Thursday night the boys got their hairs cut and then we went for ice cream afterwards. They looked so spiffy with their new cuts. Just in time for Grandma Dixie to come and just in time for Easter weekend too.
Friday I had the day off of work because we were planning on meeting up with Robin and Trent (and the kiddos) while they were still in the area. Liam and I were home all morning. He was such a good boy and let me take some photos of him in the front yard. It was a gorgeous spring day!
Daddy got home and we three left to meet up with Robin and gang at Chuck E Cheese's. It was so good to see everyone, especially Henry. He was my snuggle bud pretty much the whole time. I have been so excited to meet him and he didn't disappoint. Thanks, Robin, for indulging me.
Liam loved all the toys and games at this place with the "big mouse"... He would play the game as best he could, then gather his winnings like a real grown up... folding the tickets just right, then stuffing them in his pockets (video to come). Later he was grooving to the music as he ate his pizza and even gave that "big mouse" a high five. What a little man!
After the lunch party, the gang came back to our house. I had laid Liam down for his nap right before Robin and family got here. An hour later Liam hadn't slept a wink and was downstairs playing with the kids. Yep, he got out of his crib (on his own accord), opened his door and came downstairs because he KNEW there was more partying going on. He really enjoyed Tucker's company. I would love to have Tucker around here more often. What a cute pair they were.
Robin went over to see her old house and the dads went to wash the car. I had 4 kids for a bit and it was as easy as pie. They were so good with each other. Charlotte just played with the boys and Henry would do his own thing crawling all over. I was amazed at how careful the other kids were with Henry when he'd come to drool on the toys they were playing with. Tucker especially knew how to be gentle. Made me miss these kids (and their mom) even more... why did you all have to move to Arizona?
Friday evening Grandma Dixie arrived! He's been talking about her all week long and finally he got to see "Gram!" Liam gave her a nice greeting with a big hug! She was tickled that he hugged her so soon with no warming up. Once we all came inside, she gave Liam some gifts. He opened up a bag full of Crayola Color Wonders and started his art work immediately! A little later, there was a bigger gift to open... a Radio Flyer Tricycle! Daddy put it together and we all went outside to see Liam actually peddle that thing! Such a big kid!
THANK YOU GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!
Saturday (today), we got up and around and out of the house by 10am. We made our way to Thanksgiving Point to face a much larger crowd than last year's Easter Eggstreme. We paid to get in then totally skipped all the activities (long lines) that we paid for. We went straight to the farm animals.
It was a brisk day so Liam was feeling kinda chilly. Daddy carried him most of the time as we went through to see all of the animals. We had a warm break when we went inside to see the baby chicks and ducklings. There was a yellow chick and a brown one. We decided to buy the yellow one. Liam and Grandma were in the back seat giggling with that little chick all the way to IFA (where we picked up some feed and two more chicks that will lay eggs eventually). More giggling commenced in the back seat on the way home... three chicks that are a week (or less) old.
Much handling of chicks took up the rest of our afternoon and evening (plus lunch with Uncle Drew and a nap). Liam can't get enough of our chickens who live in a box in my sewing room. Their names are Yellow, Peanut and Caramel. Liam's is Yellow, Daddy's is Peanut and mine is Caramel. Liam let us each have one of his chicks... so nice to share!
You can see all three days worth of photos HERE.