Grandma Cleve’s Visit!

We loved spending a week with Grandma Cleve this month – what fun we had with her! We enjoyed a few special outings with her, but also spent a good amount of time just living life…reading books, playing games, learning German, studying Presidents, etc.  All four of us went to pick her up from the airport.  Our intention was to surprise her when she came up the escalator, but her flight was very early!  We surprised her at baggage claim instead.

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Then we went out for lunch downtown and explored the city a bit.  We wanted to go to Centennial Olympic Park and show her the inside of the CNN building.  Unfortunately there was a big conference downtown so there were tons of people everywhere…that, combined with the heat, made for a shorter afternoon there than we had planned. IMG_5063 IMG_5065 IMG_5072 IMG_5075 IMG_4552 IMG_4558

The whole thing exhausted Micah… He slept on the couch for a while after we got home. IMG_5078

We spent the rest of that evening (Saturday) at the house.  Grandma Cleve came with lots of gifts for the boys and she happily surprised them with little things throughout her visit with us.  We also celebrated Mike’s birthday that evening.  His Aunt Sandy sent him a Rodgers jersey – awesome!!

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We went to church on Sunday and then went to Ikea that evening so that Mike could go with us.  We took apart Ethan’s bed, so the boys each got a dresser.

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Monday we spent mostly at the house, though I think we also went to Webb Bridge Park for a bit.  That evening we continued the birthday celebration and went to the Dodgers game!  We were given free tickets and the seats could not be beat – so much fun!!

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Tuesday we went to Kid to Kid – boys picked out gifts from Grandma Cleve (please note, we did not purchase the sunglasses!) and then we worked hard on building the other dresser:

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On Wednesday, Grandma Cleve and I took the boys to their very first movie at the movie theater.  We saw “Muppets Most Wanted” for $1 each person!  The boys didn’t love the movie – “there was too much stealing.  Stealing is bad.” – but the experience was a blast.  We also got a little treat at Luv-a-Bowl afterwards.

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We went back to work on the dresser and finished it!  Micah insisted that I wear a construction hat, too.

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On Thursday we went to the aquarium.  Grandma Cleve had never been before, so this was an especially sweet treat for her.

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Mike stayed home from work on Friday, but he was sick.  Micah was sick, too.  I don’t remember much about this day and I can’t find any pictures from it, so I guess it was pretty laid back.  On Saturday everyone was feeling a bit better so we headed over to Autrey Mill.

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Sunday the boys were sick…big time.  It turns out that they had hand, foot, mouth disease.  What?!  So Grandma Cleve stayed with the boys while Mike and I went to church – thank you!! – and they spent some time playing games and some time sleeping.  That was our last day with Grandma Cleve.

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We had such a great time with her!!  Can’t you tell?

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