Sunday, May 24, 2015

Grandma and Grandpa's Visit

We were SOOOO excited to have Grandma and Grandpa Knight come for a visit.  We thought we had some really nice weather while they were here.  
You will notice that the Washington Knights are wearing shorts and t-shirts, while the Arizona Knights are bundled in layers of jackets.  This was Grandpa's first time exploring what Rebecca calls "the magical woods."
This is a landmark in the Big Finn Hill woods that we call the hug tree.  It is a huge tree with branches so dense that nothing grows on the ground beneath it.  It takes our whole family to reach around it.
We can never have enough Grandma and Grandpa time.  Grandma tirelessly reads stories, pushes swings, and plays card games.  Grandpa is a bottomless source of gum, candy, soda, and videos, although he is very conscientious about not overloading the kids with any of these things.

B wanted to go to the zoo (as usual), so we took the GPs.  Of course we picked the coldest day of their visit to spend our morning outside.
Eloise and Grandma had to snuggle for warmth.

Aren't hippos just the funniest looking animals?  They have those hilariously short, stubby legs on their fat bodies, and when they breathe it sounds like a boat engine.  I totally understand why this is B's favorite part of the zoo.
B has a special bond with Grandpa.  It is appropriate that these two share a middle name.
Isn't Sammy tiny in his Big Bird suit?
We decided to get out of the wind in the zoomazium, where B proceeded to collect every available stuffed animal in a pile. . .
. . . so that he could snuggle in for a cozy rest.
B has gotten a lot of comfort from stuffed animals and fuzzy blankets lately.
We left the zoo just as rain was starting to fall, and arrived home to a driving deluge of rain.  A rest in front of our screens and out of the weather suited us just fine.
Grandma and Grandpa's visit included the first Thursday of the month, which is free museum day in Seattle.  We took Grandma to the Museum of History and Industry.  Grandma got to explore the exhibits at her leisure while Jared, Eloise, and B created fabulous inventions.
Jared produced two prototypes of what he called the "super 2-wheeler."
Eloise was very pleased with her tricorn hat, like the ones worn by the early European explorers in the Pacific Northwest.  Jared decorated his with a skull and crossbones.
Somehow we did not end up with any pictures with Grandma at the museum, but I promise she was there.

We were so very happy to have Grandma and Grandpa here for a visit.  They were probably relieved to get home to peace and quiet, but we wish that they could have stayed longer.

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