Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Grandma came to visit

My mom came to visit over the three day weekend this month. We had so much fun! The kids loved having her here; especially Hyrum. He loved snuggling up to her at night in the luxurious blow-up mattress we have for guests. Ben enjoyed having an extra person to read to him the books he loves. Emmy loved having someone else to carry her around everywhere.

Hyrum also loved the chocolate milk she brought him as well as the new Cars blanket and pillow she made him. Emmy loved the beautiful necklaces she was given and you can usually find her wearing at least one of them at all times. Ben loved the stacking blocks he was given and enjoys when I help him build towers so he can knock them over.

We did a few fun things while she was here.
Some of my favorites were when we watched a movie together and had popcorn. Also, I couldn't forget to mention when she watched the kids so Brandon and I could go out on a date with some friends. We had a great time and we owe it all to my mom.
Some of the kids favorites were when they got to spend time with grandma while Brandon and I went out on our date. Grandma got the kids chicken nuggets and even bought the Aritocats for them to watch.

The kids also liked when we went to the mall to ride on the carousel; even the babies rode this time...they didn't like it very much. Hyrum on the other hand loved every minute of his ride and even rode twice this time.

We also went to the zoo. The animals were pretty active this time we visited. This was the first time that we really got the babies out of their stroller to look at the animals. Emmy went nuts! She loved looking at the animals. She would grip onto the fence and yell at those monkeys swinging in the tree. She would then point at and jabber about every animal she saw. It was really cute.Do you see all her necklaces?

Ben enjoyed being at the zoo. He especially loved all the room to practice his new discovery, walking. His favorite part was probably acting like a big boy like Hyrum by standing on top of a bench and looking at the animals.Hyrum has always loved the animals and this time was no difference. He loved looking at all the different animals with grandma. His favorite part this time was the Hippos. We were there for the keeper chat. The keeper of the hippos came out and feed those huge animals a snack and talked about the different facts about hippos. It was amazing to watch those animals eat. We were only a few feet from the hippos when they were being feed.
BubbleShare: Share photos - Find great Clip Art Images.We had a great time with grandma and can't wait for everyone to come in April!


Brianne said...

How fun! Looks like they love their Grandma! They are getting so big!

Kathryn said...

The zoo is so fun! Your kids are so adorable!

Bonnie said...

Aren't grandparents the best? It looks like the kids certainly enjoyed themselves.

Tiffany said...

How fun your mom could come visit. I;m jealous. It's hard being away knowing your family is missing your kids growing up. I can't believe how old the twins are looking. They are so cute.

Ace the Goat said...

Holy cow!! Your kids are so cute!! And man are they BIG!! I am so glad that your mom told us about your blog. I have a blog too, you should look at it. I can't wait to read and read all about you guys!
Love you tons!

Brad said...

Hyrum is getting so big. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun at the zoo. We still haven't been to ours. We use to take Jane to the Bean museum all the time. We called it the dead zoo.

Greg and Tammy said...

grandparents RULE!! Love the stories and pics!!

Brian & Emily said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like you guys had a blast!!! By the way -- your blog is absolutely ADORABLE! We miss you all like CRAZY!

The P*dunc's said...

Hey Natalie and fam! Glad we have your blog address now so that we can see your way cute family!

We are your neighbors (we live in Kentucky)! Are you in Memphis or nashville?

Kristen (your cousin)

Mandy said...

How fun to see your mom... I love my mom so much too. It is great that she is able to visit relatively often. I am sure she loves to see the kidos.