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Monday, May 26, 2008

Hangin' At Grandma & Grandpa's

On Memorial Weekend the kids and I went to visit Grammy and Grampy and Auntie Hillary in St. Louis Park for some family time before Hillary goes to Utah for six weeks. The kids had a ton of fun playing in the driveway with their bikes, bubble-bathing in Grandpa's claw foot bathtub, practicing rock-climbing, and hangin' with cousin Hailey.
It has been so long since I blogged that I thought I should include a picture of Benny with his new haircut! He was running up and down the driveway at Grandma and Grandpa's that he skinned his knee, TWICE :(

Grandpa's old fashioned claw-foot bathtub makes the best bubbles! The kids always look forward to baths at their house!

We had to go to Dick's Sporting Goods to shop with Hillary for her gear for field camp in Utah. Madeline took one look at the climbing wall and said she wanted to try! She got about halfway up the wall before she got tired and she wasn't scared a bit ... she even liked the part when she fell off the wall and swung in the air so high off the ground!

The kids spent most of their time playing outside. Grandpa raced Benny up and down the driveway with his bike.

On Sunday Denae and Hailey came over for a visit. Grandpa and the neighbor had found a baby bunny when they were mowing the lawn and put it in a box to keep it safe. The kids LOVED seeing the baby bunny and were very excited to be part of putting the bunny back in the yard when the mowing was done.

Hailey and Madeline are only 8 months apart, and even though Hailey is taller, Maddy is the one who's older :) Denae and I never pose for pictures so it was nice to get a photo of the two of us :)

Madeline had so much fun rock-climbing that she wanted to take Hailey ... we took the girls to REI in Bloomington to try out their wall. They were such princesses rock-climbing in dresses :)

Madeline climbed like a pro this time :) She made it all the way to the top and rang the bell! Everyone watching clapped and Maddy was quite proud (as were we).

Hailey was a little more hesitant, but she was a great sport. Initially she was only going to "touch" the wall, but she ended up climbing 1/4 of the way up!

Afterwards the girls wanted to get their pictures taken with Lucy and Charlie outside of REI :) Such hams for the camera!