Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Gaga and Papa visit and Andy turns 34!

We were playing a game of "Memory" on the living room floor on a Saturday night, passing time while we waited for Gaga and Papa to arrive, when suddenly we heard a loud honk coming from outside.  While honks are not unusual given the busy street we live on, Andy was certain that honk meant that his parents had arrived.  And certain enough, we looked out the window to see them coming around the circle and making their way to the driveway.  We'll just say that the honk was the other driver's way of welcoming Gaga and Papa to New Jersey. 

Their friend Caroline also drove out with them and then spent the week visiting her sister in Delaware.
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Andy's birthday was on Monday.  34!
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Bella put a lot of time into this birthday bag for Dad.
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We let the kids miss school that day and decided to catch a movie instead - Muppets Most Wanted.
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Later in the day, Andy did his favorite thing:  take a nap!
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Fortunately, the nap gave him a little more energy for some birthday celebrations!
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The rest of the photos are from my phone.

One the first day of spring, Rita's Water Ice always gives away free water ice.  Although it was a little chilly, we weren't going to miss it!
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I checked on Bella one night to found that she had fallen asleep while reading.  She takes after her momma!
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McDonalds play area.  The kids love to run around there and it gave us a chance for some adult conversation. 
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One of Graydon's favorite activities for the week was playing checkers and chess on Papa's computer. 
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Youth Hang-out Night at church.  We made birds' nests, had egg races, and watched the movie 'Hop'. 
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Good times!

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