Friday, February 18, 2011

grandma and grandpa are here

My mom and dad are in town for a few days.
Dad is speaking at a conference this weekend
and they came a few days early to be with us and Brett and Jenny.
Yesterday we kept the boys home from school
because it was a half day and really when
grandma and grandpa are in town we feel like it is a family holiday.
We set a day aside in celebration of being with our favorite people.
The boys thought they were in 7 kinds of heaven.
There was Denny's for breakfast.
Any time they get to eat both bacon and sausage at the same sitting,
they cheer.
There were gifts and a trip to the lego store and target for more treats.
And then we came back home for an afternoon of leisure
to watch A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonians.
Dad took a nap. The boys built while the movie played.
Mom and I nursed hot cups of milky tea and raided Dad's birthday candy.
My mother-in-law, Lola, had given him a two lb. box of See's nuts and chews.
(Hello, lovely, See's nuts and chews!)
And the rain drummed steadily on the metal roof of our screened in back porch.
And I'm just going to say....
it just doesn't get any better than that.

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