While Ray took a much-appreciated break to go ice fishing with some guys, Lola and I welcomed Grandma and Grandpa Evans (or, well, "Grandma and Grandpa Roma," since she identifies her grandparents by their pets' names) for the weekend.
So much fun. Time goes too fast.
But we all had a ball.
We all got ready Saturday morning and had some cuddle time as we prepared to go out and battle the very, very cold temperatures to make our way to the mall and area stores.
And then she let me know, in no uncertain terms, that she was not so much in the mood for pictures.
We did a lot that morning. We went to mall, let her ride the horseys and then tried to get her to have her first "real" haircut. Which, well, didn't happen. She was interested in watching other people get their haircut, but when it was her turn, she kind of waved everyone off, taking a few steps backward and saying, "Not yet, not yet." And then, "Mommy do it."
She did get to push a Lola-sized cart around the grocery store, though, while she was waiting for what would have been her turn.
So it was still worth the trip, in her eyes anyway.
Then came the Princess Castle.
We decided to set it up while Lola was napping so she would be surprised.
Piece of cake. Right?
But she, of course, loved it!
And we all took turns playing inside.
The night more or less ended with a showing of a new Princess movie, "Beauty of the Beast" (new to Lola, obviously, not the world). I had wanted to get "Cinderella" since that is currently her favorite book. But then I ran into the whole Disney Vault roadblock (ugh!) and ended up with Belle, which was fine. Lola loved it.
Anyhow, the best place to watch a Princess movie is in your Princess Castle, right?!
And then she got one last snuggle opportunity before bedtime.
Grandparents are the best. :)
Grandma and Grandpa Wesley (or, "Grandma and Grandpa Ori"), too, are coming to visit sometime soon. So she is looking forward to that, as well.
Visiting grandparents brighten our rather dull, dark winter moods, I think.
Of course, time goes too fast. And after Grandma and Grandpa left, the house was quiet.
Lola saw me kind of walking around. Not doing much. And she looked up and me and said something.
I didn't understand what she was saying.
it took her another 2-3 times before I finally made it out.
"They'll be again again someday," she said, apparently quoting her favorite song/TV show/book, "Frosty the Snowman."
- Bethany :)