The weekend before Easter, our very favorite houseguests came to spend the weekend with us...Lala and Poppa! (Or "Matt's Parents, Bill and Pat" to those of you that aren't their grandchildren.)
Lala and Poppa hadn't seen Katie Wynn since December, so you can imagine how much she'd grown to them! Since the last time they'd seen her in person, she's become a high-fivin', fist bump givin', kiss blowin' little girl. She had all kinds of new tricks up her size 18 month sleeves to show them.
They arrived on Friday afternoon right around the time she was waking up from a nap. As expected, she was pretty shy at first but they knew just the way to win her over...presents! She wasn't as excited as I was about the first one - a hand-knit sweater by her Lala - but she was super excited about the second one - Lego ice cream cones!
As you can see, Bill and Pat were really good sports and sat at her tiny table with her to play.
Outside, Lala continued to find ways to win over Katie Wynn's affection. Like, when Katie Wynn showed her how to use the Cherry Blossom petals as confetti...
...but then Lala showed her how she could put a pile of them in her hand and then blow them off her palm instead of throwing them in the air!
I wish I could tell you how many times a day Katie Wynn has to sit down and inspect the bottom of her feet, but I probably can't count that high! She hates to have dirt on them (or her hands, for that matter) but it doesn't stop her from constantly taking off her shoes. Silly girl! Thankfully, Lala was able to help scrape off whatever fleck of dirt was bothering her.
With her feet clean, it was back to doing fun things with Lala!
Poppa came out to join in on the fun so Katie Wynn was able to show him her newly-learned trick of blowing the petals. And, as anyone with a toddler knows, applauding afterwards is required.
The whole weekend that Lala and Poppa were in town, we had the most spectacular weather! It was so nice that we spent most of every day outside. And the best part was that we didn't have to swat any mosquitoes since they hadn't arrived yet.
Saturday morning started out on the porch after breakfast (where Katie Wynn was wrapped up like a cocoon)...
...and we were back out there that afternoon for a snack. I don't know why but I always think Katie Wynn looks so grown up when she uses utensils to feed herself.
Speaking of grown up, this girl opens doors like its nothing these days. We have to keep them deadbolted or she'll escape!
Lolli. Oh, poor Lolli. She was just sitting there minding her own business, enjoying the nice weather...
...when I told Katie Wynn to give her a hug. Oh dear! Lolli never saw it coming.
Later that afternoon, us girls left the boys to grocery shop and cook dinner while we went to the park. Katie Wynn has a little bit of scaredy cat in her and will not go down a slide - even tiny ones - by herself. She had a blast sliding down with Lala though!
Eventually, Lala had her sorta going down by herself. As long as she could have a death grip on Lala's shirt.
I tried to give Lala a break and take Katie Wynn down a few times. Y'all, Shakira is right. Hips don't lie and mine were screaming, "What are you, crazy?! You're nearly 8 months pregnant!" It's a miracle we didn't get stuck.
Before church on Sunday, Katie Wynn played in her box of balls. She loved diving down into it and pulling out two balls for me to tell her the colors of. Then, of course, those two had to be thrown out so that she could go down for two more. Not exactly the most fun game ever for me since I had to corral all the thrown balls.
I've been racking my brain trying to remember what we did Sunday afternoon, but I just remembered that Katie Wynn and I both took pretty long naps. No wonder I couldn't remember! The best part is that while we napped, Matt and his parents planted a whole bunch of new hastas that they had brought to us from their flower beds. Free plants + free labor = major win for me!
It was a quick visit for Bill and Pat since they'll be back soon to meet the newest member of the family. They dropped Katie Wynn off at daycare Monday morning so they could see where she spends her days and then they hit the road for home. I know Katie Wynn loved being spoiled by them so she'll be thrilled when they come back. Not too much longer!