The kids and grandkids arrived late Friday night for a 10 day visit, and by mid-day Saturday, the house was a complete shambles and chaos reigned. Toys, clothes and food were strewn everywhere, and we couldn't have been happier.
The day was jam packed with fun - boating on the lake, lawn mower rides, several trips to the store, games, lots of snuggling, some horrible kid's TV shows, taking the dogs swimming, and naps.
Probably my favorite was the window painting. Mary is an immaculate housekeeper, with everything sparkling and in its place, yet for some reason, she decided to buy the girls some liquid crayons for writing on windows. It only took about an hour for pretty much every window in our home to look like this:
And Mary was unperturbed by it. I wish I could catch a break and enjoy that kind of tolerance for my act.
We get a brief break in the action as the kids spend part of today with the other grandparents - the ones who aren't anywhere near as fun - and we need it. We're still exhausted from yesterday. Grandparenting is hard work!