Monday, February 22, 2010

At Work with Granddad

Some of the simplest things, like eating lunch with your granddad at his work, are the greatest adventures for a kid. My father-in-law is the pastor of the church we attend, and although the kids get to see him preaching most every week, still it's not the same as time spent eating in his office, playing with his many souvenirs like the wooden animals and dagger from India or even a leftover candy canes from Christmas, and just talking.

This is the second time we've had lunch with Granddad. I especially like to visit when Steve's out of town for work. It's just a great way for the kids to spend time with family, get out of the house, and run around during the winter months.

The kids love playing in the church's gym. They dig through all the equipment, pulling out the soccer balls, hockey gear and scooters. They release a lot of pent up energy, which I like as long as it means not taking a nap in the car. Then they're up late at night, something I'd rather not have when Steve's not home and I'm exhausted.

After a fun-filled afternoon with Granddad, we made a quick stop at the library to pick up the DVD of James and the Giant Peach to watch tomorrow night (we had just finished reading the book together during our lunchtimes), and headed over to my friend's house, who had graciously invited us over for dinner. I don't have any pictures to post, but the kids had a blast playing pirates with her 23 month old son, singing, and basically making a wonderful mess.

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