Happy New Year! I hope your celebrations were safe and happy! Me? I'm still in Christmas wrap-up mode!
I'm not sure the time leading up to our trip to the grands was exactly tranquil but it was calm compared to a few days with the Toddler Twosome! We arrived with fanfare! We really know how to light up a room!
(Those were a huge hit. It fit our oldest a little better, but that didn't stop the Little Guy from getting into the act!)
We arrived late Sunday and the next day Molly and I took the boys to Detroit Kid City, which is a "little town" made kid-sized, complete with fire department, grocery market, post office, barber shop, pizza restaurant, recording studio (it is Detroit, after all!) and an "up north" area.
The boys loved it!
Our Big Guy was fascinated by the mail at the post office...
....and loved the barber pole, swirling around!
Little Guy is big into music and "entertained" one and all on the piano!
In the "up north" area there was a large tent they loved and a spot for stories.
It was a great way to spend the day.
When we got home, we found Kevin and Rick in the kitchen. Rick made his jalapeno cheddar bread.
We also had time for a walk. Our Little Guy loved the Santa scene on a neighbor's yard.
Another neighbor had a little rock garden by his free library where kids could play with the pebbles and miniature fairy garden buildings.
And the guys did pizza for dinner.
There was also time for a little concert (call it guitar practice!). The Big Guy was bowled over by the music.
After dinner, we watched our friend, Robin Miner-Swartz, win her first game on "Jeopardy." I've known Robin since she was a baby and she's a wonderful person whose holiday generosity I wrote about HERE. She won two of her three games and no one could deserve it more!
Two more days (one more post!) to come.
(If you missed yesterday's spiced nut recipe, scroll down or check the links in the Christmas 2019 posts in the menu tab above!)
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