Thursday, May 14, 2009

Chicago Trip

I had a little bit of help getting packed. I use the term "help" loosely.

Grant and Grandma, after working in the yard together

We went to the local park a couple of times to play. The weather was so nice. Grandma got right up on the jungle gym to play.

We met fun friends both times we went. Little Matthew here impressed us by pushing both Grant and his sister at the same time.

Grandma's a great pal--she did the swings at the same time as Grant, which he thought was very funny.
A little video of Grant having a great time on the swing.

Good coloring, Papa!

Getting a ride

PoorPapa was trying to eat and read, but his little breakfast partner kept begging food off him.

Papa was happy to share.

Reading stories and snuggling

My aunt Pat, cousin Diana, and her daughter Annabelle drove a long way to come see us. It was great to get to catch up.

Annabelle and Grant playing with their new treasures

Papa let Grant help him change the batteries in the plane toy.

Grant was still very precise when he played the piano. No banging, just one or two notes at a time.

"Old Snake Fingers"

Grandma pushed Grant around the basement in a wheeled office chair, letting him turn on and off the lights. It doesn't get much better than that.

Grant disappeared at one point and came back dragging this step stool he found in the bathroom. He really wanted to help Grandma.

We made chocolate chip cookies together.

Mmmmmm...cookies taste better when you get to help make them.

Busy, busy

Looking at pictures on Grandma's camera, trying to snuggle with both at the same time.

Eating a favorite snack, popcorn, with Grandma

So happy to be with Papa

Eating his 1st Fudgesicle

Quite a messy affair
By the end, he wanted my mom to hold it so he could just sit back and lick at his own leisure.

The trip went by too quickly. Can't wait to visit again!


Cherie said...

Joy, I've been catching up on Grant. What wonderful pictures. I always laugh when I see him. I loved the fudgesicle; I've never seen one bend before.
I am so happy for you and for Grant. He sure has a great Mom! (and Dad)

Crystie and Sead Demirovic said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I love the video of your mom holding the fudgesicle for Grant! So cute!