What a special treat it was recently to have Grandpa and Grandma Schleicher visit our home! Grandma and Grandpa sure know how to spoil their grandchildren, as they showered Jaden & Cody with lots of attention and love. Our family treasured every moment of their visit. We filled our days with a variety of activities, mostly doing the things that the boys love best...
Grandpa & Grandma read lots of stories-- before naptimes, bedtime, or even just for playtime (often to give Mommy or Daddy a break!). Jaden & Cody listened intently and loved relaxing on their grandparents' comfortable laps.
Of course, the days were filled with lots of playtime! Grandpa and Grandma didn't hesitate to join the boys right down on the floor.
|Grandpa & Jaden|
|Grandma & Cody|
Grandpa made some silly faces sometimes which made both boys giggle.
|Grandpa & Cody|
|Grandpa & Jaden|
Grandma liked helping the boys practice their walking...
|Grandma & Cody|
...and then cuddling with them afterwards!
God even blessed us with some sunny days so that we could spend some time outside.
The wind was a bit chilly at times, though, so Grandpa walked the boys backwards, as protection from the cold. Thanks, Grandpa!
For the boys, the highlight of every walk is a stop at the neighborhood park. Grandma & Grandpa and Cody & Jaden probably could've enjoyed fun at the park all afternoon! The boys loved having new swing-pushers.
As you can tell, during their visit Grandpa and Grandma were involved in all aspects of caring for their grandsons. Here, Cody and Jaden receive some gourmet food (I think it's applesauce...) from their grandparents.
Grandpa and Grandma even treated our whole family to a dinner out. We enjoyed a tasty local steak place together. The boys don't have a lot of experience with restaurant-dining yet, but they did quite well!
And finally, Grandma and Grandpa were so generous to leave behind some fun gifts. Cody and Jaden enjoyed the fuzzy feel of their soft new Easter bunnies from Grandma.
And after playing downstairs with the boys, Grandpa decided that one push-rider toy wasn't enough for the twins. (Our first push-rider was a Christmas gift from Grammy & Papa. Mommy & Daddy assured them that the boys would be fine with just ONE toy. We figured that two push-riders would only bring crashes and tears... but didn't count on the tears and fighting that, yes, already comes at 10 months when both boys desperately want the same toy!) We all agreed that the peace would be worth a small "car crash" here and there... :) Grandpa and Grandma shopped for the new toy and found a cute Cars push-rider. Grandpa assembled it and taught the boys how to get started...
...how to steer...
... and how to get out of traffic jams! :)
The boys were so eager to try out their new toy and progressively got faster and faster behind the "wheel."
The boys love that they no longer have to share their favorite toy. And what an adventure it is watching them both race around the room together! Best of all, we love that we have a set of toys that reminds Cody and Jaden of all four grandparents!
What a fun-filled visit! Grandpa & Grandma, we thank you for your attentive natures, your thoughtful gifts, your playful spirits, your helpful hands, and your hearts of love. What a joy it was to have you here. Thank you for visiting us. We all love you and miss you already!