Sunday, June 8, 2008

Grandma Raquel's visit

My mother-in-law came to visit us last week and we had a wonderful time. She spent a lot of time doing special things with the kids and spent one on one time with each of them. In the evening after the kids went to bed we played cards and had time to talk. It was a really nice visit and we were sad to see her go.

One day Raquel and the kids made cookie pizzas. She took them to the store to buy cookie dough, frosting, and toppings and then came home and baked the cookies and let the kids go to town decorating them however they liked.

On another day while the Dario and Gabby were in school, Raquel, Roman, and I went to Zilker Park. We walked through the Botanical Gardens, rode the train through the park, let Roman play at the playground, and then Grandma bought snowcones and we relaxed and watched the pigeons before heading home again. I was wiped out from the heat. Apparently so was Roman because when everyone headed out to the pool later on, Roman puked in the pool 3 times. Good times.

Another day Raquel took the kids to the craft store to buy treasure boxes. They each picked out the box that they wanted (except Roman was more interested in this pirate ship), and brought them home and painted them. My camera batteries were dead when they were actually working on them so I don't have any pictures of the action, but this is what they look like now. Roman painted the ship all by himself. Gabby spent a lot of time on the details of her pink and purple box. Dario got a little treasure chest box, which I can't find right now to photograph, but it turned out really cute as well. Raquel had to leave at 4:30 am last Sunday to catch her flight in time, but she left a letter for each of the kids to find when they woke up in the morning. Those are the first treasures that went into their boxes, and will mean a lot to them for a long time I'm sure. Raquel, you are such a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, and grandma, and we're so blessed to have you in our lives!


Kristi said...

Ewww, puked in the pool? As in the same pool I go to??? Yikes!

Raquel seems like such a great Grandma! What fun ideas and a fun visit. I hope to be like her when I am a Grandma (motherhood is already a lost cause for me ; ) ).

Glad I got to meet her and glad you guys had fun!

Stephanie T said...

How fun! Great ideas for the summer too. By the way- Thanks for the Birthday Present!

Jessica said...

Nothing like a little pukin' to cap off a wonderful day, eh?

Looks like a fun visit with Grandma!

Kimberly said...

What a great Grandma! The kids will always remember her visits!