Sunday, July 24, 2011

Part 2 or The rest of the story with Hailey and Elora

As soon as Hailey arrived they did their traditional measuring to see if they are still the same size.

Dennis does not like to eat outside but I asked if he could just endure it for 10 minutes so we could call it a barbecue. 
He did. And we did.
 The conversation from Hailey went like this:
"Oh this is spicy brown you have any regular?" So I get out a jar of regular. Then Hailey continues, "Oh Trader Joes mustard, that's really good! Have you ever tried their honey mustard? Trader Joes makes  a really good honey mustard."

Hailey is a 'foodie" just like her mom was, and her Aunt Natalie. 

They spent both evenings in the pool. I heard Elora say to Hailey, "Grandma Honey's bathing suit looked so small, but it fit!" 
Like she was shocked I could get into it.

Then they started the girl thing of trading clothes. Elora wanted to wear Hailey's pajama pants, but her own night gown with it. Raising boys, we never had these issues. 

Next afternoon Grandpa and I needed a nap. And the girls wanted to do a "project." So we went through the house collecting things. Here's what we found.(The cookie sheets gave them a flat surface on the blow up bed.)

About an hour later I peeked inside the door to see what they were creating.

And this is what they came up with. They organized a "book club" complete with invitations.
If you don't see your name here, don't despair. It's all about the planning. (I think BB and em are their code names.)

Then it was off to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner. I discovered this was the perfect place to take them. They got to choose their own foods, serve themselves and ....

...make their own Sundaes!

It was especially fun to take them, because both girls said they had never been there before.

Then it was off to see my Dad and Susan. I explained to the girls that they both have the same Great Grandparents. Hailey added, "By marriage." And we corrected her, "No, by birth."

 It's hard at this age knowing how everyone is related. I don't think they really care how...only that they are!

Come back soon Hailey!!


Mimi Sue said...

Looks like you all had a great time! Nothing like having the grandgirls around. Mimi

the Rich girl said...

I would LOVE to be a part of their book club! Let those cute girls know that I gladly accept their invitation.

Elora and Hailey sure do look like they have a good time together. I always wanted to have cousins my own age to play with. (We got close to that when my Aunt's family moved to Texas.)

Looking forward to seeing pics from family camp!

Karen Mortensen said...

What a fun time. They will have so many good memories of all of this.

Anonymous said...

So cute seeing them "in pictures" again. Their visit was the highlight of our day. We loved getting to "experience them" first hand! They definitely brighten any room they enter. What characters they are. Love, Dad and Susan

Sue said...

These girls are too cute together!


Scrapally said...

such fun! very cute girls! Love their creativity. I too love sweet tomatoes...especially the sundae part! So how is Hailey related? I haven't quite figured it out. the evening swims were what my kids loved best about going to grandma's...then she'd have hot breadsticks for them and a movie when they got out. oh the fun memories...these girls are gonna have some GREAT memories!

Grandma Honey said...

Hailey's mom and Elora's dad are cousins. Elora is the daughter of my son Brock and his wife Erin (you know that) and then Hailey is the daughter of my niece Robin (who passed away in 2008) and her husband Jason.

Hot breadsticks and a movie huh....I ought to try that!

grandmapeg said...

They sure have fun together. I remember my first visit to Sweet Tomatoes was with you. I can see why they liked going there. I can't remember, are they in the same grade of school?

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog, Jill!
So entertaining!

Connie said...

Way cute! I love the imagination girls this age have. The book club idea is awesome!