Blog Archives for category Grandparents

Happy 5th birthday, Katie!

The day started by opening a present from papa and Grannie (that has been in our closet for probably two years now)—doll bunk beds. She was over the moon!

  
Picture with the birthday girl!

Opening her birthday cards—the same card from two people and the zebras matched her outfit! What are the odds?!

The official picture.

10# of lobster

As a thank you to the grandparents for watching the kids, we bought four lobster—two insanely huge ones (probably 3.5# each) and two regular-sized ones.

  

We don’t have official lobster implements…but these worked fine.

   
   

Katie’s attempts at getting a picture of our huge lobster tails. 

The lobsters were so huge that one claw was the size of a regular lobster’s tail! Neither of us could finish the whole thing.

Throwback to 2003: 

  

What can be better than a treat from the ice cream truck!

Gramma sure is spoiling them! This is what came across my Facebook feed as we were driving home! :)

   
         

Pool Opening: Grandparent Edition

Since we were away house hunting, it was up to Gramma Jean and Grandpa David to take the kids to opening day of our community pool. 

                     

Just chillin’ with Gramma

    

Katie wanted Gramma to curl her hair!

The first picture is the back of her hair BEFORE curling. Right. Mission accomplished!

   
     

Gramma giving Katie a butt massage. 

At least that’s what Katie called it. :)

  

Playing Suspend with Gramma

They got ALL the bars on without anything falling off! So much fun!

   
   

 Gramma brought a puzzle!

 

 

Screeching flying worms!

So, Gramma Jean had these many years ago when Owen was maybe 2-3 and he hated them! She kept them all this time and brought them down. The first one busted as she was blowing it up. The second one made no noise whatsoever. Then one finally worked. 

Reading to Gramma

Of course I got grief first about having to treat but once he got started he enjoyed it. 

  

Waiting to scare Gramma!

I came upstairs to see Katie laying in the hall like this. I asked her what she was doing. Then I noticed the bathroom door was closed and the light was on.

Gramma was in there and she was waiting to scare her when she came out!! 

Baseball game with Gramma and Grandpa!

Gramma Jean and Grandpa David came down to watch the kids while we did house hunting stuff… And they arrived in time to go to baseball with us!

Easter gifts from Gramma Jean

Katie put her skirt on right away (it actually even matched what she was wearing) and they LOVED the candy in the bunny egg.

       

Purple pearls!

After all these years I finally have the perfect outfit to wear with my Grandma Smith’s purple pearls. She loved her costume jewelry…

   

  

Bunny Head

Granny Lin sent the kids some Easter treats… These are chair covers that Owen immediately co-opted for a hat.

Boosterthon Fun Run Success, Year 2

Owen’s school participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run again this year and once again Owen ran all 35 possible laps! The weather was unseasonably cold (with the first snow day and two 2-hour delays this very week!) so the run had to move inside. They turned it into a “glow run” which was cool…but made for a horrible time taking pictures.

But first, as we were waiting to enter the gym (each grade level ran at a different time), Owen came by doing his weekly chore: delivering lunch boxes to the cafeteria! As soon as he saw me, he hid behind the door (as seen in the second photo). What a stink!

Each classroom was announced and took a lap around the course and then lined up.

Staff ready to mark each lap!

Katie ready to make some noise and cheer!

The boys’ cheering section.

Getting ready to run!

This year they just got a sticker on their shirt instead of writing on the shirt itself. Owen actually ran more than the 35 laps, but a lot of kids did—the laps were much shorter this year because it was just one loop around the gym.

Overall, Owen earned $266.50 for technology for his school!! YAY OWEN!

This is looooooong overdue.

I hate doing it. I always feel like I’m ruining them…or not sharpening them enough. :lol: My stepdad usually does it for me but he hasn’t been here and it was getting dire.

 

Kidisms 37

Owen: Katie why are you reading my book?
Katie: I’M NOT! I’m just looking at it. I don’t know how to read yet.

Gramma was teaching Owen and Katie a new card game that involved matching suits and counting.
Katie: Let’s play plain. Without construction.

Gramma Jean was coloring with Owen and Katie. Owen was complimenting Katie.
Owen: Wow, Katie. You’re doing such a good job. You’re staying inside the lines. I’ve never seen a 4yo color so good.
Katie: I know, right?

At the airport, I told Katie that dad got her chicken fingers because that’s all they had.
Katie: Are you serious? I can’t handle chicken fingers.

Dolphins! Gramma Selfie!

The kids finally got to see some dolphins while Tom and I were out running an errand!