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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Here's What Happened

At my house this weekend:
Wyatt went to Kindergarten all day on Thursday and Friday. Grace and Garett had preschool on Thursday afternoon. Grace took these six wooly caterpillars for "show and share". When we got home, we all took them to the front yard to let them go so they could turn into butterflies. (You should be able to click on the photos to enlarge them.) At first Wyatt said he was going to take them for his "show and share" on Friday, but he needed something for the letter Q, and I explained that caterpillars start with the letter C, so we'd need to choose something else. We told the caterpillars goodbye and put them in the flower bed (far away from the giant garden spider). Little did I know, Wyatt had named each of the caterpillars "Q", and that's why he wanted to take them to school. So I don't get "Auntie of the Year" now. He was happy taking a couple of foam letter Q's and a quarter, though.

Friday morning was perfect for playing at the park (we went today, also), so Grace, Garett, and I walked the few blocks. Grace was amazed that we didn't take the car. :o) They had a wonderful time and played so nicely together.
This morning when we went, we were joined by a couple of older girls who eventually decided to play with us, and the kids were thrilled. Grace walked right up to them and said "Hi guys! What are you doing?"
While I got lunch ready, the twins decorated the sidewalk in the backyard. I know I don't have to explain to you all how this blue masterpiece is a puppy, right? Eventually there were letters writted all down the sidewalk and they played hopscotch on them.

Saturday was a full day with a trip to the pumpkin patch north of Grand Island. Nick came along and was a huge help with car seats and coats and generally keeping track of kids. This photo collage shows most of what we did - the slide, the animals, the train, inside the blow-up pumpkin, riding tricycles, digging in the corn box and in the sand. I didn't get a photo of it, but they picked out a 52 pound pumpkin to buy. Nick got to carry it to the car for us. We had a great time!
Afterwards, it was lunch at Carlos O'Kelly's, a little shopping, then they sacked out in the car all the way home.
It was a busy and fun weekend! I wish I had a recording of the all the funny audio/video moments over the past four days - like when we were driving through Grand Island and Nick and I were quoting lines from the Wedding Crashers to each other, and Wyatt said from the backseat, "Aunt Tammy, I think you need to lock-it-up like Nick said!" Okay then.
This auntie is going to go pick up all the stuffed animals, and put the pillows back on the sofa. Then, she just might lie down on it...

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