Since this is just one stop in Nana & Papi's whirlwind holiday tour of their children, and they still have to see Loralee & Grant to see before returning home for work on Monday, our time with them is short (although all our visits with family have been too short...). But we've been cramming in as much fun as we possibly can!
Papi & Nana got the babies sweaters to match their winter hats...and penguins to match the babies! Of course we HAD to get pictures! Here are a few...
The babies enjoy spending every waking moment that they aren't eating (and entertaining Papi & Nana by making faces and silly noises, cramming food into their mouths, and looking like big kids as they sip casually from their sippy cups) playing with their grandparents. Ryan especially loves that there are ALWAYS fresh arms willing to hold him while he jumps...and jumps...and jumps...Allie loves having an audience whenever she finds a new way to stand, climb, or otherwise get into things. Oh, how terrible life will be when they're back to only having mommy!
Lucas and I have been enjoying games with them in the evening. The first evening we played Euchre (which we loved because NO ONE here knows how to play. So we only get our Euchre fix when family visit). Last night we played every single one of the games we got for Christmas. I discovered that I'm awesome at Scrabble Slam, a legitimate competitor in Bananagrams, and decent at What's Yours Like (definitely better at giving clues than guessing). At more than one point in the evening we broke down laughing (like when I helped Denise win Bananagrams...until the guys discovered that the word airape was in the center of her board...), and once laughed so hard we had tears and stomach aches (when we were giving clues to Denise to try to guess the word Mother-in-law, and my clue was "mine is confused." Keep in mind that I meant for the moment!). As I write this I'm realizing that all of the funny moments somehow involved me and Denise...we must be quite the comedy duo!
Today is our last day and tonight is our last night. We're going to enjoy every last minute and not think about them leaving tomorrow!