Sunday, March 21, 2010

Beautiful Springtime

Hope y'all had a good St. Patrick's day!
We had one filled with green, though really my favorite color is pink and I can't say I really figured out St. Patrick's day... but everyone was wearing green! Otherwise, Grace helped Mom fill out our census form, and they had a great week hanging out at home, enjoying their Mommy-daughter days. Many spent enjoying the sunshine or watching scooter... Grace's favorite past-time. This weekend we headed to Fresno to visit Grandma Terri, Grandpa Tom, Uncle Ryan and sooo many friends! We both had a fantastic drive down. I was sooo very excited that I woke up and told Mom "Its wakey time, it's time to go to Grandma's house, I know it will take a long time, but it will be so much fun, and there will be juice boxes, I won't even say "it'll take a long time" (my current whine... I use it for everything... except this road trip!)"
I am so lucky Uncle Ry came out to visit too, it has been so much fun to play with him this weekend. Grandma and I started things out well with a yummy batch of butterscotch rice crispy treats. Auntie Diane and Uncle Jeff were in town with Benjamin and new baby Tyler! We went to their house to play for a bit on Saturday and had a great time paddling in their pond.
It sure is nice here, almost like summer in Portland (80s, pretty days).
It was so wonderful to see Dr. and Mrs. Chen, to meet Tyler and to catch-up with Ben, Di and Jeff.
Grace and Tyler spent a lot of time getting to know each other. Dad and I tried really hard to get their fish out of the pond, but no catches. We went back to Grandma and Grandpa's house to relax for a little bit(and taste-test some homegrown snow peas! okay so G isn't really eating just yet, but she sure is interested)
before Auntie Donna and Uncle John came over for dinner.
They came loaded with special gifts for us and a delicious chocolate marshmallow cake.
We had a fun evening all together.Grandma Terri made Grace a new and awesome sweater and I got a cool hat that she knit and felted. They are both so amazing and pretty! Today we headed to church in the morning, and said howdy to all sorts of people. Then we met up with Auntie Diane, Uncle Jeff, Ben, Tyler again and all headed over to the park to play with Auntie Becky, Uncle KC, Noah, Auntie Susan, Nolan, Troy and Trevor! Pshew... we played and played and played all afternoon.
What an awesome way to spend the afternoon,
I had a blast, bubbles, ball, play equipment, friends and fun!
It was a wonderful afternoon all together.
even if a little chaotic.
By the time we headed home, I think everyone was pooped out. We had a quieter evening filled with naps (well, everyone but me who found my megaphone for a bit of the time, but then did have some good quiet time), running in the backyard, playing with Uncle Ry.
After dinner, Grace and I opened our easter baskets a little early from Auntie Donna!
They were too cute to resist! Grace LOVED the crinkly cellophane. We'll be here for another day, but have had a such a fun weekend.
I love visiting Grandma and Grandpa!

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