Friday, August 13, 2010

Grandma and Grandpa Visit!

We had our first visitors in CA!  Clara's Grandma and Grandpa - Alan's parents - came to enjoy the many wonders of CA (or at least those within 1.5 hours of our house) for a week.  Fortunately for us, they think we are wonderful so we got to seem them each evening and 3 out of the 7 days they were here.

It was incredible to be able to spend time with them after having lived so close to them for so long.  And Clara has grown so much in the 10 weeks since they had seen her!  I was so happy for her to get to see them and hear them and smell them and play with them.  Unfortunately, they were here at the peak (and very end) of our most recent sleep struggles with her.  So the days were filled with attempts to get her to nap and the evenings and nights were filled with the constant up and down of running into her room to soothe/rock/nurse her to sleep.

They did have an occasional moment here and there to play with her, and I've included a few of my favorite pictures taken from my iPhone.

Headed to Napa!  I think she must have heard that this trip involved some WINE!

Nappin' on the porch with Daddy.

We didn't have quite enough wine at the vineyards so... we took advantage of the front porch and continued the enjoyment of the California whether and good company.

While Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa visited the caves being developed at Hunicutt Winery, Mommy and Clara just chilled at the tasting room/guest house. (We didn't want to get dirty from the fine "moon dust" in the caves.)

Last chance for some quality time with Grandpa on the porch.

He looks like a Grandpa doesn't he?  Polo shirt, gym shorts, black socks and tennis shoes. :-)

She clearly loves him anyway!

We can't wait until they are here again for Thanksgiving!


Grandma said...

Now Brooke, I would say we were there 5 of the 7 days. We only went off by ourselves one day to see the whales and another to see the Lawrence Livermore Lab. All three of us went to Ridge and the Napa Valley wineries!

Grandma said...

That should be "all three of you went with us to Ridge and the Napa Valley wineries."

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