This past weekend my oldest daughter, See See, flew in to visit with us. My middle child announced he would also be popping over. The kids and I drove to my hometown to see Mom and Dad and to meet up with all of my kids. We had quite the weekend only missing one child and daughter-in-law. As usual Osama invited everyone over for a delicious meal on Saturday and Gigi and Papa were able to make it out to the house to join in.
I met with a dear friend who I have known since elementary school and catching up was so exciting. She picked up several books for herself and other friends who requested them. She was very kind and also encouraged me to get my life story published.
The next day Mom hosted brunch and the girls helped her out. All of the kids showed up and of course it was chaotic and full of interesting moments! Ben made the mistake of taking a rest on the floor!
The little ones had fun with aunties and uncles
It was soon time for some to depart and last hugs were exchanged
An old friend stopped by for her signed copy of the book
And then we headed back to the beautiful Palouse!
Finally, a selfie of me and my girl
People talk about twins and most of us have probably heard about the unique bond that they share. I never really knew much about this until I became the mommom to twin Grandbabies. They are like all children in that they are adorable, innocent and leave you awestruck! But there is of course something different and inexplicable.
The way they play and communicate through a simple gesture or one word is so much fun to watch and to decipher. At this point they refer to each other as brother in nickname form. They fight like all siblings do and then all is forgotten within a short time.
The main thing that shouldn’t surprise me but always does is their personalities. They are total opposites and it is easy to tell them apart by their smile and facial expressions. Recently one of the boys smiled and looked just like his brother and I remarked “Wow you look so much like your brother” and I was shocked with the realization that they do indeed look just alike. To us they are so different in every way.
Becoming a parent was life changing for me and now being a Grama is double the fun!
When we visited my son in Boise he took us to a diner that had been established in 1956. The food was amazing, simple and delicious.
Their special dessert was ice cream in the shape of a potato! I love Idaho!
The picture above is a typical look given by this little cutie. It is amazing to me how different these little guys are.
Our day of apple picking was rainy and basically was more of a get together for all of us. We ended up at Great grandparent’s (Mom and Dad’s) home! A wonderful family time.
Osama’s surprised face when I told him Bennett had spit up! Auntie Soos holding one of the boys.