April has been an awesome month for us…. First we had 4 days with Nick’s parents visiting and then we had 10 days with my parents visiting! Know what all the awesomeness means? It means I need to detox my children. In the last week Lily has re-learned that a single little “uhhhh!” from her will not mean she is immediately scooped up. The boys have had to learn that we are not eating out every day, nor do they get to mess around at bedtime.
Incidentally, I’ve also had to go through some slight detox… as in, I now have to go back to making dinner every night. Boo!
While it’s been just over a week since my parents flew back to Maine, I still have quite a few pictures of their time here that I haven’t shown yet! Here you go, in no particular order…
If you give a Lily a chocolate covered strawberry….
She’ll probably make a mess with it!
Silly picture, with Pop Pop!
All wearing their matching “lighthouse shirts” (shirts from the fire department my dad volunteers with).
Now I want some ice cream… who cares that it isn’t even noon yet?
Feeding grass to a bunch of baby goats.
The view on the other side of the fence cracked me up!
Which is obviously quite exciting for Jackson!
I love the look on Jackson’s face here… it’s like he’s thinking “forget this! I’ll just use the water in the fridge!”
Look! Ty’s a butterfly! (It was kids night at Red Robin, and a balloon artist was there.)
Oh man, Chase is an alligator!
And now Ty is a flying alligator!
And this was just before a massive meltdown (I don’t remember by who) began. Jackson (on the end) has a giant, pink dinosaur on his head.
My parents got to be Mystery Readers in the boys’ classroom, which was awesome!
We also went bowling, and pretty much had the place to ourselves.
And there are my parents and my kiddos.
Obviously we had a lot of fun while they were here, which is also why the detox period was so necessary 😉