Monday, February 9, 2015

Mimi Visits!

Mimi flew in for a mid-Winter visit!  Graham was SOOO excited to go to the airport to pick up Mimi--he really understood what was happening!  We stopped for some lunch on the way home, laid Graham down for a nap, and I introduced Mimi to "Orange is the New Black"--she was hooked immediately!  Jackson was really excited to see Mimi at the bus stop, and even more excited to play Headbands with her!
On Thursday, Graham, Mimi and I ventured down to Fredericksburg to one of our favorite Barnes and Noble stores.  We played trains and Duplos, read lots of books, and shopped before heading home for a nap and more binge watching while we had lunch :)
On Friday, Mimi went to school to have lunch with Jackson!  He was over the moon, and Mimi LOVED seeing a little bit of his school day :)
We LOVE having my parents visit, obviously, but it's becoming harder and harder to find new outings.  Well, we hit a home run this time with a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.  We had thought of visiting, but then I heard a stellar recommendation about their children's area, and that sealed the deal.  
Ready to go inside!  Our first stop was a really cool theater with an excellent introductory movie.  From there we headed right to the kids' area.
Trying out the kayak
This one doesn't quite have his sea legs yet!
Jackson could have spent all day in this area: build an igloo!  Their were soft blocks numbered to help build an igloo.  Jackson desperately wanted to see the finished product, but not all children were quite "helpers..."  Finally, a couple of other parents helped out and there were a couple of kids with the same goal as Jackson.  They got it built for a few seconds!
Hanging out in the teepee with Mom!
Igloo success!
More games with Mimi!  We spent our last evening together going out to dinner, relaxing and watching more "OITNB!"  We had SUCH a good time, and we were sad to say good-bye, but we are already looking forward to our visit in March!

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