Monday, October 18, 2010

Visit from Grandma Diane and Grandpa Rex

Wow, it's only taken 3 years of blogging to reach our 100th post! Ha!
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Matt's parents came from Texas for a visit in August - yay for visitors! We packed up and went camping at Dash Point State Park. One of many things on our list we wanted to do, we only camped for one night - lots of work for a short amount of time, but we had fun!
Once again, Lydia was happily entertained with an endless supply of dirt. What you don't see in this video is the after-effect of Lydia's actions - freaking out by her unexpectant older brother.

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We took a walk on the beach, which is apparently a skimboarding hot spot. The tide came in, and we headed home. This camping stuff is pretty fun, and we're pretty good at it. Let's do more next year!

(He's not giving me a stink eye...just busy and concentrating when I told him to look up) :-)

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Grandpa is such a fun guy! He read an endless stack of books to Seth, and Lydia kept wanting to get in on the action too.


He did a buzzing sound in her ear that sent her into fits of laughter.

That's what grandpas are for - that and building awesome train tracks...

...and we can't let the kids get too big before we get a photo of the one-handed hold!

The last afternoon they were here, we hiked to Snow Lake. We tried this hike a couple of years ago, and the trail was covered in snow (June). This time it was a clear day, perfect for a hike all the way to the top. It was 3 miles each way (4 if you hike all the way down to the lake, which we didn't) and Seth walked the. whole. way. He didn't whine or complain once, even towards the top when the trail gets rocky and steep. He was our little narrator pretty much the whole way. Rex and Matt took turns carrying him a bit, just to hurry along, and he only said a couple of times "my legs are broken" followed by giggling. The next couple of days I think all of us EXCEPT Seth felt like our legs were broken (minus the giggling). Oh, to have the stamina of a 3-year-old!

Grandma and Seth held hands pretty much the whole way.


It was a tough hike, but look at our reward for making it all the way!


So, who wants to visit us next? Reading this should make you want to, right? Thanks, Diane and Rex, for coming!

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