Well, the parents came and went. I think the four of them had a very good time reconnecting with each other. By the time my parents leave, the boys have forgotten that they only see them once or twice a year.
Brody was so happy to be around his grandparents again, he was bursting! The first day they were there, the boys had cleaned up the back yard. I asked Brody how he got the vacuum cleaner into his play set (up the stairs and everything) and he replied “I did it with working hands Mama!” He had a set of gloves on and was just itching to be helpful. They hauled wood, picked up shredded logs (thanks to Sasha), leaves, garbage – basically everything that was in the backyard but shouldn’t be.
Evan tends to be shy. While Michael and I were home he refused to give goodnight hugs and kisses to his grandparents… I think he thinks he cheating maybe? Mom managed to wrangle a few hugs and kisses while we spent a few days away – but not nearly enough for her liking. I have some great photos but when I was ready to upload them – flickr was getting a massage. I’ll try again soon. Speaking of pictures… some of you have a surprise coming in the mail. I won’t say what or who…. but you can expect an envelope. I think YOU know who YOU are. One of these people has put me on her “do not give auntie pictures of her nephew and niece until I receive pictures of nephews” – she knows who she is.
Back to the visit. We were all disappointed when Mom and Dad left earlier than expected. Well, I expected them to stay a bit longer – but wasn’t really sure what their plans were. We even tried bribery and guilt – but nothing worked. However, I don’t think the kids are down from their sugar high yet. In fact, we had to throw out a lot of “treats” that were left. The sugar content in the house was so high, Michael and I were buzzing!
I do have great pictures of Evan and his grandpa that I will post on flickr. My dad looks great in these photos – Evan looks like someone is pinching him and there’s a bad smell in the air.