Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What We Did with the Brubakers, Part 2

The two little girls played and played and played.  Every waking second they were together.

 When Ellie figured out she could go down the slide in the basement all by herself, she would beg anyone in the area to lift her to the top so she could show how big she was.
One of my biggest chores while the Brubakers were staying with us was trying to convince Evie that I am her mom and Heidi's mom, too. Heidi would call me "Mom," and Evie would shout, "No, my mom!"  Heidi would try to explain, I would hug Heidi and agree with her, but I don't think she was ever fully convinced . . .
Sam, Sam, Sam.  What did I do to deserve such a great son-in-law?  He made the Olympics video, he helped us with the road tape, and he and Heidi took each of the kids out for an individual date.

Plus he endured endless surprise attacks from Hyrum and Micah (mostly Hyrum), computer questions from me and Brad, and Evie stealing his daughter's belongings.

One night, I walked in on these three:
He had "The Game of Life" on his iPod, and he kept Hyrum and Micah busy for a while as he rolled for them and read out their life choices as they came along.  The funniest comment was from Hyrum, when he bought a motor home--"A motor home is the best because I can just drive my house wherever I want to go!  How cool is that?"  Ah, the wisdom of a five-year-old.


  1. The "No! My Mom!" made me laugh!

    My Grandlittles have done that!

    Looks like a fun time was had by all!

    Gosh, are you ready for summer to be over?

    It feels like it's taking forever this year.

  2. I'm jealous that you got to have your daughter and her family with you for so long. I'm getting really anxious to see Katie and her girls again. It's been almost a year now! Glad you all had so much fun together.