So we had 5 days to get somewhat caught up before Lesa and Jim came to visit after our family trip. It was hard, but we managed to throw some things together. **As a side note, there was a sudden death in the family on David's side, so we were not sure when Jim and Lesa would be coming**. It worked out well, and the kids were beyond excited to see their grandparents. We did something everyday, and Lesa was a HUGE help around the house amidst all the hustle and bustle. Besides all the usual commotion, we were all getting over being sick, and getting sick AGAIN!!! Crazy..Jim wasn't feeling that great but still managed to have a good time (I hope). David's favorite part was golfing with his Dad a couple of times. Some of the highlights were bowling ( it was the girls' first time), Liberty Jail, the Kansas City temple, seeing the Hunger Games, and Hailey baby-sitting so we could take his parents out to dinner. It was a whirlwind of fun, and it went by too fast. It was nice to spend my B-day with some extra family around, to which they made it extra special. Even though I thought about my Dad a lot that day, it was very peaceful and humbling to have people around that could share in those special moments.
Here are just a few pictures that captured all the fun we were having:)
This is Hailey and Jim preparing for the Hunger Games movie, by reading as much as they can first:)
Look at how tall Hailey is getting:)
The kids have taught themselves how to do flips on the trampoline, so Grandma caught them on camera doing them:)
On one of the days, Jim and Lesa took everyone (minus Hailey and I) to The Hallmark Gallery. Since Kansas City is where Hallmark originated, they have made this mall type area (called the Crown Center) where they display and show you all their trademark items. One room is dedicated to all of their Christmas ornaments, another is to this woman below. They also own a lot of the stores around them. One is called Kaleidoscope, where they have all there left over products and samples that kids can go into different rooms and craft or build things. They had a blast:)