Sunday, May 30

Family Time

Peanut is napping right now, getting some much needed rest after her fun filled weekend with her Grandma, Grandpa, and Auntie.  So, while the laundry is going, I will try my best to convey the fun we had over this last too, too fast 48 hours.

I know, I am such a multi-tasker.  I don't know how I do it.  

First, it seemed like it took FOREVER for them to get here.  I was just soo excited, and of course, they ran into to inclement weather (also known as torrential downpours), two car accidents, AND construction on the way here.  Needless to say, I was antsy, and according to them, so were they--so it felt like it took an extra two hours, but in reality, probably took an extra 30-45 minutes.  {Sigh}
As soon as they got here, I received a run down from Peanut (who was looking out the front window) of each of her visitors.  Papa! {Grandpa}  Geeni! {Auntie} (who were both sitting in the front seats)  And last but not least,  GaaMaw!  {Grandma}

Peanut was quite ecstatic, as she had three new playmates. Much more appealing than Mommy--rest assured, I know she loves me, but hey, she gets me 24-7. They played with the blots {blocks} and Grandpa built some pretty amazing structures.  Auntie built some forts with the furniture and blankets and Grandma let Peanut discover the joys of quilting looking through all her quilting tools and threads.  

Peanut was entirely pleased with herself when she figured out what a thimble was for.  (Peanut placed the one on Grandma....)

I know how much I enjoy Peanut, and it is even more special to see our family cultivate their relationships with her.  I just love it.

We also spent some time at the park, which of course, is always lots of fun for the Peanut--and it was fun for all of us too--the weather was FAB. U. LOUS.   We couldn't have asked for a nicer day.  

They blew bubbohs {bubbles} and collected pine cones for some Christmas crafts my Mom already has planned.  I know.   And Auntie swung Peanut in the air for lots and lots of giggles.

And just for the record, the biting the tongue thing is COMPLETELY a Papa thing (my Grandpa)--it totally helps to bite your tongue when concentrating really hard.   

Oh, and I will have you know that all of these pictures were taken with the camera on full manual mode, with me determining the best shutter speed and aperture.  

Which is why I took over 500 pictures this weekend, and in editing, whittled it down to about 90 pictures.

However, according to Scott Kelby, that is absolutely to be expected--even with the professionals.  So I wasn't even discouraged. 

Even though it was cut short, we had a wonderful time....I we CANNOT wait for the 4th of July.

And in other news, Happy Anniversary to me.  It's my one year blogiversary.  I have over 200 posts under my's to many, many more! 


Oh, and Auntie--just so you know, I have since gotten Peanut up from her nap and she is walking around saying "Dude" right now.....



Lucy Marie said...

I always love the posts you write after getting to spend time with your family. It is so wonderful to see you all having such a great time together. By the way - my hubby and his dad both do that tongue thing - I'm curious if my baby will do that :)

Anonymous said...

I concur, though my thoughts are that a toddler saying "Dude!" is VERY, very nice. ;o) M & D & I all had the veggie tales song in our heads all the way home. Just got a call from Dad this a.m. (disappointed that I answered, mind you) as he wanted to leave a recording of that theme song on my VM since he ALSO woke with that in his head again. Looking forward to the 4th!! >:o)

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! My Father in Law, my Hubby, my Son and my 15 yr. old Grandaughter ALL do the tongue thing... sooo funny. I totally relate to your little peanut loving a visit from the grandparents, I remember my kids sitting in the window waiting and waiting, it always seemed to take forever for them to arrive, just to have the visit fly by way too fast! Love your pics., of course you have such a cute little babe for plenty of fantastic photos!


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