Sunday, April 15, 2007

Twice the fun


So this weekend was my nephew, Heath's weekend. Melisa and Mike had a work party in Palm Springs and so brought their 4 year old over for a "slumber party"! He got here late Friday afternoon and stayed with us two nights. Ross came home from work bearing balloons (normal and water), and a kit to blow bubbles... he's gotten pretty good at this whole dad/uncle bit and really likes to have official "activities" available lest the dreaded boredom sets in. The balloons have somewhat backfired as ever since she saw Ross blow one up, all Sophia wants is to see us blow up each and EVERY balloon. She doesn't care about it once it's done, just wants to see you make that funny, aching for oxygen, bright red face. That's been fun.

The water balloons were a hit with Heath... Ross stood at the hose filling them up, and as quickly as he could tie it off, Heath would hurl it into the brick wall and wait patiently for the next. The bubbles, I thought might bore Heath, but while Sophia sat engulfed and enchanted by them, Heath chased them down for popping. They were a cute team.

While Heath rode his razor scooter, Ross took Sophia skate boarding...

This short video will be particularly appreciated by family since this is a well known song at Nana and Papa's house... written by Papa Kirk. He trained his grandkids to sing it whenever they come to his house... it usually says "Happy happy happy, we're going to Papa's house, we're going to wash his jeep and be happy happy happy." I didn't quite catch the beginning of Heath's, but was very proud of his quick adjustment for washing Uncle Ross' car.

6 comments:

Lowdogg said...

Papa Kirk has to love that.

Lindsay & Weston said...

How fun to have your nephew for the weekend! I love how Ross makes it such a fun weekend for the kids. I'm sure Heath and Sophia loved it!

Sarah said...

Still can't believe Heath is so big! I wonder if he loves his beach house. And good job Kirk... that's the perfect tune for kids. It's like Mary Poppins' Spoon Full of Sugar.

Brandon or Michelle. said...

you guys are TOO good at having multiple children. you're doomed to being great parents of a big happy family. :)

way to be ross, for getting in on some of that car washing action. :)

Hope you're recovering now from the weekend, and have some happiness (but a little bit of rest) to look forward to!

Lowdogg said...

I fixed the link on my blog.

Rebecca said...

I love Ross' active uncling. It makes sense. Whenever I know I have to babysit for a long time, my mind immediately goes into "find an activity" mode. Lillie, you don't know how sad I am that I won't see you this weekend. I admit that I'd been having conversations in my head with you for the past two weeks. This is a real setback for me.