Gram Box

Next to arrive was the Gram Christmas box!

You can’t really tell from the picture, but TJ was quite pleased with his gift.

Ah, the joys of trying to pin a teenager down to get a picture when it’s one of his parents trying to take said picture.

I think the box included some suckers which was why Superman and TJ have one on these pictures. Superman was very happy with the box of fidget spinners. A couple even glow in the dark I think!

Once they were free of the suckers Redflare got all the happy younglings on the couch for a pose though.

They greatly appreciated everything.

-FF

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Thunderer Early Birthday Presents

But wait, there’s more! The visit isn’t over yet!

Back home Mom and Pops wanted to share a bit of birthday joy with Thunderer early since otherwise they wouldn’t be back through until January.

It was her birthday month at least this way. 🙂

She carefully unwrapped the whole thing…

Before stopping to admire.

While we started helping dig the toys out of the packaging she opened the next item!

Yes, I think she did gasp. She loved it.

Naturally she had to try it on.

And then she cradled her new toys and shared some hugs, both for her toys and for her grandparents.


Well, with as fantastic as that outfit was, perhaps I should try it on myself.

I think we’ll let Thunderer keep it. Just not my colors.

-FF

Children’s Museum’s Blower

For the last post I thought sharing a pair of videos would work better than trying to describe them.

The device let kids craft objects to be flung into the air by the giant fan (or they could opt to use plastic bags.)

Thunderer opted for a plastic bag.

Superman later joined the fun.

Sadly, it was soon time to be done.

A final run through the treehouse with the teens guiding the way and it was time to head home with tired and happy babies.

-FF

Children’s Museum the Third

Behind the painting wall was a rubber band art board that Little Miss helped Thunderer with.

Some kind of lego-like building where Superman spent some very concentration heavy time.


Ultimatly creating this.

Speaking of building, there was also an area with real tools for the kids to interact with.

TJ found a clear spot to do some hammering.

There was a hand crank drill.

And then Newbie found the hammer station and tried her hand at it.

There was a wood sawing area too, so after some setup…

The teens raced through a pair of pieces.

-FF

Culver’s Out

After dancing it was time to eat! Or was eating before? I can’t remember at this point.

Based on my shirt, I’m sure it was at least the same day as the dance recital though.

Newbie leads her little sister by example sometimes…


I think Pops went with something fish based that had a lemon with it. Two of them were interested in trying it.

With varying results.

-FF

Children’s Mueseum

With grandparents in two it was time to scout out the children’s museum after the dance recital.

Thunderer was immediately attracted to the sand activity area.

Newbie sampled the ice fishing activity.

There was a large treehouse area that was really neat. A giant maze really.

Superman found a cozy seat at the base that he enjoyed ‘hanging out’ in.

Though soon he was headed up into the treehouse itself.

We got tons of pictures from this place. Even a rare shot of TJ hanging out in the tree house!

There were conveniently placed stairs in the center, highlighting all of the native trees, for adult sized people to go up and help keep an eye on their younglings.

-FF