Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Spending the Night with Nana and Papa!

Gary and I decided that it was time for the babies to spend the night at Nana and Papa's house and for Gary to spend his first night away from the babies to get some work done. I think it was harder on Gary than the babies, but all is well now and the babies had a great time and didn't seem to mind spending the night in a new place.

I called Nana and Papa on Friday morning to let them know that I was going to drive the babies up the next day and that we were going to spend the night. I made sure to let them know that if it was too much trouble that we wouldn't stay the night, but Nana and Papa insisted that it was no trouble at all. Mom called me a few hours later to let me know that they had gone shopping at Babies R Us. When we got to Nana and Papa's house, they had up three cribs (they already had 2 and only had to buy one), a playpen and foam mats, three booster seats with trays, bibs, and the babies' favorite sippy cups. Wow. I got out of hauling a lot of stuff up there!



Sydney, my niece, and Uncle Seth were visiting when we got there. Sydney ran outside as soon as I pulled up. I thought she may be excited to see me and wanting to hug me, but no, she just wanted to know where the babies were. She loved spending time with the babies, but didn't so much enjoy sharing her raisins with the babies. . . .



The babies ate a LOT while they were at Nana and Papa's. Nana made the babies all their favorite foods, and some new favorites. The babies ate pretty much the whole time we were there, and acted like they were starving at every meal. Dad accused me of not feeding them, and the way they acted when they saw food I can see why. Here they are eating breakfast Sunday morning:





And this is how Piper looked when I asked her if she was feeding her breakfast to Gracie:



Francesca (our cat) is not a nice cat. Ask anyone who knows me. Everyone always thinks that cats like them -- but I can assure everyone that our cat will not like you. Our cat may even attack you. At least Francesca is good to the babies (and stays very, very far away from them -- I think that she is scared of them, actually). But Nana's cat, Tarzan, is much nicer and let Henry and Rosemary play with her, pretty roughly. . . .





Uncle Zac, Aunt Kimberly, and new baby cousin Laramy came over to visit a lot while we were at Nana and Papa's house. Aunt Kimberly and Laramy were awake most of the time they were visiting, but I had to include the sweet picture of Kimberly and Laramy taking a nap together:




The babies had a great time playing with things that are not toys. For instance, Henry was playing in the window when he turned around and saw one of the greatest non-toys ever -- cookbooks!





Then Nana pulled out some bowls and measuring cups for the babies, and they played with those and the cookbooks. It never ceases to amaze Gary and I how the greatest toys are not intended to be toys at all. . . .









Then Piper found something else to play with that was not intended to be a toy, and should not be a toy. . . .





Nana quickly took the dogbone away from Piper and returned it to the poor dog!

Overall, the night away from home at Nana and Papa's house was a success. I'm sure we'll be going back up there soon.

I had my last photography class last night (at least until I take another one some day). Our homework was to take pictures of things that we don't normally take pictures of -- so I tried to take pictures of things other than the babies! I did a lot of my homework while I was at Nana and Papa's house, and will post my homework in a couple of days when I can get the photos uploaded.

3 comments:

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Great pictures! So funny to see the kids playing with the kitchen stuff. Logan has been carrying around a wooden spoon and sauce pan for a couple days now. :-)

JHoppe said...

I love the second pic with Piper and dog--it's a stand-off :)

Marissa said...

I started reading this and saw that the babies spent the night w/ the grandparents and thought, "Good for Gary and Heather! A date night!!" and then read that Gary had to work... boo. Oh well, glad the babies and grandparents all had a grand time!