Then the kids & I went back to Iowa with Mom & Dad for a few days. The weather was gorgeous up there and, as always, the kids had fun. Anna just told me today, "Mom, I had so much bun (fun) at Papa's house.......it's Binga's house too!!" (when Mom was in the hospital for so long, in her mind it became just Papa's house--Binga lived in the hospital. So now that Binga is home, it's her house now too!) Papa just becomes another kid when the kids visit and they play as much as they can :) She even rode the mower again, after MUCH convincing and wearing her headphones from the van (I didn't get a picture this time, but it was very cute). She really dislikes very loud noises, and his mower is very loud. But she always has so much fun riding and steering. And after she gets off, she says "Dat wasn't so bad Mom". What a kid. She is VERY excited about the upcoming princess party. This morning she wanted to know if she could have her party today. Let's just say she wasn't happy when I told her she had to wait another day!
I finally caught the scrunchy nose grin!!
Happy 60th Grandpa & Grandma!!! :)
Rough life, isn't it?
The balloon van got stuck, so all the guys helped get it out. What a family! :)
It was really cool to watch how they got the balloon ready to go. To air it up, they used a big fan and basically blew it up while some volunteers (my unlces) held the ropes up so the air could get in. It was HUGE, too.
Off they go!
A garage sale find of Papa's...Anna loves playing with it. Actually, aside from playing with the kitchen a little bit, this is pretty much all she played with this visit! And Jacob decided to crawl over and take a look...whoops. Actually, I think he was just going for his book, which happened to be in the middle of it.
"Noooooooooooo Jacob! "
She is devastated (such drama!)
Papa takes care of things...