I’m not sure how Laird came up with those names, but those were his nicknames for my parents when they recently came to visit us. If you’re lucky enough to know L, at some point you will be called a name that is not your own. Sometimes it’s cute, sometimes it’s simply annoying.
The title is a little misleading, for although they desperately wanted to spoil L&L (mainly with sweets), being the mean mommy that I am (and a dentist), I had to set some restrictions. Left to their own (and grandpa and grandmoo’s) devices, those two would be stuffed full of m&m’s and sugar. Trust me, Laird still got his fair share of frozen yogurt buffets and Leini even got a few licks of ice cream at a ridiculously young 7-months, so don’t write me off as being completely cruel. Who knows what else they got when I wasn’t around. 🙂
Anyway, back to the point. My parents visited us for a couple weeks and still managed to come in time to enjoy some of the country’s most beautiful weather. Anyone who has visited Oregon during the summer knows that there is no better place in the world to be. Warm, dry days and crisp cool nights.
So for two weeks we strolled the farmer’s market, visited a few jungle gyms, watched L ride his bike in Eagle Crest, celebrated two birthdays, went to the zoo and even managed to sneak in a Timbers game. Whew. I think the rule of “nap when your kids are napping” still applies though, and we had ample time to lay in the hammock and watch football. Sadly, all good things must come to an end and they headed back to Hawaii. But hopefully they’ll return soon and, more than likely, Laird will have made up new names for them.
Here’s just a glimpse of our quick time together.