Aaron's parents came to visit for a few days this week. It had all been pretty up in air - we didn't know for sure if they would be able to come, and didn't know when they would arrive. A lot depended on the weather (as it so often does at this time of year). So we hadn't told the kids that Grandma and Grandpa might come, because we didn't want them to be disappointed if things got cancelled. When Grandma and Grandpa arrived on Wednesday night, the kids had no idea.
They were playing in the playroom when there was a knock at the door. Grandma and Grandpa came inside, and I went to get the kids. I told them "We have company, come and see." They came running out to the living room and then caught sight of Grandma and Grandpa. Haley came to a dead stop - so did Preston since he was slightly behind her. Then Haley shouted happily and went running over to give hugs. Preston was torn - he wanted to go give hugs, but the big dogs (they came with Grandma and Grandpa) were there too, and he wasn't sure he wanted to see the dogs. He was so torn about it that he literally ran in place for a couple of moments, unsure whether to go forward or go back! He quickly got over his shyness toward the dogs and went over to get his own hugs. Even Brekken warmed up pretty quickly and enjoyed being with Grandma and Grandpa and the dogs. He especially liked Andre (a big golden retriever) because Andre patiently let Brekken climb and roll all over him.
We enjoyed the visit with Grandma and Grandpa. One of the favorite activities during the visit was playing the Wii. We recently got the Wii-fit board, and we've been learning all the games and exercises that go with it. The kids really liked showing Grandma and Grandpa how to do it. Grandma especially got into it and had lots of fun playing all the different games. Grandpa even commented a couple of times that it looked like Grandma would need to get one for Christmas! They created a Grandma Mii for the games - now that they've gone home, the kids keep wanting to play with Grandma's avatar because "she was lots of fun to play with."
It was a short visit, but Wii sure had fun! ;)