We went out to eat a few times, did a little shopping, saw The Lorax in the theater, played at the park, and completed a couple of projects around the house (we completely made over the laundry room, painted the half bathroom, and painted a red accent wall - red accent walls are apparently "my thing" when it comes to decorating - in the living room).
|Grandma bought a dollhouse (at Cracker Barrel, of all places) for Hallie...|
|...and a ball/sling shot game (also from Cracker Barrel) for Will.|
|And then Will slung the balls onto the roof and |
Grandma had to go after them. What a trooper!
|One of our projects was painting one wall in our living |
room red. We let Will help. (Risky, I know, but with
very close supervision he did alright.)
|The kids' homemade birthday banner for Grandma.|
|Listening to Grandma read aloud her cards from Grandpa.|
|Helping Grandma open her presents.|
|Birthday dinner at The Olive Garden - there was |
something really interesting off to Will and Hallie's
left that they wouldn't stop looking at.
|This is how Grandma got them to look straight ahead.|
|Grandma and her banana cream pie, |
topped with fresh flowers from our yard.
|Waiting for the song to be over so she could blow out |
her candle, which almost lit the flowers on fire.