay.

Wine flight!

The next morning included breakfast in bed…

….coffee…

…and reading by the lake. Mommy was LOVING it!

They even got to hold hands while walking (instead of keeping the boys from running into the street or eating food off the sidewalk).

The best part was that they had no plans! They just strolled and explored.

They stumbled across a boat and RV show, so they had fun pretending to be prospective buyers.

And even though they’re on an adult-only trip, they couldn’t resist buying a little present for us.

Their final stop for the day was at the Dockside restaurant in the Coeur d’Alene Resort. They had lunch, but mostly went there for this ice cream sundae (called a “Gooey”). There were many flavors, but Mommy and Daddy chose the “Anniversary Gooey.”

It. Was. Delicious.

But Mommy and Daddy were STUFFED. After this, they grabbed some coffee, and drove home to pick us up.

While Mommy and Daddy thought they were away for a fun night, it was really us that had the best time. Henry stayed overnight with the Smart family, and even got to have a sleepover in Evan and Brendan’s room.

Brody and I went to stay at the Griffin’s house. Once Mac and Brody went to bed, Ivy and I got to stay up to watch “Trolls” and eat cookies.

We were so excited for our first sleepover!

Ivy’s mommy, Christy, said we giggled until 10 p.m. We had a blast!

Picture proof that we finally fell asleep.

We got to go to the park early in the morning!

And do a craft while the boys took naps.

After spending the night with the Smarts, Henry got to spend the day with the Schmidts. He played in the pool.

And then relaxed on the bouncy house with a drink. (And then took a quick nap before Mommy and Daddy arrived.)

Thanks to all of our friends who watched us this weekend. We had a blast!

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