We had been pestering Glenn's parents about when they were going to come and visit us and telling them all the things we loved about Lowville. We were just picking on them really, not expecting them to be able to make the trip but they decided to come up and see us. Things were up in the air as to whether they were going to be able to come or not due to various things so we didn't tell the kids that they were coming. When it was confirmed that they were definitely coming we still didn't let the kids know because we wanted to surprise them.
Steve and Debbie were flying into Rochester in the middle of the night so we decided to go down and spend the night at my grandparents so that the airport was only an hour away instead of 3. We put the kids to bed, went to the airport to pick them up, came back and all fell asleep. In the morning we waited until all the kids were up to give the signal to Mom and Dad to come out. The kids were so surprised!!
|Caleb kind of knew that they were coming because he had overheard something but he didn't know that it was going to be that day!|
|Reality of seeing them took a a little bit for the kids to process|
|Posing with Grandma, Great Grandma, and Grandpa (in their swim suits of course - we're at Grandma Nelson's house - you have to go swimming as soon as you wake up!)|
|After the kids had a swim four generations enjoyed a breakfast of baked oatmeal and cinnamon rolls we'd brought from home out by the pool.|
|Had to get a picture of the giant sunflowers in Grandpa's Garden of Ed-en|
|Pretty excited to see a Grandma!|
|We had a tailgate picnic near a school playground.|
We caught this man running and wondered where he was running to...
|The Covered Bridge we didn't get to take Grandma Reynolds to.|
We took them around the block...
|and tried on cheese hats at the Cheese Shop|
|and squeezed into a phone booth.|
|Sticking my new to me Metro shelving into the van.|
|a cute Lego creation|
|at the airport|
So long, Grandma and Grandpa! Thanks for visiting! We love you!