Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Grandma comes to town

My momma was able to come and visit us this month! We helped fly her out for a little birthday present so she could spend time with us. She hit the big, um, 30...yeah, that's it :) So we had to do something big! I really wanted to be able to go to Corpus to see her and plan a party there, but with all of the unexpected travel to Corpus this year, Joey didn't have any days left last month to take off. Boo. So we thought the next best thing would be to help fly her up here so we could help her have a second celebration of her thirtieth birthday:) Don't ask how we are the same age. Its magic.

So we picked her up from the airport in the evening and when we came home we threw
her a surprise birthday party. The kids helped me decorate and pick out presents from
the dollar spot at Target. She really was surprised! The kids were so excited to sing to her and give her their presents. They simply adore their Grandma. I do too :)

We did lots of fun things that week at home while she was here! One of the things we did was make flower hair clips. We made like a bajillion. They turned out really cute!

We also worked on a cuh-razy 500 piece puzzle. It was a really hard one that I didn't think we'd be able to finish before she left. But we did...15 minutes before she had to leave! Phew. Just in the nick of time! As you can see, we've been on a puzzle kick lately. Its been a great thing to keep the kids quietly busy during the summer! I bought a box at Wal-Mart of 12 puzzles for only $15!It was worth every buck.

We also took a trip to Grapevine Mills mall to visit the new Legoland Discovery Center & eat at the Rainforest Cafe. We took her to her first In N Out in Allen. And we also spent an evening chillin at the Fountains at Fairview....but that's another post for another day. I'm tired :) Ammon hasn't been sleeping well lately! Good night...

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Molly said...
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Molly said...

Having Grandma come to town is always the best! The hair clips are darling, now stop making the rest of us look bad, would ya?!? Seriously, great pics. Looks like everyone had a memorable time. Family is the best!! :-) I do have to say though, the Grandma hardly looks like she could have such a title. Everyone is beautiful in your family!!

Grammy Staffy said...

What fun for your mom and for all of you. That was a perfect birthday gift!!! Maybe one of my kids will read your post and get that idea for me.... well probably not.... but I can wish. There is no better gift for a mom/grammy than being with her dear ones.

I will keep voting for your blog. Have a great 4th of July weekend. Hugs, Lura

Marie Rayner said...

Family times are the best of times Holly! I always love reading about yours. You mom looks very young for "30!" I keep voting for you. I hope you get there! xxoo

-Melissa- said...

Glad you were able to spend some time with your mom. Love those flower clips. I want to learn how to make them.