Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Visitor from the Great White North

A few weeks ago Grandma Brenda came for a visit. (Grandpa Paul had a work trip to Georgia planned and couldn’t make it, much to Will’s dismay.) She ended up coming a day earlier than planned to escape a massive snow storm headed toward Wisconsin, and seemingly brought with her the freezing cold temperatures and snowy weather of the North, i.e. the snowpocalypse.

We had a great time with Grandma, despite the chilly weather keeping us indoors for much of the time she was here. We visited the Brazos County children’s museum for the first time (not much to write home about, but at least the county has a children’s museum), went out to lunch and to play at the indoor playground at McDonald’s, baked and decorated Valentine’s Day and Packers cookies, shopped at Target for new games for the kids, watched movies, and cheered the Packers on to a Super Bowl victory. Come back soon, Grandma!

Hallie and Grandma enjoy "My First Book of Numbers".

Hallie enjoys train tables, not so much for the trains, but because she likes to walk around like a giant on them when she thinks no one is looking.

Hallie works on an art project, and Grandma and Will play a game of chess. (Actually their game was more like checkers, but with chess pieces and VERY loose rules.)

Part of the cookie assembly line - Grandma rolled cookie dough, I helped the kids cut out cookies, I baked cookies, Grandma frosted cookies, and then the kids put sprinkles on cookies while I tried to contain the mess.

TOUCHDOWN PACKERS! (Note #1: yes, Hallie is wearing a nightgown over her clothes. Note #2, Aunt Sara, I think Hallie's winning the contest. :))

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