We began Friday morning, making muffins. I showed them how to lick the bowl! Such fun being a grandma! :)
Our next event of the day was a trip to Costco! We started with a lunch that cost less than $5 for all of us!
We from past experiences that a successful trip to Costco with two little girls begins with lunch and ends with the promise of ice cream. We also tried to get our grocery items fairly quickly! Chuck took Hannah and Avery around the store hugging big bears while I got our groceries.
The girls were great so they got their reward of ice cream after we were finished.
On Saturday morning, I asked them if they wanted to make chocolate chip pancakes and this was their response:
And this was our creation:
We stayed around the house most of the day playing and then making cupcakes.
And then late Saturday afternoon, I took Avery and Hannah to a birthday party for one of their friends.
This is who I came back with. :)
We had another busy day on Sunday of church and more playing and then mommy and daddy returned home Sunday afternoon after a very fun weekend in College Station. We all went to dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant and then Pa and MiMa went back home to Stone Mountain and rested.
On Tuesday evening, we went over to the Van Wyngardens and had a great time playing with Bell, Emmaline and Ruby. The girls entertained us with showing us what they have learned in ballet, spinning around in circles and then watching them try to keep standing up, and then playing charades. We were having so much fun playing charades, I forgot to take pictures! Rrrrrr. After the girls went to bed, we played a game of Quirkle with Cory and Tafanie.
Thursday was Avery's big day: her 4th birthday! She wanted to celebrate by going to Waffle House! The manager was so nice and made it a very special birthday dinner for Avery. Not only did she and Avery get Waffle House hats, Avery got a Waffle House pin!
The manager put money in the jukebox and let Avery pick out the songs. The only ones she knew to pick were Frozen and Happy Birthday. :)
Then the manager took Avery behind the counter so Avery could help her get her milk.
We had a delicious supper with all the girls having waffles and the guys having sandwiches.
And then the manager had one more surprise for Avery: two waffles with birthday candles that she could take home and have for breakfast the next morning.
The celebrations continued after we got back to their house with opening presents that included a sleeping bag, a bike and a little sleeveless jacket that I crocheted for her.
|Doesn't go very well with pink striped PJs. :)|
Avery had a small birthday party on Saturday morning that her cousins and a couple of friends came to. They played,
|Bell and Emmaline|
|The blond and blue-eyed cousins: |
Hannah and Emmaline
Bell and Ruby pretended they were unicorns.
And Pa got them to be still for just a few minutes for a couple of pictures.
Bell took this selfie of us.
And then all the girls rode back in the VW van back to their house. Avery and Hannah were spending Saturday night with the VW's while Crystal and Grant went to a wedding.
|That's a load of precious girls!|