Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's All About The Grands!!!

It certainly has been all about the Grandkids this weekend!!!   We have been enjoying having our two grandgirls here!  They have been perfect in every way.  Yesterday was a big day.  It was their cousin Noah's 5th birthday party, and boy did everyone have a ball.  Hannah and Claire woke up at 5:30.  The first thing Hannah said was "Can I put my party clothes on now?"  I managed to coax them back under the sheets, and buy another 30 minutes before the pitter patter of little feet came down the hallway.
I didn't let them put their party clothes on just yet.  I am pretty sure Gennifer would have been proud of me for having done their hair and matched their bows to their darling outfits too.  In the morning, we were very busy running trains all throughout the bedroom.
I have always thought Clairey looked a lot like Gennifer.  But all weekend long, I have been reminded of some photos of me at the age Claire is now.  I swear she looks like I did as a kid.  Mom???  I am remembering a photo in particular of me standing in my undies in my Auntie Connie's house.  Same hair do, same grin. 
She's got "Fink" eyes for sure!  Greg took the girls for a long walk with Ducey.  They had fun collecting flowers and pinecones and treasures along the way.  I love these pictures of them on our front lawn, looking at their flowers.

The girls have always been leery of our super duper rambunctious dog, Ducey.  But this weekend, they kind of had to get used to him.  He is still a pain in the patoot, but they learned how to handle him at least. 
They helped me water the garden, and gather eggs.
Before we knew it, it was time to put those party clothes on, and go celebrate cousin Noah's birthday.
Clairey's eyes were half closed, but this is the only picture Geeps got of all three.  I didn't bring my camera, because I wanted to keep my attention on the kids, not pictures.   Noah had such a fun party.  Erika really hit it out of the park for these kids!!!  They had a ball!!!
Inflatable slides, bounce houses, air ball, mazes, you name it.....a kid's fantasy land!!!
Then you end up in a party room for cake.  The birthday boy/girl sits in the big chair and gets a crown and wand.  They shut the lights out to sing happy birthday, and then a spotlight shines down on the big chair.  So cute!  They feel so special!!!



It was just precious to watch.  He was so excited!!!!  On the way home I asked the kids if they were tired.  Hannah said "NO, I want to go in the spa when we get home!!"
Clairey didn't fall asleep. She just took her pen out of her goody bag and wrote all over her legs!!! 
Today was pretty low key.  We had a pretty slow morning, and then about noon, we got lunch and took it over to their house and ate outside.  I watered their garden, and let the kids play.  Then I thought that Clairey would take a nice nap if she was in her own bed.  So I put her down, and Hannah and I watched Soul Surfer.  We took another nice long soak in the spa this afternoon when we got home. They are sleeping soundly now.  Tomorrow night, Mommy and Daddy get home.  I am thinking that maybe I need to have a little Vacay!!!!!
XO  Kris

27 comments:

Grayseasailor said...

Wow, that was quite a party! I can see why one of your two grand guests fell asleep in the car on the way home. Thanks for sharing the good memories and photos of your grand weekend, and I hope you get a little vacay, too! (: <3

Knitting Nix said...

You always know your outing was a hit when they fall asleep in the car on the way home :)

Kerri said...

I think Claire looks like you too...and I have always thought Claire and Noah look a lot alike!

We have what looks like that same bounce house in our area too. Brady always enjoyed going there...but he always seemed to pick a stomach bug there! Hopefully yours is cleaner than ours!
Have a great day with the kids!

Holly said...

Best Gramma ever! Erika did a great job planning that party. Can you possibly ask her where I might find on of those chairs for my living room? I really need one.

Connie said...

Aahhh, what a sweet family of grands and what a nice party! The children are just darling. Love those sleepy-head photos post-party! Glad you had a really great weekend with them.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Kris,
I had to laugh so hard when I read your post. Mainly because I could relate to your hold weekend. The girls, the party, the getting up and persuading them to sleep 30 more mins., the pitter patter, the flower picking. I loved the photo of Hannah dead to the world and Clairey drawing on her legs, so funny!
Great post, fun weekend and yes, you need a vaca. I had the same week with one g.daughter and I am vegging out to day.
xoRobin❤

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I agree it is your turn for a VACA:)

Debbie said...

I have been to a couple of parties at one of those places...sooo fun, and the kids LOVE it. Sounds like you had a great week-end. The girls looked so cute in their little matching outfits. I have seen the resemblence between you and Claire MANY times. Yes, a VACAY for Grandma is next! haha

Cheryl said...

Your grands are so cute!!!! What a busy and fun weekend for sure. That party looked amazing....happy kiddos there What a wonderful grandma you are!!!! Happy week Kris.

Mereknits said...

You are going to need a nice glass of wine and and great sleep after all the grand kid activities. Trey look like they had a fantastic time with you,
Hugs,
Meredith

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh we had Maddy's b-day there yeats ago and I think I may for Quinn next year. It is a lot of fun even for the big kids in there. Rest up.

Pam said...

What a fun weekend with your girls! It looks like Noah had an excellent birthday.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, For some weird reason I missed this; your grands are so darn adorable! They looked so cute in their matching outfits. Sounds like a very busy weekend, I'm sure you are bushed. Maybe you just need to grab your man and head to Kauai. We used to go to Maui all the time too but after coming here, found it so crowded and commercial there. Of course this trip we have seen more traffic than ever before.
Have a great day! Noreen

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kris!
I can see you've been happily busy with your grandkids :) It looks like they had fun at your house and at Noah's special birthday party!

Nicolle said...

Looks like Hannah was exhausted. :) Love the pictures and it looks like Noah had a great party. I bet the kids had a blast with you all weekend. I'm am really dingy...I didn't even know you had a dog. He's cute! Have a great day. xo.

Nicolle said...

ps. My mom always needs a vacation after watching Boyd. :)

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. The childhood friend is one I haven't seen in ages, but it still really hit home for me. You are sweet.

Linda said...

That was a cool party...I think I would have fallen asleep on the way home from that too!! Have a great day!!

Katie said...

102 degrees??? Already? Eeeks! You are a such a good Gma, looks like you guys are having such a good time!

Pam said...

What a fun weekend you had! Your grand kids are so cute. We had 105 here on Sunday. Too hot already! Stay cool and relax this week!

Jann Olson said...

Such cuties Kris. I don't know who had more fun, the grandies or you. The b-day bash was super. Loved the big blow up chair. Happy Birthday to Noah. We are going to have two of our for a few days while parents are on a vacation. I agree with you, when they leave we need a vacay of our own. Love em, but oh they are so busy.
Hugs,
Jann

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Kris,
Your grand-babies are the cutest EVER! =) xo ~Liz

Debbiedoo's said...

You have some lucky little grands there Kris. To be a kid again...ahhhh!~ I have your address back on too. It has been quite time consuming to add my old roll back and I actually have been doing it per comments:) So glad you are back.

Val said...

So much fun....they are so adorable.

christy said...

looks like a great time...

Jill said...

Looks like they had a wonderful time!
Those bounce parties are always lots of fun :-) Sure do tire them out, lol. We loved the movie Soul Surfer one you can watch a few times.
Hope you are able to get some rest :-)

Blessings,
Jill

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'd be sleeping, too! Looks like a wonderful time for everyone! They sure are a bunch of cutie patooties!

Jaelle Kaylor said...

Hello! Just found your blog from Sunny Simple Life!!! Added you to my blog list!!! Your grandkids are precious!!!!
Love, JL
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