Just before we left, Dad suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. We were able to hurry around and leave a day early to stop and see him. We were relieved to find him still smiling and in good hands while we would be away.
Overall we had a great visit and special time together for 8 days. I will take each grandchild and show a few of the best photos.
Amelia (Since she was the birthday girl)
We had surprise snow storm on her birthday, which was April 8.
One of our favorite things to do when I visit is to have tea. One afternoon we had impromptu cups of tea with some homemade sugar cookies Millie had made.
Another day we had a dress up tea party which was lots of fun.
We celebrated Amelia's birthday one night with Reuben sandwiches for dinner, by her request...
and here is her birthday cake for our new 9 year old.
We love to do things together, so
we decided to do a sewing project together. We needed her mothers fabric box from the attic, so she climbed up to get it. We picked some pretty blue fabric and then
worked hard to make a curtain for the kitchen.
Towards the end of the week we took the older kids bowling for Ben's birthday. Millie got to come too, and had a good time improving her skills.
Taking a bowling break...
Cecily- Age 7
Cecily had a pack of cards, and talked Millie into playing with her.
Entertaining the baby!
Papa is GREAT!
Julie bought a kit and Cecily and I spent some time learning how to latch hook. Her picture is of a horse, and Cecily loves horses!
Bronwyn- Age 3
Watching Grammy frost Millie's birthday cake.
Getting a little Grammy comfort... We went swimming one day and Bronwyn slipped and hit her mouth on the concrete. She had a big fat lip for a day, but no teeth damage thank goodness.
Sitting with Dad after her bath,
and sitting with Papa is always a good place to be.
These two fight and get along famously all at the same time. Right here they are hugging but making scary faces?
This is Bronwyn at our fancy tea. Pink looks good on this girl!
That's enough for one post. Tomorrow we'll show the boys.