July 20, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Gramma and the boys and I went to International Plaza this morning. She bought the boys a bunch of clothes from Gymboree (including cute back to school outfits) and then the boys had a blast playing in the new and improved play area. Then we went to the Discovery Store which must be going out of business because everything was on clearance with all sales final. Finally, Build-a-Bear and the Crocs kiosk and lunch at the food court from Chick-Fil-A. The boys were very good up until after lunch when Mack had a meltdown, precipitated by being told he couldn’t put his new Crocs charms in the holes in the end because they would just fall out. He recovered after being given coins to throw in the fountain and we had a peaceful ride home.

Now Gramma is reading with Mack and helping him go down for a nap and Cal is reading and then going to do some schoolwork with Gramma. Maybe I can start a new scrapbook page?

ETA: I got a page done while Mack napped and Gramma did schoolwork with Cal! Here it is:

Little Slugger

Gramma’s Here!

July 19, 2007 at 2:28 pm

The boys and I went to get Karen at the airport this morning. They were so excited…we waited at the entrance to the shuttles to the gates, and everytime a group came off the shuttle they would say, “Is Gramma there? Where is she? Gramma, where are you?” Finally we saw her and they went running to her, everyone smiling form ear to ear. We surprised her at the gate, as she thought we were picking her up at the curb outside baggage claim.

After we picked her up we went to Evos for lunch. I let both the boys have smoothies since it was a special occasion and they were thrilled with that. Mack said, “Mommy, thank you getting us smoothies. I won’t tell Dad.” LMAO. They are learning.

In a bit we’re going to karate and to get Nick & Willy’s (Thursday night after all). I can tell we are in for a happy boy weekend.

Here’s a layout I started last night and just finished up…

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