Spoiled by Lala and Poppa

Matt's parents came to stay with us for over a week and they completely spoiled us rotten...yes, all of us!  They were here the last full week of June (and my mom just told me it's mid-July now, how has the time gotten away from me?!?  I swear I never know what day it is anymore...) and we were really sad when it came time for them to leave.  We always enjoy their company and they were a huge, huge help.  While here, they:

  • helped cook dinner
  • cleaned up after dinner
  • fed baby bottles
  • did the morning bottle shift (so I could sleep in!)
  • changed baby diapers
  • changed toddler diapers
  • gave baby baths in the sink
  • gave toddler baths in the tub
  • dressed the baby and the toddler
  • carted the toddler back and forth to daycare
  • entertained the toddler
  • cuddled the baby
  • fed the toddler
  • kept the baby while the toddler and I went on two outings
  • treated me to a mani/pedi
  • babysat both kids so we could go out to dinner

And on and on!  In addition to that, they showed up with new clothes for Thomas and toys for Katie Wynn and even a gift for me!  I've told them they're welcome to come back every other week and do it all again.  :)  

Seriously, they were awesome and a tremendous help while we were sleep deprived and I don't think we'll ever be able to adequately repay them.  Thank you, Lala and Poppa!!

I seemed to have only taken pictures sporadically during their visit so they aren't really a full representation of all the fun we had.  I'll try to let them mostly speak for themselves with limited commentary.  :)  (Oh, and some pics are from Lala's camera so she gets credit for them.)

reading
reading
reading
reading
legos
legos
legos
legos
boys
bottle

Who sits down to grill?!  Apparently Katie Wynn does.

grilling
griling
grilling
grilling
splashing
splashing
holding Thomas
holding Thomas
bubbles
 Same hair color!

Same hair color!

bubbles
bubbles

One morning Katie Wynn needed to read to her dolls before school.  These pictures illustrate why she has a bow in her hair everyday.  She looks like she's wearing a wig!

reading
reading
reading
reading
porch sitting
porch sitting
anna and T
anna and T

Katie Wynn found a new hiding spot while Lala and Poppa were here.  Sometimes she sat in there with the door closed for so long that I almost forgot she was in there.

hiding
hiding
t man
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mr t
mr t
present
present

After spending the week spoiling the four of us, Lala and Poppa left here with the big kids in their back seat so they could spend a week spoiling them at their house.  Are they great grandparents or what??  I don't know everything they did but I know they went on a big canoe trip and visited with their great grandfather and had a big family gathering for the 4th of July.  I kinda hate we missed out on it all!  I stole pictures from that week from Lala's camera...

wyatt
anna
with granddaddy
anna
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wme
aee
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canoeing
wme
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After a fun week, Lala and Poppa drove them all the way back home.  They stayed at our house again for a very short visit before heading home.  I bet they were exhausted after two weeks of lots of grandkids!  :)

Thank you again, Lala and Poppa, for visiting and for loving our kids (and us!) like you do!