Sunday, October 25, 2009

Grandma the Birthday Girl!

For the past three years, my mom has requested for her birthday a plane ticket to Memphis. Since her birthday was earlier this month, we had the wonderful opportunity for her to come and visit us with papa.

The kids were extremely excited when it was grandma's birthday. They loved singing Happy Birthday to her!

For her birthday, she wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese. Before we went, the kids gave grandma the birthday present which they help make. We gave her a bag with the kids' hand prints on it that read, "We Love Grandma!" Inside the bag we put a magazine for the ride home, some candy corn and a propel drink.Like usual, the kids had a great time at Chuck E. Cheese!

The picture below is of the boys in the monster truck. They, especially Ben, got nervous when the truck started to move.
Emmy loved riding in the princess carriage again!Ben found a little kid bowling game that he just loved! He was so enthralled with the game and played it a couple times. My favorite was when he would hit a pin(that is right, even just one), he would raise his little hands in the air and yell "Woohoo!" So cute!Hyrum was itching to play air hockey with Papa.Of course Hyrum would pick a game to play that he is a race car driver. My mom said that she wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese for the kids, but I really think it was because she really wanted to go. She loves/d to the play the game Deal or No Deal. She would get really into the game and was very focused.She would squeal with delight when she did really well and show disappointment when not doing as well as she would have liked.After Chuck E. Cheese, we came back home and had cake and ice cream. It was such a fun night; the kids were in heaven!

I am so grateful for my sweet mom. I love how she gets so excited for her birthday. I don't think I have met anyone else who gets this excited (okay, maybe Emily R.). I am so grateful for the love that she shows my kids as well as myself. She really takes the time to be an awesome grandma and considers her relationship with them a high priority. The kids love the way she will snuggle in the bed and read books or sing songs to them. I am grateful for her testimony of the gospel and her dedication to the Church. I love the way she takes delight in the little things in life. She is amazing at serving and caring for others.

I love you mom!

7 comments:

Greg and Tammy said...

What a fun visit and a darling Mom. Aren't interactive grandparents the BEST? So fun to see your children develop these wonderful relationships that will last forever. Your kids are so darling. Happy Bday to the twins!!

mamasteph said...

Aren't Moms wonderful?! Looks like ya'll had a blast!

Steph said...

How fun! And I love all the kid's halloween outfits :) I miss Chuck E. Cheese.

Brian, Emily, & Charlie said...

We love you too, Sarah!!! Happy Birthday!

Jill said...

What an awesome mom/grandma! Glad she's gotten what she's wanted for her birthday! Your mom is so sweet--I still have the blanket and burp clothes she made for me when I had Cambri.

Tiffany said...

How fun to have your mom come visit. And we LOVE Chuck E. Cheese. Did you know you can get coupons online on their website anytime? It makes for some great indoor fun when it's cold (and it's pretty cheap for going out to eat).

emily said...

ok natalie... it's about midnight and i should be in bed, but i have been catching up on your blog- i was just about to call it quits... when what do i see??? a little shout out to 12-12!!!! your mom must be a fabulous lady!! goodnight.