Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A week with Pops and Mimi

And what a wonderful week it was!

Pops and Mimi came to our house on Saturday, May 2 and left on Mother's Day (May 10).

We had lots of fun around the house:

On Sunday afternoon, everyone but Paige (who was napping) and me visited the military tank park and museum:

On Saturday, we all went to Chicago for the morning and spent a few hours in the Museum of Science and Industry. (We have a membership.)

Everyone except Paige and me toured the U-boat (a German submarine captured by the Allies in WWII. I did not think Paige would do well in there for a half-hour guided tour!) I think the boys - Russell, my dad, and Jason - particularly enjoyed it. Russell is fascinated by WWII - he knows more about it than any other 5-year-old, probably.

Clowning around at the circus exhibit:

Rock climbing at the Toy Maker 3000 exhibit (Meredith loved this! Russell was more hesitant):

Choo choo!

Our kids did NOT want to be in this picture with us. Well, fine! We'll take it ourselves ;) This is in front of the amazing miniature model of Chicago:

On Sunday, before Pops and Mimi had to leave to visit our Ohio family, we had breakfast together at the same adorable place we went last year for Mother's Day - but it was so special to have my mom there this year!

And just like that, they had to leave :(

We actually did pack a lot into that short trip - some events I didn't get pictures of, and others (like Russell's homeschool showcase and the kids' CBS Spring Sing) will be pictured in other blog posts. It was a great week to have them here - the weather was beautifully warm, the kids had activities to involve grandparents in. We miss them so much already!

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