as i mentioned in a previous post, we went to surprise, az to surprise my in-laws for their 40th anniversary. we decided on tuesday that we should drive out to see them (nani had parentsteacher conferences, therefore, no school thursday and friday). they had no idea we were coming and we just showed up at their motor home on friday morning. when we arrived, the door was open so we sent the three girls in without knocking. it was fun to see their reaction. grandma looked up and saw all three of their little heads coming up the stairs and said, “what are you doing here?” it was a wonderful reunion!
grandpa had stepped out before we arrived, so we gave mahealani to grandma to hold and the rest of us hid in the back. when grandpa walked in he saw grandma with the baby and asked, “where have you been?” he had no idea whose baby she was holding until the girls walked out. they were both so thrilled!! just look at the smiles on their faces!
they were so excited to have us there. grandma was able to show off her granddaughters, and her 1 month old granddaughter, whom she had just met, to all of her friends. she was telling everyone she could about the surprise visit and her new grandbaby!
i don’t think they could have had a better anniversary surprise!
the weather was so perfect and the girls had a blast zipping around in grandma’s golf cart and swimming at the pool with daddy and grandpa. and i had a fun time sitting on the pool deck taking pictures!
one of the things i was looking forward to was eating at in ‘n out. yummm! it had been over a year and i wasn’t going to miss the opportunity for an animal style cheeseburger and fries, and a chocolate shake! i think grandma and grandpa thought we were crazy for driving over 30 minutes just to get a cheeseburger! ohhhh, but it was so worth it to us!
it would have been the perfect trip except for this!
the girls were amazingly great travelers and mahea slept the whole time we were driving! and even more amazing, our second night mahea slept 7 hours straight! i couldn’t believe it, but then our last night she slept over 9 hours without eating and i actually had to wake her up so we could go! i love when newborns are such great sleepers!
our quick, last minute trip was fabulous and it is good to know that we can still be spontaneous, even with four kids!