We drove to my parents' house in Arkansas to spend Thanksgiving. The drive went well; it was our longest road trip to date with Lydia (soon to be trumped by a drive to Florida for Christmas), and she handled it very well. We had a great time hanging out in Searcy, despite the cold, wet weather. We did the usual things: walked around Harding's campus, visited our three favorite parks, and even checked out the newly-renovated indoor PlayPlace at McDonald's.
Even with all that, we spent most of our time at Nanna & Papa's house, thoroughly enjoying all the goodies Nanna had in store for the boys: half-a-dozen brand new activity books (all their favorites like color-by-number, connect-the-dot, word search, etc.), as well as her very well-stocked play room, complete with creatively organized storage bins (now I know where I got that!). The kids also enjoyed the back yard for the first time on this trip. Nanna & Papa have added a small back deck since we were in town last, and it really made the backyard a lot more appealing. Plus, the boys are finally old enough to play outside with less supervision, so us grown-ups didn't have to match their cold tolerance :).
As always on Campbell holidays & vacations, our evenings were full of poker. All three kids were asleep every night right around 7:00 pm, so we spent several hours of every night at the card table. All in all, it was a great visit, and we are already looking forward to having Nanna & Papa here for Christmas.
It's hard to get a picture of Lydia alone because Caleb always jumps in :)
Everybody hanging out in the living room at N&P's house.
Caleb & Ethan enjoying the craft table that Nanna bought just before our visit.
Lydia taking one of many bottles in Nanna's arms :)
Daddy & the boys hanging out in Papa's new recliner.