My oldest son Aidan, his wife Susan and near-two-year-old son, Calvin were here this week. They got to spend some time with their East Lansing friends and with us. It was a pleasant, relaxed few days for the most part.
We went to my mom's for dinner one night.
Later we all went to the ice skating rink. Cal got to ride around the rink with daddy, but vastly peferred sitting with me or Nastya and playing with ice shavings.
Zhen introduced Cal to the joys of the computer and showed him how to watch "Mickey" on there He really enjoyed playing with his daddy's old books and toys.....seems like just yesterday I bought some of those....
Everyone jumped on the trampoline, though it was a bit cold for it. Cal really didn't enjoy the jumping, but running around it, and rolling around on it - that was great fun!
At one point we were all sitting at the table and I realized that Cal was eating out of a bowl that Aidan's godmother had made for him when he was a baby. That little bowl has been through a lot! I wanted to take a picture because I thought "Auntie Mo" would love to see how long-lasting her gift was....so we started trying to get a good picture. It became very funny because Cal is at the age where he "gets the idea" and was trying to pose, so w were saying "hold the bowl" and he knew that's when the picture would be taken. I think in future "hold the bowl" can replace "say cheese" for Cal.