i ALWAYS look forward to any time that my parents come for a visit. we have never lived near them, so we L.O.V.E whenever they come to see us! it is always so much fun!
well, this christmas was no different! typically, my mom comes about every 3 or 4 months while my dad comes maybe once a year because he is so busy! so, you can imagine how thrilled we were when both of them came for the holidays!
i wish i had gotten more pictures, but it seems i only get the camera out on the last day right before they leave. i am really bad that way!
if i had gotten my camera out before the last day you would have seen the girls working on art projects with tutu. she is the coolest tutu, ever! whenever she comes she brings the goods! she brought stamps and stamp pads and super cool paper to stamp on. they made bracelets out of beads that you cook in the oven and melt to form butterflies and hearts and flowers! they made a cool stained glass window out of scraps. she gave them watercolors and stencils and woodless colored pencils and their own sketch pads for all of their creations. they have been "artsing" ever since!
if i had thought about it, those are the fun pictures you would have seen! but instead i have only these, which i still love:
i lied! i actually did manage to get a few pictures of tutu playing blokus (a christmas gift from grandma) with the girls on their last night here, but, of course, that is only because it was the last night!! she not only played with them, but taught them how to play!
now we play as a family! if you've never played it's a great game!
mom and dad, we loved having you here and, once again, as mitch says every time, "you never stay long enough!" (i am sooo glad that he feels that way!) we are very excited, however, that it will not be long before we see you again once this baby decides to come! there is always the next trip to look forward to! and we all are looking forward to it (especially me for all of the help you are after i give birth and REALLY NEED the help! can't wait!)
we love you!