Monday, October 10, 2011

Making the Rounds, Part Eight: Bonnie and Emery Come to Visit

Bonnie and Emery flew in on Friday morning to spend a couple of days with us. Beck was just getting up from a nap when they arrived so I made them take a taxi. Mean, huh?! It was a good thing, though, because he had a big blowout in his diaper right about the time we would have been driving to the airport. haha

Elle got back home in the evening. After Emery got up from her nap, we all went outside to play. Emery was very interested in Elle's swing but it was hard for her to hang onto.

It was better to take a turn in Beck's!

Then we took a walk around the neighborhood, looking for the peacocks that roam free in the area.
Here's another one of my misadventures--I couldn't figure out how to get the brake off the stroller so we hadn't been able to use it. Why are these newfangled pieces of equipment so complicated??!! LOL Sarah emailed me directions but Bonnie got it working anyway.

We only saw a few of the peacocks this time. Another night, Bonnie came into the house to tell us that two of the white birds were in our front yard. We took the girls out to see them and they were so excited, especially when one flew up onto the neighbor's roof and then into a tree!

After our walk, we decided to take the kids to Chik Fil A for supper and playing. I made Bonnie drive. :) We had directions to one near Sarah's house but missed a street and instead of turning around, ended up on a highway in 5 PM traffic. What were we thinking? Luckily, we saw another Chik Fil A right off the road so pulled in there. Elle said "This is a different Chik Fil A!" but was happy that they had a jungle-themed play area. Bonnie and I were making good use of all the sterilizing wipes, having just read an article about how fast food playgrounds contain a high level of germs of all nasty sorts. *The article did note that Chik Fil A's were the cleanest of the dirty, though.*
Toothbrushing time
Elle and Emery were so cute reading books together in bed. This one had objects to find in the pictures and Elle was like a little mom. She would ask Emery "Where's the teapot?" Emery would find the teapot, point to it, and say "Right there!" Elle would exclaim "You're RIGHT! Good job!"

Bonnie made a list of all the words Emery was saying. We were amazed at how many there were, and how many new ones she said in those couple of days, including yelling "Catch!" at Bonnie as she threw a toy at her. We were cracking up. She also learned "Woohoo!" from Elle, along with a fist pump. :)

To be continued....


Suzassippi said...

This made me smile this morning. It's good to be reminded of the simple things that are so important. Thanks for sharing! I love the "Right, good job!" story. It reminded me of J once saying "Good cutting up my toast, Mom" when I had been on a roll about "good [naming whatever he had just done]."

Gigi said...

haha Love that!