"Whew!" is how much of the past two weeks has been. I flew to Kansas City where I spent two whole weeks at our daughter's house. It was great being with family, shopping, and sharing a play day with blog-friend Carla. We had so much fun visiting three quilt shops - 20 or so pieces of fabric found their way back to Florida with me - and chatting our way through lunch that we forgot to take a picture of us together. Thanks for the fun day, Carla!
If you saw the train engineer's cap I made a couple weeks ago, you were probably one of the people who commented that they'd like to see the cap on the engineer. Here's Austin, our Tampa grandson, trying it on. He didn't much care for it, and cooperated only briefly, pulling it off again right after I took the picture.
Since he didn't like it much, I thought I'd try it on our two Kansas City grandsons.
|Tay, age 4 this month|
|Aesa, age 2-3/4|
Though they kept the cap on their heads a little longer than Austin did, they didn't care for it either. I'm glad I didn't make three caps!
Did you notice Aesa's face in the picture? That scrunched up look that's meant to be a grin? Both of them did that whenever I said, "Nana's going to take a picture."
Even when distracted by something else...
... when I said "picture,' there was that "grin!"
And again. What cuteness.
On the days when I could spend one-on-one time with each little boy, we visited Legoland. That means I went twice!
We also went to a kid's museum, my nephew's pet store, and lunched out.
In between times, we played outdoors.
While their parents spent three nights in Chicago together, I stayed with the three kids. Mom and Dad, a busy working couple with a lively family, appreciated their alone time. While they were away, I took the boys on their first movie theater experience - Despicable Me 2 (Very cute and funny; I recommend it.) - along with Celina and my dad.
My "reward" for taking care of the kids - as though a nana ever needs a reward - was to be treated to a mani-pedi, my first in many years. My fingernails got the lacquer/gel treatment, so I hope to be showing off those for a few weeks. I could get used to the pampering of a pedicure though!
Thanks for baring with me through grandie-boasting. I will share quilt-y stuff next time. Promise! Linda