Whenever I have a baby, Oma (Trek's mom) comes out to help out with the kiddos & to pamper me. Needless to say, I LOVE IT!!! For Craiger she got to come out for 9 days. It was WONDERFUL!!! It was spring break for the kids so she got to be with all 5 grandkids for the entire time. I think she was loving it too. There is such a special bond between a grandmother & her grandchildren. I loved watching her meet Craiger for the first time.
Opa also got to come out for 5 of the days. The kids were SO excited that he was coming that they waited on the front porch until he arrived. Once he was here, they ran up to his car to give him HUGE hugs & kisses.
Opa was very excited to meet his grandson too.
We had so much fun while they were here. Oma made the best food in the world. BLADEN loved everything she made. . . or maybe Bladen just loves food in general. ha ha ha.
The kids love Opa because he is a big tickle monster. He likes to make hamburgers & sandwiches out of the kids & then pretends to eat them as he tickles them silly.
Opa had a birthday while they were all here so Trek & I bought Opa 3 pieces of cake from our favorite bakery, Rosine's. Opa ate the black forest cake (YUM) & Trek & I shared the Reese's Peanut Butter Pie & the Brownie Cheesecake. I've eaten at least 10 different pies & cakes from that place & I have yet to find one I didn't like. THEY ARE FABULOUS!
Craiger turned 3 weeks old while Oma & Opa were here. He's getting too big too fast. I don't like that my kids grow. I wish they could stay kids forever.
Bladen has a soft spot for his Opa. He loved bringing his cars to Opa & then would drive them all over his legs & arms. Sometimes Opa is the only person that can comfort the little guy when he's sad. He sure loves his Opa.
And poor Opa got stuck playing the Hannah Montana Are You A Superstar game with the older girls. (We were cracking up at this. . . )
Bladen kept stealing Oma's glasses from her purse. That kid loves accessories: shoes, glasses, hats, watches. He had a stash going on. Oma almost left without her glasses & her watch thanks to him. Little stinker.
The last night Opa was here, he took us out to this great restaurant here called The Monterey Smokehouse. Everything on the menu is smoke cooked. It was SO good. The kids loved it because they could draw all over the table & not get in trouble.
Bladen got the biggest hot dog ever & ATE EVERY BITE of it.
Trek & I couldn't decide what to get so he got the smoked salmon & I got the smoked chicken skewers & then we shared both dishes. They were BOTH delicious!!! There is nothing like smoked meat. YUM!
Opa & Oma, thank you for a WONDERFUL week! You made my life enjoyable & restful for the last 9 days & we already miss you terribly. LOVE YOU!