Thursday, April 30, 2009

One more Grandma and Papa Post

The day after the Pink Palace was Brandon's Birthday. While Hyrum was at preschool in the morning, the little kids, my parents and I snuck off to the "neighs" to get one more ride in. The kids were so cute patiently waiting for it to be their turn on the carousel. Like always, the kids really enjoyed themselves. After the carousel, my dad gave me two quarters to play Dance, Dance Revolution. I had a great time, but felt like a little kid.

You can read what we did for the rest of Brandon's Birthday here. I forgot to mention for Brandon's birthday we also had pizza for dinner at the park before soccer practice. The picture below was too cute not to post!The next day was spent packing and getting ready to leave in the afternoon. The kids (as well as myself) had a difficult time saying good-bye. Ben cried for over half of the way home for his beloved papa and grandma. Now when he sees an airplane he looks at me and says, "Papa, airplane." I think he is trying to tell me that papa came on an airplane. Also, if I tell him that papa wears a hat he will do it and tell me , "Papa, hat." The other day I heard him talking to himself and he said, "Papa, yellow." I think meaning papa like the color yellow. He is too funny. I think these pictures below show how much he really loves his Papa.We loved having my parents visit some of the highlights from the visit are playing football, wrestling, hide-n-seek, reading books, snuggling in bed in the morning, etc. I think the list also included having someone to cuddle with at all times. One of the days Ben was having a hard time taking a nap even though he was really tired. My mom asked him if he wanted to come and sleep by her and he got the biggest grin on his face and said yes. He then climbed on the bed by her and snuggled right up. She said he didn't move an inch and went straight to sleep.Hyrum also enjoyed snuggling with papa during his nap time and watching a movie instead of sleeping.Emmy loved being a little mother hen towards my mom while she was here. My mom has had many foot problems recently. Emmy was always worried about her boot and her owie foot. She was quick to bring my mom her boot if she didn't have it on. Grandma was the one who "saved" Emmy anytime she got in trouble which scored many points with our little diva. Emmy was also so cute with my dad. She would give him little kisses and climb on his lap just because. It was too cute. Emmy had such a great time with both my parents. Hyrum couldn't get enough of them. He always wanted to be with my parents during their visit. He would tell them over and over again while they were here how much he loves them and how he missed them. He even talks about now how when they will come again when it is his birthday and they will go to Chuckie-E- Cheese.We love you Gramaw and Papa! Thank you for coming to visit us!


Tiffany said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with your parents. It's always hard to say goodbye. Are you going to Utah this summer? Jared's getting married July 2nd so I'll be there from June 24th-July 13th.

Mandy said...

aw, it's so hard to live far. I think that Zac thought that my mom lived on the airplane. When he would see one, he would say that maw was on there. One time when we left Indiana, Zac cried for my mom all through the security line. I was bawling too. What a wreck we were. So hard.

You have great parents that love you all very much!