My parents have been coming out to Colorado in the fall every year since before I went to college. In fact, it was probably those trips in high school that gave me a taste for Denver and prompted me to move out here for college. Anyway, this year was no different except that they scheduled their trip to coincide with a trip Mike and I took for his work so that they could watch the boys. AND, my grandpa made the trek as well! We are SO grateful for time with our family!
We hit the ground running the moment they arrived. My mom whisked off with Micah and I to his drum lesson, while Ethan and my dad and grandpa stayed back at the house.
The boys’ kiwi crates arrived that night so there was much creating to be done that evening and the next morning. Doing those projects also often makes Micah interested in other science experiments so he told a Bible story and shared how the Midianites (aka the pepper) ran away from the Israelites (aka the soap) in the story about Gideon.
One of my silly favorite parts of having my parents in town is listening to my Mom read the boys stories. They love it, too! We were on a big “George and Martha” kick that week – those are some of my favorite children’s stories of all time.
The next morning we snuck in some school work, puzzles, concerts and a tour to Celestial Seasonings (followed by a dessert my Dad brought home and baked with Ethan).
Next up – I join Mike in Phoenix and my parents take over watching the boys.
**Photo cred for all of the sharp pictures in this and future posts goes to my Dad. Thanks for always capturing the fun!!**