Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for coming such a long way, bringing us so many things, so many gifts, and some of these great family pictures.
|Mother' day present:
Water heater and installation
|"Now you can take a hot bath whenever you want mom!!!
Do you want me to pick out your clothes?"
|More mother's day gifts
|Abigail walking at the park
|Starting a leaf collection
|Amazing imagination adventures
|Discovered a new "flavor" of yogurt.
We have plenty of love around here already, so we don't know
what this tastes like or if it works.
|Funny animal game:
4 people each made one part of an animal and then put it together and
come up with a story about it.
This would be fun with the cousins someday!
|At a famous park on a river sort of nearby
|Flower crown grannies.
The pushiest saleswomen you'll ever meet.
But we did by some.
|The minority waterwheels are famous here.
|We got a picture alone together!
|Scenic drive to the river
|Using the water wheel to mill
|Epic chess battles
|Epic Uno battles
|We are a lot of jiao zi
|Family movie time and Andrew giving grandpa a very "warm" (or perhaps just hot)
|We tried fire ginseng
|It really wasn't bad, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it either.
Kind of like very tart orange taste combined with an overripe cucumber center texture.
|Grandma Sharla wins Abigail over with ice cream and chocolate
|Reading The BFG and having tea parties and building Knex
|Sharing with Grandpa John
|You know that time you and grandma went shopping and you got 170 eggs?
(80 were basically free)
This was that time.
|Time to put the baby walker away when baby tries to climb in herself.
|Grandma and Grandpa brought The BFG book and movie.
Since we actually have something that very much resembles the movie version of
"Snozzcumber" we got one and had a BFG party.
|Snozzcumber, Frobscottle, and Dream Jar Jello
|This is great as a centerpiece, not so great to eat.
Actually, bitter melon is pretty terrible to eat.
|9 Dragon Waterfalls Panorama
|There are probably thousands of stairs at this parks.
If you go the right way it is mostly down, but still makes your calves ache.
|At the entrance of 9 Dragon Falls.
(Also pushy flower crown saleswomen here.)
|At the Lover's Falls
|New clothes grandma made!
|Abigail absolutely loves her flowered metal tea set!
|At the big park in town.
Abigail's first ride.
|The boys loved this!
And there is a picture with all 3 smiling!
|We also went to a "mall" that had a fairly new climbing structure the boys had never tried.
|This turned out to be one of their very favorite things!