Monday, July 28, 2008

Babysitting Fee...Chocolate Cake


Park took this picture of my cute mom. (She is also available.) I LOVE this picture. This is how she looks when she's playing with my kids. This is her Grand-kid smile. Cute huh?

As most of you know, my mom came to visit a couple weeks ago. Having mom around is almost like a vacation at home. I found myself daily sitting down...breathing...with nothing pressing to do. There was an extra set of hands to wipe sticky fingers, play games, referee fights, corral wandering children, make lunches, clean up dishes, work in the yard, entertain and so on. Only she doesn't change dirty diapers...unfortunately. On top of that, we went out to eat, got pedicures, made jam, and took the kids bowling, to the park and to the movies. And as if that weren't enough, Spencer and I had a chance to get out without the kids and the only babysitting fee was Spencer's chocolate cake. Not bad, huh?

So here is a weeks worth of Grandma's entertainment in photos...

Sunday Best



Mom's good at remembering to take non-stroller pictures of Gray.




Mom also took the kids outside while I finished unpacking. I had no idea it was possible to get work finished to quickly.





A trip to Burger King


Ice cream on the back patio


Parker and his concentration face



The highlight of the week...bowling

I didn't include this picture to show off my winnings, but to point out who beat mom. Parker beat mom by 6 points. She only beat Reid by 2 points, but it was touch and go for a while. Reid was ahead for a couple frames in the middle.






Thanks Mom. I expect a good time when you come visit and this trip did not disappoint.

12 comments:

Heidi said...

very fun! Im excited to have my mom come for a vacation at home! sounds like the best vacation ever... not having to pack, not having to go to the airport...

thats my kind of vacation!

Lauri said...

aw shucks!But really, being at your house is a vacation for me too. It's always fun to do the things I don't do here at home. Thanks to all of you for a great week.

trentnjeanmorello said...

Moms are so GREAT! I seriously have no idea what I would do without mine! I am glad that you are blessed with a wonderful mother, because I know that I am!

Sheryl said...

Your momma is something special alright! We were comparing gramma notes, and know there is nothing like loving our girls and their boys!

jeanine said...

I wish I could pay every babysitter with some chocolate cake!
I love the pics of Gray out of his stroller! Yea!
So glad that you had a "vacation" while your mom was there. Hooray for moms!

Amanda B. said...

What an awesome visit! She seems just amazing! I am glad you had a great time. Parker took a great picture of her! As I told her, she does NOT look like a grandma (though she is a great one!) :)

Amanda B. said...

PS- I could really use Spencers chocolate cake lately. I have been practicing my baking a lot and I do pretty well, but haven't perfected cakes yet... Is he interested in sharing? You have my email address... :)

Stohl Fam said...

Aren't Moms the best! I think when another mom is around is the only time a mom truely gets a vacation. Your boys are darling!

Emilee said...

how much fun!
Em!

Kelly said...

Your mom is a great grandma!! She is just fantastic and she could be my kids grandma, too, if she did all that for mine!!
We love her! It sounds like you all had a really terrific time together, mom and daughter bonding with pedicures- who could ask for more?!
Lucky!

Shalece said...

Sounds so fun! And Parker took a good picture, your mom looks gorgeous :) I too wish I could pay our babysitters with chocolate cake... :)

Kris said...

What fun!!!