Tessa is always so happy to have any of her grandparents around. She honestly could have cared less if Jake and I were there or not. And I cannot mention this last weekend without mention how much they spoiled us. After spending the day out and about, Gma and Gpa Rich helped us pick some living room paint color swatches I could happily live with (remember this?) and then said, "Well, let's do it. Let's paint." So we did. Do I think they are insane for wanting to spend vacation time painting my living room and hallway? Yes I do. And we love them all the more for it. I feel so much calmer in my living room and haven't looked up once to hate the color, which was becoming a nightly ritual before. Plus, they helped us do a WAY better job than we would have been able to do on our own. Believe me.
Then later in the week, Tessa and I went with a friend and her boys to the Children's Museum. There was so much to do. I was impressed. We will certainly be returning one day.
The dinosaurs were the hit of the day, but we also had fun checking out the light/shadow room, the animal displays, the turtle pond, the dress up area, the fire engine slide, the miniature house, the bug room, the water play area, etcetera, etcetera.