Grandpa's collection of pop-up books keeps growing, and Irene has a harder time choosing between the new ones and the old favorites, so the bed-time story time grows longer too.
There was a new snuggle blanket for couch time in the mornings.
Sunday the kids checked everything out in and out of the house. They both spent time in the playhouse, and we went for a walk up to the new school and checked out the playground.
Monday was another nice day. Isaac made Grandpa get out his old electric train. There are now tracks in the dining room. That project is now on hold as they await delivery of a new transformer.
In the afternoon they played dress up, using clothes I had stashed in the closet and had hung in the playhouse. I believe we have here the King of England and is daughter the Princess.
They explored the realm.
Sometimes daughters need a little correcting, and eight year old boys need to ham it up.
The royal cottage, i.e. The Playhouse.
Irene is the queen of this realm.
Lots of good play doh cooking goes on here.
Last night Jill and the kids took off for Whidbey Island for the rest of the week, where they met up with Aunt Jan, and later, Uncle Jake. Tom's sister gets her turn to be with them, and we are not invited. But we plan to crash the party on Thursday, using the excuse that we need to go up and tend the garden. We can share, but not that much!