Friday, October 7, 2011

The Rest of Our Saturday

The parade didn’t consume all of our visit time last Saturday. We got to do a lot of fun visiting, too. The cousins had a great time together. My kids just adore Abigail, and she seems to enjoy them, too!

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Before lunch, the kids raced around the loop of Mom and Dad’s big house, chasing each other. But, between lunch and parade time, it was fun in the yard. Somehow the kids got it into their heads that they were going to create a garden right between my parents’ and grandparents’ houses.

Angie worked on raking leaves out of the way.

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Steven decided he needed to dig holes.

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And Olivia discovered what it was like to plow without a tractor – or even a horse or mule!

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Abigail just dig right in with her hands (the dirt at the parade was just a continuation of what she’d been doing at the house!).

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Oh, and then she decided to do headstands!

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After the parade, we enjoyed the absolutely gorgeous afternoon weather with some visit time on Grandma and Grandpa’s driveway. Grandpa showed Steven the ropes of his “hover-round” (the mower blade doesn’t work, apparently, so Grandpa just drives it around the yard!).

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My three hoodlums…

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But, one of the cutest moments occurred when Steven and Abigail climbed up in the swing together. They were having a precious little chat.

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Then Steven started pushing the swing hard, sending Abigail into cackling fits. Here’s some video…

Steven & Abigail Swinging

I realized after I got home that I didn’t get any pictures of the adults visiting! Oh well – just shows that we were enjoying ourselves in the visit too much too pull out the cameras!

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