Fun with Grandma and Grandpa

Story told by: Henry

Grandma and Grandpa had to fly home yesterday. We were sad to see them go, but glad that we could have such a fun time with them. Here is a hodgepodge of fun from their visit.

Right when they arrived, they pulled out markers, coloring books, and stickers.

We played LOTS of games over the course of their visit. This Paw Patrol Trouble game was a favorite.

Brody and I got some special time with Grandma and Grandpa while Lainey went to school. We had some early morning movie watching/snuggles.

Puzzles!

And Perler Beads!

I got to go on a date with Grandpa! We went to McDonald’s, and then we went to go bowling. Except once we got to the bowling alley, I was so enamored with the games that we skipped bowling to play games and win prizes. It was a blast!!

When Lainey got home from school, she requested special time with just Grandma.

Mommy and Grandma love puzzles, so they worked on one in the evenings.

Grandpa is an early riser, so we got to have breakfast with him most mornings.

We went to the science center one morning, and showed Grandma how to dig for dinosaur bones.

After we picked Lainey up from school, Grandma and Grandpa surprised us with a trip to the new trampoline park in Moscow.

Lainey found one of her friends there!

I most enjoyed swinging in these contraptions!

Brody also loved them!

Such a blast!

Mommy and Daddy got to have a night away! They stumbled upon trivia night at a restaurant, so they stayed to play.

This is Daddy telling Mommy to put her phone away because phones weren’t allowed during trivia night. But in Mommy’s defense, she clearly wasn’t Googling anything. She was just taking pictures of her cute date.

They didn’t win, but had a great time!

At a spring WSU baseball game, Daddy had entered a contest and won a free stay at a local hotel. Mommy and Daddy used that getaway while we stayed with Grandma and Grandpa. Mommy and Daddy REALLY enjoyed sleeping in until 7 a.m. and having breakfast in bed. It was an incredibly rare slow, lazy morning!

After watching the Today show (which they never get to do!), they went out for brunch.

And after wandering through stores and doing a little Christmas shopping, they ended their date by drinking coffee and reading books. Perfect!

While Mommy and Daddy were on their date, Lainey had a half day of school. They were having their Thanksgiving feast!

Lainey wrote on her headband that she’s thankful for Santa, Grandma, and Grandpa!

After Mommy and Daddy got home, we had a quick dinner and went to the last WSU volleyball home game of the season.

Brody was mostly interested in eating popcorn.

Brody was thrilled to talk to Butch.

We entered a contest and won a signed volleyball!

After the game, Mommy and Grandma finished the puzzle!

On Saturday we woke up excited about the Apple Cup. Even Elf got in on it!

While Grandma and Grandpa watched their big rivalry game (Michigan vs. Ohio State), we went out for a walk to get some energy out.

Before the Apple Cup, Lainey got to go on her date with Grandpa. She made sure to grab her shiny gold purse.

They first went to McDonald’s and then to the arcade for a bit.

Then they went to pick out a toy.

She got a new doll! (Lainey also went to the dollar store to use her own money to buy me and Brody a present.)

Then it was Apple Cup time. We did Play-Doh, and the adults cried throughout the game. Not a good game. But, as always, go Cougs!

After church on Sunday, we went to see “The Star.” It tells the story of the first Christmas and the birth of Jesus. SO GOOD!! We were laughing quite a bit!

On Tuesday, while Lainey was at school and I was at preschool, Brody got to hang out with the adults. (It involved a yummy treat for him, so it was a pretty good deal.)

Grandpa stayed with me and Brody while Mommy and Grandma went to lunch and pedicures. They came back very relaxed!

Our last night together involved lots of games and books. Soaking up all the fun time we can get!

Before Lainey went to school on their last morning, we got a picture together.

And lots of hugs and kisses! We will sure miss them! Thanks for a great visit, and we can’t wait to see you in April!

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