We were so excited when Godmother Bailey and Aunt Pat decided to take a break from the cold, Michigan weather and spend a week with us in lovely Texas. Of course, Texas weather is extremely unpredictable, but most of the days were sunny enough to hang outside.
The Bergman brothers, lock and loaded, for some two, three, and four-wheeled fun. An adventure to the local playground is always on the agenda.
Steve got us all hooked up to Skype with Grandma and Grandpa Pits--on the big screen, no less! The kids each stood on the bench and told them their most recent accomplishment.
Harrison- I stopped sucking my thumb!
Gavin- I'm riding my bike with only one training wheel!
Cannon- (as told by me, but he was able to stand and celebrate) I went pee on the potty for the first time today!!
Editor's note: amazing that during the entire skype session--about 30 minutes, there was maybe, and I am being generous here, maybe three seconds of Grandpa on the screen, but somehow that was the money shot! Sorry, Grandma.
Harrison and G-Jo's favorite game is playing Scrabble. After much coercion I sat down to play and I must admit, it's a really, really fun game. It's the kind of game you can talk to the people around you when it's not your turn, you only really have to focus when you're up. Perfect nerdy-party game.
Our days and nights were jam-packed with fun. We went from cruising the local playground to a night of bowling. We had one and a half hours to experience all the bowling fun possible. Towards the end Justin and Alex were going for the fastest ball, the best ball with the left hand, and I'm pretty sure there were even a few between-the-legs shots.
My boys loved all the special attention they received! They were never left without a helping hand or a lap to snuggle into. Here Aunt Pat and Cannon are experiencing a fun kids' game on Aunt Pat's new iPhone. I'm not sure who was having more fun. It's amazing the apps that are available for those darned iPhones....Tabata timer, zombie picture maker, not to mention the infamous Words With Friends app....but that's another Blog entirely.
We surprised Harrison at school one day for lunch. He had the cutest coy look on his face as he walked into the cafeteria seeing all the ladies waiting for him. Harrison is an outcast in that he doesn't L-O-V-E Chick-a-Filet like the rest of us, so we even made a special trip to McDonald's for his favorite lunch.
Cannon couldn't get enough of his Godmother Bailey or "Baaa" as he calls her. I would like to say Cannon tempered his meanness while in the presence of his Godmother, but that would be a lie.
The Bergman boys are known for a lot of things and playing games is one of them. Whether it's Scrabble, Chutes and Ladders, Fibber, or a heated game of Bingo, the Bergmans are IN. Add Steve to the mix and the game (whatever it is) goes to a whole new level...point in case: Bingo. A simple game, really. But not when Steve is in charge of drawing the letters/numbers....now we have prize money involved. Steve thought he was a shoo-in to get all his money back seeing that those playing were his wife and two sons. Oh, but he hadn't figured in Aunt Pat's very competitive nature. Guess who walked away with the winnings?
Case in point for the Bergman Boy's game-playing nature. They convinced Aunt Pat to put on a silly pair of glasses and get caught "fibbing" in a game by it's own name: Fibber.
We had such a good time with Patti and Bailey. It was sooo sad to see them go. I mean, like emotionally need-to-pull-it-together sad. Please hurry back; three boys are waiting at the door. We love you guys!