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Monday, August 3, 2015

Angel's Camp with the Greats...


Although Grey's face says otherwise, he really did enjoy the horse and buggy ride in Columbia, even though we did get held up by a robber looking for gold/candy!
We returned yesterday from an absolutely lovely weekend up in Angel's Camp with the Greats, GG and G Pops. The boys had SUCH a good time, especially Hayes, who's old enough now to really relish the quality time he's able to spend with his great grandparents.

Greyson FINALLY embraced the ipad so the drive there and back (6+ hours) wasn't too terrible. Sadly, I think we've created a bit of a monster for every time he was without the beloved device (Hayes and him took turns sharing it throughout the ride), he'd whine and cry, repeating "Mickey Mouse! Grey turn!" over and over again. Hayes was such a good sport about it, happily handing over the ipad in exchange for some time with mama's phone. We weren't winning any parenting awards, but when on a roadtrip, you're in survival mode and that's exactly what we were doing!

It was a little toasty up there, but nothing too terrible. We started every morning with breakfast al fresco overlooking the golf course and ended every day with a refreshing dip in the pool, where Hayes showed off his new swimming skills to GG and Pops and Greyson bounced around in the puddle jumper. Throw in some golf, a lunch in Murphys, a visit to my personal fave, Columbia and a dinner at Round Table Pizza, which the boys thoroughly enjoyed (like father, like sons), and we had ourselves a pretty perfect trip ;-)
The boys looking out for Pops and Daddy on the golfcourse...
We're so grateful that we're able to spend this time with Grant's grandparents, who are both in amazing shape in body and mind and as chaotic as it is to have our hurricane of a family whip through the sleepy town of Angel's Camp, I think they enjoy the commotion and likely wouldn't have it any other way.
At his request, GG read Hayes his bedtime story every night before he went to bed. When I commended him for sleeping through the night there, he told me that if GG lived with us in LA, he would sleep through the night every night. GG, the guest bedroom is calling your name!!
Already looking forward to our return over Thanksgiving! Here are some snaps of the weekend for your viewing pleasure:

Greyson drinking his morning cup of joe out of GG's dad's old coffee mug...
Al fresco brekkie...
Old-school bowling in Columbia...
This was the cutest... Greyson being serenaded to some "dancing music" by a musician in Columbia...
Big bro coming in to protect him... As soon as the guy started strolling towards them, Hayes quickly steered Greyson away. Stranger Danger!
Afternoon popsicles...
Greyson kissing the frog in Murphys outside of the toy store...
Running around in their underwear on the golf course, playing with Daddy's new toy from the toy store - does life get any better than this?!
Greyson and the "dumps" at Bravo Farms...
The famous Bravo Farms treehouse...
I spy with my little eye...


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