Sunday, November 30, 2008

My mom's visit--a little late

I forgot to post pictures after my mom's visit a few week-ends ago.

The boys were so happy to see their far-away Grandma! (They call her "Grandma-who-lives-in-Washington." It cracks me up.)

The last time my mom was in town was when Bridget was born--a lot has changed since then in our family, but also in hers. She was married last spring, and her new husband Jim was able to come along and meet the family.

It was a short weekend, but we had a lot of fun seeing Grandma and getting to know Jim. Jim is in the navy and he was able to attend the Veteran's Day celebration at the kindergarten. Henry was pretty excited to bring an honored guest and his class made a card thanking Jim for his service. Very sweet.

Grandma and Jim treated the boys to brand new cowboy boots after one of the boys (I can't remember which one) let Grandma know that their old boots just weren't working out anymore. I think he may have actually even asked her to replace them--precocious child! At the first place we looked for boots, the boys talked Grandma into buying them 'coon-skin caps. They're so adorable and this week it's been cold, so the boys are wearing them instead of regular winter hats.

No trip to Texas would be the same without a visit to Sonic for a special drink and their incredible playland!
My mom got some great bonding time with Jonah:

and Bridget. Henry was in school but still got to spend some fun time with Grandma.

The last morning they were here we enjoyed donuts and chocolate milk at the donut shop before taking Henry to school--that was a big treat!
Thanks for the fun visit, Mom and Jim! We all had a great time and look forward to the next one!


~Just A Thought Ginger said...

There is nothing quite like some good family time.
The kids are cute as always :)

By the way, I'm wondering how cold it was outside? Yesterday we went to Waxahachi and Alfred wore shorts and Beto was dressed for winter...hmmm.

Heidi Jo said...

i bet it makes you miss her so much, and she the kids as well!

what a wonderful weekend together! grandma's are irreplacable...near or far!

Andrea said...

I'm glad you had such a great time with your mom.

I saw the hats in other pictures and I was wondering when they got them. They are just tooo cute!

That Christmas tree was funny!I would have been quite upset if I was trying to surprise Patrick and that happened. I'm trying to learn to roll with the punches though.

We miss you guys!

michelle said...

SOOO great when the "far away grandmas" come and visit. Good times!!

Marybeth said...

What fun pictures. I'm so glad that you all had such a great visit and the kids got to re-bond with Washington grandma.

Kim said...

It was fun getting to meet your mom! I'm glad she was able to stay longer than was planned.

I know the kids were sad to see her go, but what a fun visit you guys had!