Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun Weekend!

What a weekend!! We had lots of fun, and this post is full of pictures of only some of the action. I am still pretty bad about getting out my camera, so the beginning of the weekend is with out any pictures. And that is too bad because our action packed weekend began on Friday when Laura hosted a back to school swimming party at our neighborhood pool and clubhouse. The kids all had fun, and hopefully the moms too!

I kept Elizabeth after the party and we had plans to go to the Ramona movie. I have been reading Ramona the Pest to her and thought the movie would be a fun Grandma and Elizabeth activity. I have never taken her to a movie before. Before the movie we read a little more in our book and then headed off to the theater. The movie is probably more appropriate for 8 to 9 year olds, as Ramona is 9 in the movie. The movie takes elements from all of the Ramona books and as we have only read 1 book she had lots of questions about things that happened throughout the movie. She is a girl that likes to ask a lot of questions - lot's of reminding to whisper! We both enjoyed the movie and she is always so polite with her grandma. Such a joy to take anywhere!

After the movie we met grandpa for a quick dinner and headed to Ben's last T-Ball game. I didn't have my camera for the game but remembered to get a picture when we got home of Ben with his trophy. He loves his trophy!

This is the kind of picture you get when you ask him to show you his trophy. Goofy boy! {notice the one shoe off and one shoe on}
This is the best I could do.
Elizabeth and Ben spent the night after Ben's game. We had planned on swimming in the DARK WITH NO SUNSCREEN! This was a huge deal as these poor Texas kids are coated in sunscreen at all times {which is good} but the thrill of just jumping in the pool with out any was just so exciting. But the weather didn't cooperate. We had thunder and lightening in the area and so that meant no pool. It was late anyway so we headed to bed. Grandma sleeps with Elizabeth and Grandpa sleeps with Ben. Early night for G & G!!

This is a picture of breakfast - note the wet heads - we got our sunscreen free swim first thing in the morning when our pool is still shaded. Almost as good as the night {I think swimming in the dark with the pool light is part of the allure though}.
After breakfast Laura took them home and we spent the day having the AC men here trying to make our new AC cool our upstairs to a comfortable temp. Not fun for any of us.

Fast forward to Sunday morning and here is Miss Elizabeth all dressed up to go to lunch with Grandma and Grandpa for her special back to school surprise lunch. {holding her T-ball trophy- she knew I took a pic of Ben with his and wanted to make sure I got hers too:-)}
Guess where we had lunch?? Yep, Grandma and little girl heaven, I mean the American Girl store. Isn't she so cute with all of her babies around her?
First up a Strawberry Sparkler to drink.
She wisely choose the fruit appetizer and ate every bit.
Lunch was bitty picnic - mini hot dog and mini hamburger. The curly fries disappeared, but I think Grandpa got the rest for dinner!
But, you have to have dessert!
Even the babies had their own little drinks. {I think they should let you bring the cups home!} {they don't}
After lunch we are ready to look at every single thing in the store. We didn't miss anything! We both loved it - I told Bob it was like golf galaxy for men. He was very patient with us! Elizabeth picked out a bitty better doctor kit, and showed us many thing she would like for Christmas! I took note!
Can't wait to come again!
We took her home, and then the fun continued for me with a movie for our boys. I love this picture because it shows Cooper's reaction perfectly! This was his first movie and he could not take his eyes off the screen. You said "look here Cooper" and he would turn his head, but the eyes stayed on the screen. SO cute.
Finally got one of the two boys.
Look at the goodies. Do you think he ate any dinner that evening?
Best buds
Jessica and Cooper at his very first movie. He loves Fuzz Lightyear. {his name for him}
Grandma and her boys.
I got Ben home and then came home and crashed! Such a fun weekend. I hope lots of memories were made, I know they were for me.


Debbie said...

I don't even *know* you, and yet I felt the need to hang on every word of this. This is so cute and so fun and SO MUCH what I hope my life will be like with grandkids.

There is just too much cute for me to try to single things out. What a wonderful grandmother time you had. Your grandchildren are ADORABLE.

(and I was curious about the Ramona movie. I worried that they would just "use" the name to get the old Beverly Cleary fans in but create their own story like they did with "Cheaper By the Dozen". It sounds from your post that they did, at least, keep true to the Ramona stories. )

TLEB said...

Wow mom, you had a BUSY weekend!! I know all the kids had a blast - and it seems like you guys did, too. Thank you so much for being such a great grandma - the kids are so lucky to have a granda like you!

Rettabug said...

What a terrific time you had with those sweet grands! They are just ADORABLE...every one of them.

We've not done the AG store yet. Someday soon I hope. Thanks for the mini glimpse. For the prices they charge, they SHOULD let you keep those tiny cups!! Sheesh!


ps I like "Fuzz Lightyear" too! LOL

Kat said...

Looks like last weekend was as busy for you as this weekend was for me. Isn't it wonderful to spend time with family? Love it.

Good photos.