No children’s party is complete without the ever-exciting and just plain fun game of “Schokoladenessen” (“eating chocolate” – what’s not to love about a game that involves kids eating chocolate?) – oh fun it was, indeed!
Birthday fun was followed by a grand-motherly instructional session on Angry Birds
Slumber parties were a daily occurrence
And once the rain stopped, we actually made it to the National Zoo
Grand-parents received play-by-play instructions on how to ride those trains
Space shuttles were admired (although not by everyone as a certain little 3 year old needed some out-of-picture time – and he repeatedly reminded me throughout the day “Mama, kein Foto!”)
But sometimes Mama can be very sneaky and get a complete action shot of museum fun….
And, sometimes, Grand-parents too get to choose outing destinations – a fun day at George Washington’s Estate in Mount Vernon (which, for the record, is actually a lot further away from here as it might appear on the map).
Yes, there you have it – two happy grand-kids who loved a week getting all the attention they could possibly ask for (and two happy parents who got to enjoy two much-needed date nights!).
See those cute little happy faces and smiles? Yup – those were on constantly throughout the entire week (no tears or melt-downs to speak of….*ahem*)…
Next up? Family fun and action continues with John’s immersion trip to the German-speaking capital of the Northeast. Stay tuned!