What a fun surprise to have Arkansas Aunts visit mid-week!!!! Sarah, Cheryl, and Patsy came in on Tuesday afternoon to play, and we stayed home from work and school on Wednesday to play all day! Sarah and Cheryl are the best Kindergarten teachers EVER, and they totally love to play with super smart Lincoln and Beau. They know just how to play, just what games will interest them, and just what questions to ask to get them thinking. Patsy is one of those super cool Great Aunts (to me) who always knows how to play and be the favorite. She probably played 100 board games, and the boys loved it! Sometimes Beau forgot her name, and he referred to her as "the one that plays games with Lincoln"!!!! Neither child lacked for attention, and we all had so much fun. They came in on Tuesday afternoon, and we all had a delicious grilled chicken dinner and leftover birthday cake. We might have stayed up pretty late playing and delaying bathtime because we were having so much fun! We played outside early on Saturday before it got hot. Lincoln was super happy to be playing in the backyard without heat or mosquitoes! Love that little snaggle tooth!
After more Lego building, lots of gaming, plenty of block creations, we took a lunch break. It was too hot to play outside in the afternoon so we hit up the Richardson Library. Our neighborhood Dallas Library location is closed for renovations, so Nana and Pops hooked us up with a Richardson library card. We went to the main library (by our church), and the boys had so much fun! They played with the little toys, admired the aquarium, and selected the best books to check out. And it was air conditioned and not hot . . . an important requirement for a day in July in Texas!
We visited the fountain after our library fun. We pass this fountain each Sunday, but we've never stopped to look at it up close. Beau asked for a penny to toss in and make a wish. Linc just wanted to touch the water.
We headed home to rest a little and introduce our 3 girls to the Lego Movie. It's really a weird movie the first time you see it, but it gets better after 20 or 30 viewings . . . sadly, Mommy has seen it that many times! Lincoln told me after the movie that some of our visitors would like to take him to a store to buy a toy. Patsy was happy to volunteer, as she was happy to volunteer to take me to the store to buy a toy when I was exactly their age! Surprisingly, they buddied up and held hands on the way into Target. Too cute!!
Beau picked a train set and a package of Reece's Cups, and Lincoln got a Ninja Turtles vehicle and two Ninja Turtles to got with it. So proud of their purchases, but Beau was a little less than happy to pose for a picture with Patsy!
We had so much fun with our 3 girls, as Lincoln and Beau referred to them! Thanks for coming to play and entertain us for a day and a half.