Sunday, May 29, 2016

Grandma and Grandpa's visit

In anticipation of Grandma and Grandpa's visit, we put the other bunk on B's bed so that Eloise could share his room.  The bed had a ladder, but climbing up the dresser was more fun.  
 We had nice weather for a couple of days while Grandma and Grandpa were here, so we went to the beach.
 It was warm for us, but it wasn't actually warm enough for our Arizona relatives to contemplate going into the water.
 Sammy was in heaven.  He didn't even seem to mind the waves splashing into his face.  He is a water baby.
 Jared, Eloise, and B stayed in the water until they were cold, and then they came out to eat snacks and warm up in the sun before heading right back into the water.
 Sammy grabbed my hand or Grandma's hand and tugged us down the beach to every dog he saw, and a few ducks.  "Shadow! Go Shadow!"  The boy loves his animals.
 Rebecca and her boys joined us at the beach after Grant got out of school.  Then they came over for pizza night.  We tried to warn the grandparents about the Knight Christensen phenomenon-- eight children making the noise of forty children, but I don't think that there are words to adequately prepare one for the energy level of our rampaging combined crew.
I tied my old baby wrap that I don't often use anymore around the table for use as a hammock by persons under 40 lbs.  Eloise lived under this table for the next few days.  
 Here she is just waiting for Sammy to get out so that she can chill again.  She cried that I wouldn't let her sleep in it at night.  The sun is very bright in the mornings in the sun room, and Eloise needs to sleep until seven to have any self control, or else I might have considered letting her sleep there.
 Sammy in this windbreaker looks like a tiny grown up.
 When Grandma and Grandpa Knight come, they like to hang around and play with the kids.  We didn't venture much farther than our woods while they were here.
 B called Grandpa "Grand-pop" and laughed like crazy when Grandpa called him "Ben-pop" in return.
Todd and I got to go out to a movie while they were here.  It was nice to have a date.  We definitely don't do that often enough.
 Grandma played silly games over and over.  Here she is doing a search and find in the Friend magazine with Jared while Eloise reads the other side of the page.
 Thanks for coming, Grandma and Grandpa!  We always have a great time while you are here.

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