Grandma didn't want to miss Lucas' birthday this year and since we wouldn't be flying home for a big shindig like we did for his first birthday, she came to us.
We loved having her here. She got in on Thursday and we spent most of the day just relaxing and enjoying each other. Lucas was on "spring break" so we didn't have school on Friday. We headed over to the Hands On Children's Museum for the day and mom loved getting to play with Lucas. She kept me company into the wee hours as I worked on Lucas' birthday cake and last minute touches for the party. Saturday was Lucas' big party and it was a huge help to have her there to keep my little birthday boy busy while I got food and everything else ready. We went to church for Palm Sunday and then Dan and I got a date night Sunday night while grandma babysat. On Monday, we went to Ikea for a few goodies for Dan's "man cave". (Have I mentioned that my husband is spoiled? He's just so much fun to buy things for!) Tuesday was Lucas' birthday, so after our Toddler Gym class, we took him to the zoo for the day. And on Wednesday the visit was over. As we were pulling away after dropping grandma off at the airport, Lucas said, "Grandma baaack! I sad!" and then started crying. He's getting to that age where he understands a big goodbye over an everyday goodbye. It broke my heart! It was a great week and it went by too fast!
Lucas and grandma checking out the 30 seconds of snow we had on Thursday.
Sharing some dried cherries.
Sweet boy and his girl.
Bed time stories with grandma.