Our two-week quarantine following Sara’s visit ended last Friday and we celebrated on Saturday. in real life. with our favorite just-turned-six-year-old.
Almost two weeks had passed since his birthday, so he’d finished assembling his Big Present.This is a Batmobile, constructed from 3,000+ LEGOs. The instruction manual is nearly an inch thick. Katie reports that he was often up at 5am to work on it before school. I think the thing itself is impressive, but my favorite part is how proud Charlie is of his accomplishment!
Our gift was a modest 1,000-ish piece camping set (I love that there’s a fishing pole and a fish!), complete with an RV. Sam grabbed right onto that idea and proceeded to build one himself.I’m not sure he’s even seen an actual RV, but he totally gets that the bed and the table (with under-counter cabinets) are part of the same structure, and that there are windows 🙂
Dessert was an apple crisp with ice cream … and for the birthday boy, a candle.
On Sunday, we rested. and then on Monday, Sam came to play. We think this might be the first time Sam’s been here on his own since he was a baby. and we had a blast. The “boys” started out with water, bubbles, and the pressure washer (two clean cars FTW). We progressed to gardening (now that Sam knows deer eat “all of Poppa’s vegetables”, he’s convinced they need to leave tomatoes, instead of carrots, for Santa’s reindeer). then to the playground (we were the only ones there and wow, it was fun! Sam’s favorite is still the swing, but he does love to climb). a movie on Poppa’s iPad for quiet time. Junior Monopoly (nobody won). and finally matchbox cars with puzzle-board pile-ups.
Whew! and wow, it’s been seven weeks since Marmie & Poppa camp and yep, we were a little out of shape 😉
Game on, now, though. They’re coming for a sleepover in two weeks. We’ll be ready!