Monday, December 14, 2009

A Busy Weekend

Warning : Lot's of pictures!

We had such a fun weekend with the grandchildren. It began on Friday with the St. Nicholas Tea Party, {previous post} and then we had Laura and Tom's kids Friday night while they went to the Nutcracker. We were to have them overnight, and we did, but Elizabeth ended up with a fever and because of her heart issues, Laura decided to come to sleep here after the ballet.

It was a beautiful evening and the kids' church was having a kiddie carnival and we had planned on going. Elizabeth was counting on seeing the living nativity. We decided we would still go and just stay for the nativity and then come home. Well, the best laid plans...the carnival was so nice and E said she felt good so we stayed for "just a minute." Here are Grandpa and the kids on the carousel.
They had many large bouncy things and here is Cooper coming through one of them. {Jessica and Ryan and family met us there}
This was our one mishap of the evening -sorry to include the pic of you with your eyes shut Ryan, but it's the only one I have of Ben and his fat lip. The poor little guys fingers were freezing so I had just tucked them in his pockets and sent him off and down he went - right on his face with nothing to break his fall. I didn't want to pick him up, I was afraid of what I might see! We couldn't really tell, but it looked like he just bit his lip, but the poor boy wanted his mommy! {me too} I held him for awhile and then Auntie Jessica took him into the church to clean him up and while in there a doctor checked him out and pronounced him ok - no stitches needed! Thank goodness. He was sad for awhile but we got him interested in some of the games and then he recovered.
They had a petting zoo and Frosty the snowman!
The kids spent the night and in the morning Elizabeth took a bath in my tub. Ben was afraid of the jets - even though they were off. Elizabeth had a great time with all of the bubbles.
Then on Sunday, Bob and I took the 3 grandchildren to the children's theater. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. The show was mediocre at best, but 2 of the 3 sat nicely and the other was just a little wiggly. They were all well behaved, especially considering the show and the fact that they couldn't eat in the theater.

Outside after the show.
You can see the wiggles coming out!
After that we stopped at Laura and Tom's new house. It's coming along nicely.
Then the whole family met at The Cheesecake F*ctory for dinner. We always went to the Plaza in Kansas City and ate there after seeing the lights, so maybe a new tradition is born in Texas. The area that the restaurant is located is a shopping center that does a nice job with the lights.
Lifting Cooper!
Now you can see why we call him Monkey Ben.
They love this fountain and you can spot one of them racing around it.
Cousin hugs.
Ending to a fun fun weekend! Such sweet children....

1 comment:

TLEB said...

WOw - that sure showed what a busy weekend you guys had...especially when you put it all together like that! I'm so glad you put some pictures of the carnival on here - it was fun to see what you guys did there since i missed it. Thank you so much for babysitting!