Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pocatello Trip

This last weekend, Stacey, the kids, and I went up to Pocatello to see Grandma & Grandpa Richins and everyone else up there. We left Friday afternoon, and got up there at about 5:30. The plan was to be there so that we could make dinner for Grandma & Grandpa so that they could rest. It is so funny because I don't think Grandma knows how to sit and relax while other people are working, because she was there helping and we could not get her to sit down. Anyway, we stayed up quite late talking to Grandma, it was very fun.

Saturday, again, the plan was to make breakfast without Grandma's help, but before we were even upstairs, she called down, "Does anyone want breakfast sandwiches." Again, we helped, but were unable to get her out of the kitchen.

It was a very fun visit. I want to try and get up there more often. When we first got there, Kaylee and Aaron were quite shy around Grandma & Grandpa. However, by the end of the visit, they would just sit and Grandma's feet and were so attentive to every word out of her mouth. It was so fun to watch. Grandma is very good with the kids. Here is a short clip of her having fun with them. Grandma is a very good teacher. Aaron came home knowing how and loving to write the numbers 8 and 5. He knew them by sight, but didn't know how to write them. This morning, he woke up and the first thing he wanted to do was practice writing his 8's and 5's. I want the kids to have as many moments like this as possible.

Grandpa was so kind and loving to the kids. He was not able to do a whole lot with them, but I could tell how much he loves them just by the way that he spoke to them. It was so nice to see Grandpa and visit with him. He still has his sense of humor, as he was making smart comments and jokes during conversations.

We also dressed Kaylee, Aaron, and Nathan in their Halloween costumes and took them to Joann and Becky's houses. It was fun to see our relatives up in Pocatello, as we don't see them as much as we probably should. And for all the Pocatello relatives now reading this blog, welcome!

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