Wednesday, December 23, 2009

POPS AND MOMSEY ARE HERE!

I'm finally getting caught up enough to write a post about Pops and Momsey being here... and they leave to fly home tomorrow!

They arrived in Vancouver on Thursday night, December 10th shortly after midnight. My original plan was to leave Reagan sleeping at home with Daddy, but Reagan had a different plan! I agreed that if she would go to bed super early that night, then I would put her into her car seat while she was sleeping and we would wake her up when we got to the airport. It didn't quite work that way... as soon as I lifted her out of her bed, she started asking if Momsey and Pops were here yet!

Once we arrived at the airport, Reagan was bursting at the seams with excitement. As soon as she saw my parents, she started running down the concourse to greet them. It's an experience I never get tired of watching as she does the same thing each time they fly into town. Tomorrow's experience, as we say our goodbyes, will be a different story I am afraid.

The first week that my parents were here, Anna took advantage of the two new "nanny's" in the house and flew back to SC to visit with her friends. Pops and Momsey were loving their new role as they took Reagan to gymnastics, preschool, tap and ballet during the week while Ryan and I worked. Anna got back into town exactly one week after Pops and Momsey arrived, and it was only a few days later that I was finally finished with my busy season at work and was able to take some time off to enjoy the whole family being here for Christmas.

Here's a few highlights of what Pops and Momsey and Reagan have been up to these last couple of weeks:

They have been crazy monkeys...
They have been lazy to regain their strength from being crazy monkeys...

They have been crazy monkeys again...

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing



We have all exchanged our Christmas gifts...
And ever since Reagan opened her Mermaid Barbie Bath toy, one of her many Christmas gifts from Pops & Momsey, she has spent countless hours in the tub...
We have also done a lot of shopping, we've gone to two different Christmas lights displays, we've seen Santa three times, we've been out to a fancy dinner, we had a family game night, we've let Pops fix over a dozen odds and ends that needed repair in the house, and we've simply had fun and enjoyed being with each other!

If we can get Reagan to stay out of the bathtub long enough, we will be taking Pops and Momsey back to the airport for their return flight home tomorrow. As always, the visit was far too short... so maybe I need to encourage her to stay in the tub after all!

5 comments:

MJ said...

I know y'all have all had a ball! I can't believe how much Reagan has grown.
Marry Christmas from our family to all of the Knoops and Myers!
Hugs!

ps. I love the video of Skip dancing!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It sounds like you had a great time! Good luck with your goodbyes tomorrow. That has to be difficult!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

That mermaid toy looks awesome! ;)

Miller Racing Family said...

Sounds like you all had a great visit. Oh, how the bathtub can solve so many problems. lol
I hope you all had a great Christmas and may you have a blessed 2010.

Mandi said...

OMG... the days of having one kid. sometimes I am so envious of you and other days I cant imagine not having a houseful of noise all the time...


PS. Your fam is hilarious!
Mandi
www.ourwonderfulcrazybeautiufullife.com

Kristin said...

Ahhhhh, I want a little girl. I would totally play with that mermaid bath toy if I had one. Ah ha ha. I don't think the hubs would enjoy it if I brought it home to our lil' dude. Ah ha ha