Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Grandma Judy's Visit

Grandma Judy came for a visit this past week. We started the first meal off with a visit to a new Greek restaurant. 

Sunday we made it to church and Grandma got to get some Thomas snuggles in during service. (6 weeks)

Then we went bowling after church, Thomas watched from the sidelines.

It was a nice, cheap Sunday afternoon entertainment followed by a free birthday pizza in the restaurant. Sunday evening we went for a walk around our neighborhood. Grandma got a good family photo of us, family of 6!

Monday morning Kyle headed out of town for work and we went to a puppet show at the nature center.

I had my final midwife checkup on Monday after noon then that evening they all played playdough.

Baby chunks. Thomas weighed in at 11lbs 5oz on Monday at the 6 week check up. Gaining about an ounce a day! Chunky monkey, isn't he cute!?

Tuesday morning Isaac, Thomas, and I got up and around bright an early for a playdate with his class. He got to hear a story from his new kindergarten teacher and partake in an art activity at the art studio across from his new school. They made Solar Eclipse art work in honor of the previous days eclipse.

Then we made our way over to St Paul. We had plans to go to the Children's Museum but it was so packed we decided to abort. Instead finding a nearby playground to play at then had Italian lunch at Cosettas.

Wednesday morning the girls had a meet-the-teacher appointment for their new preschool. We were a little early so we went next door to get a puppy dog tail (donut type thing) and coffee. Turns out the teacher sent out the wrong date and it's actually next Wednesday. Appointments were every 15 minutes and we chatted with the family before and after us so lots of people making unnecessary trips. But it was a fun time with just me, Thomas and the girls. And it was a beautiful morning.

Thomas is loving his playmat time.

We attempted a walk to the park after lunch but Isaac biked way ahead of us and the girls were starting to melt down, so we turned around and went home for naps instead. Then after naps we drove to a park for some play time. Here's Emma eating her daily dose of cucumber for snack. She eats about one cucumber a day, lol. Helping us get through our CSA. 

Isaac telling me NOT to take his picture.

Thomas looking around in Grandma's lap.

Mary refused to get in the photo with grandma. Thomas wasn't too happy at first but he cheered up for the last photo. While Isaac was being a stinker putting his finger in his nose and Emma copying.

Catch Up (Pixar & Sculpture Garden)

Wow I don't even remember what dates these were so I had to go look them up. A little behind on blogging, but at least we are still living life, somewhat.... I feel like things are just getting harder and harder. I am hopeful with the arrival of school schedules and fall routines that the groove will settle and feel more normal. Just really struggling at this 6.5 week in mark as a mommy of four. 

July 29th
We made it over to the Science Museum to see the special exhibit of Behind the Science of Pixar. 

The kids really enjoyed the familiarity of the exhibit. Isaac got into some of the science and interactive displays.

Thomas snoozed through it :-) (3 weeks old)

That evening we came home and watched the Incredibles and then Isaac, Thomas, and I went school supply shopping.

While Kyle took the girls fishing. Emma touching a fish for the first time. They didn't actually do the catching of the fish, Kyle said their reactions were too slow, but he caught a few for them. Mary wasn't interested in touching the fish.

August 5th
We finally made it over to the newly remodeled sculpture garden. They took out a lot of the trees so it was pretty sunny and hot even though it was roughly 70 some degrees. HAHA

Here are the kids with the big blue rooster.

I like this Hare on Bell because there is also one in NYC that I've walked by a few times.

Chimes in trees - the one tree still standing.

There was a statue in this big black structure. Isaac peeked in and said "I think it's Jesus!" lol it was funny. You can't go in the structure the doors are blocked off but you can peek in, the kids really enjoyed peeking in.

Iconic spoon & cherry

We went because of a special showing of 'Ants' which was rather interesting. Just three people dressed up as ants and moving around this pillow like 'food' pieces. We met some good friends there so the kids had fun playing/wrestling.

The girls were in Kyle's arms at this point, not too fond of the ants.

Thomas snoozed away, enjoying the heat and outdoors. (4 weeks old)

And here is Thomas and Mary, she loves him SOOOO much! (August 8th 4.5 weeks)

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