Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mamaw & Papa Mortenson come for a visit!

This is going to be a long post...sorry!!! Last Saturday, the 2nd, Kevin's parents arrived for a visit...their last since they'll be leaving on their mission to Mexico in October. Alexa warmed right up to "mamaw" as Grandma was smart to bring cookies with her in her purse!
As you can see, Alexa enjoyed having more attention!!
And she loved giving more attention too...here she's doing Grandpa's hair! (Not sure what Kevin was doing!!!)
PURE JOY!!
On Sunday after church, Alexa was hangin out with Grams and Gramps in their room and was being rather quiet and good, so Kevin and I went to investigate....and this is what we found, Alexa having her very first sucker! She took to it like she'd had one a thousand times before and she wouldn't let go of it! I think Grandma had fun spoiling her while they were here!!!
On Monday morning, we went to the splashpark and there was hardly anyone there. Alexa finally got her turn on the merry-go-round since it's usually overrun by older kids and too dangerous. She absolutely loved it! She loves anything that goes "weeeee"! We had a great day down by the river, enjoying the beautiful weather!
Weeeeeee!
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Again with the shoes! The entire time grandma and grandpa were here, Alexa was fixated with their shoes, whether they were wearing them, where they were, that they needed them on, etc., etc.! Here she is trying on grandpa's flip-flops!
While Kevin's parents were here, we decided to take advantage of having a free babysitter so that we could go on a date! We went and saw The Dark Night and thoroughly enjoyed it AND our night out! Thanks Dale & Marial for giving us a nice break!
On Tuesday morning, we headed to Cherokee Park to have a barbecue and to play at the park. Alexa always loves the opportunity to be outside playing, especially the swings...those are her favorite!
The weather forecast said partly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain. Well, this is what we saw within minutes of unloading our gear and picnic items!! It moved in soooo quickly, we had to take shelter in the pavilion (we should have started there in the first place)...however, Kevin had already started the coals and so, like a trooper, her tried to shelter them from the rain so our picnic wouldn't be ruined!
Alexa had so much fun with grams and gramps sitting in the back seat with her, that's a rare treat to have company back there and they did a great job of entertaining her!
That night, we went to dinner at the Tumbleweed down by the river. Our meal was okay but it took forever, we were a little worried Alexa wouldn't make it through the meal. But she did great and then we took her out on the patio to give her a break while we waited for the check.
PEEK!!!
She was thoroughly enthralled by the ducks who were desperately hoping some of the restaurant patrons would through food over to them...sorry to disappoint!!
Ready, Set, Go! Alexa really enjoyed having Grandma & Grandpa Mortenson come for a visit. And we enjoyed the extra hands to entertain and help out...thanks so much! We miss you already! video

2 comments:

jenny said...

You are a crazy girl Alexa - grams Jenny can hardly wait to capture you!!!!

jenny said...

You are a crazy girl Alexa - grams Jenny can hardly wait to capture you!!!!