My aunt and uncle are in town to celebrate Thanksgiving with my cousin and his family. Part of their stay involves having the older two grandkids stay with them at a hotel so they can swim. My aunt invites us to bring the Shecklets down to meet their cousins and swim. The 6 kids had a great time spending close to 3 hours in the pool!
After having pizza for dinner, everyone sang HBD to me and we had cupcakes. Yum! Then my aunt gave me a small gift bag containing a Christmas pin of my Grandma Fran’s and the pearl ring she always wore. The pearls in the ring were given to my grandma by my Grandpa Bill – he got them in Japan during WWII. I am thrilled to have this piece of jewelry to remind me of my grandparents 💗
The local mall has trampolines with harnesses set up for kids (and some adults) to jump and flip on. We took the Shecklets tonight to give it a try.
This is what happens when you give your phone to your 7 year old as you’re driving.
Shecklets 1 and 2 headed out to the front yard shortly after getting home from school. Shecklet #4 followed soon after.
Jake took the boys to see The Hobbit (as a play) at the Stages Theatre this morning. Both were very excited to see the book “live” in stage. Shecklet #2 was wondering if they would be using metal swords during the fight scenes.
Three of the Shecklets spent the day win Nana out at Echo Hills with Rio and Kid. They had a picnic in the small, green pasture, rode horses, and then ended up back at Nana and Papa’s house for dinner. Shecklet #2 and I missed out on the fun due to not feeling 100%, so we laid low and enjoyed some movie time together. I finally got to see Rogue One 🙂
Grandpa Dave went with us to the orchard where Grandma Patti works in the fall. It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun, as usual!
After the orchard, we went back to Grandma and Grandpa’s house and the kids played outside and rode on the 4-wheeler.
My SIL organized a trip to the apple orchard today. So much fun with cousins and friends!
Shecklets #3 and 4 were invited to a birthday party today. The weather was unseasonably warm so swimsuits and water play were part of the fun. There were inflatable pools, a bounce house and a blow up obstacle course! Aunt Larissa was also there, which made it even more fun!
Shecklet #2 spent the day with his godmother and her family today. For Xmas, Michelle gave him a coupon to spend the day doing Pinterest projects. In addition to the projects, they took the train to the MOA, went to the Children’s Museum and ate at A&W. Lots of awesome memories were made!