11.22.2008

There's just somthin' about Grammas and Grampas

This is my Grandma and Grandpa Meier. Thanks to some tricky scheduling at Cam's dental office we trapped them here for 9 days! We had so much fun. I love when my family comes here because I get them all to myself! I loved that my kids got to spend a lot of one on one time with their great-grandparents - something that doesn't happen when we're in Utah because of all the other grandkids around. I feel like we all got to know eachother a little (and in the case of my kids, a lot) better. I'm so happy we got to spend so much time together. Thanks for coming and I can't wait for you to come again!
What did we do for nine days you ask? Well, Cameron called it arts and crafts week. Landon told his friend, "that's my grandma. She just came to sew." That about sums it up. When Grandma and Grandpa weren't at the dentist and Grandma and I weren't at Pottery Barn getting ideas and Joannes buying supplies we were watching movies and sewing.

We made 4 pairs of PJ bottems. 2 blankets. A turkey table runner (I showed you a picture in an earlier post - I LOVE my turkey!). 6 braclets (not sewing but...)and bought the fabric to make one more quilt.



We went to Manitou Cliff Dwellings. So fun. We explored the actuall cliffs that the Anasazi Indians lived in. The scenery was beautiful. Cameron was on call that week and of course got called in just as we were picking Landon up from school to go. That was too bad. We met up at Applebees for dinner, though. Fun...

Grandpa seemed to have a lot of fun with the kids. He hung out with Isaac during all of our outings. He took Austin to Walmart a couple times - which Austin LOVED because he rode with Grandpa on the automatic cart (you know like an automatic wheelchair with a basket in front).


We spent a day at the zoo. Grandma got the kids a "smashed penny" book. It's their pride and joy and they are making plans to add more smashed pennys. Thanks again for the books.
The giraffes were our favorite...

this is out of order. Another picture at the Cliff Dwellings
Grandma and Austin feeding the giraffes. Austin got licked and after that he was deathly afraid of the giraffes.

This is the cute little house we drove by. The guy that lives there built all these windmills. Some are at the Smithsonian and some are here at his house. It's like a little fairy tale cottage.

6 comments:

Steph said...

I'm so jealous that your Grandma and Grandpa got to spend so much time with you guys. We decided that we are going to visit you guys for spring break since we can't come for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see you for Christmas!

Kerri Whitney said...

Oh to have grandma come and just love you for 9 whole days...sounds glorious. So glad you got to do lots of sewing projects and play and have fun!

Colleen said...

Isn't having family visit the best? Your grandparents sound awesome! What fun projects and outings!!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I was checking in to see how you guys were doing. We miss having you around here but are so happy to see that you are all doing well. I misplaced your email but would love to hear from you. My email is JBenest@msn.com

Jessi, Brian and Finn

Laura B said...

Hi Kendra, That's so fun your grandparents came. Cute pictures.

Kasey said...

How fun! I love that they came for so long and that you got so many fun projects done. They all look so cute! Wish I could have been there with ya!