Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Wonderful Visit...Now the House is So Quiet

Oh what a wonderful visit...We had the best time...the kids arrived Tuesday evening (the best birthday gift I could have gotten), Hampton's birthday was Wednesday. I made his favorite acorn shaped muffinsfor breakfast...oh we had to have candles. Josh and Katie took him out to Disney for the day and we kept Camden...everyone had a blast. Birthday dinner Wednesday night. He loved his cheeseburgers, french fries and carrots...and after dinner out came the cake...this little boy lives and breathes Thomas the Train...so what better than a Thomas cake. I don't think I've ever seen anyone enjoy a cake quite as much as he did. Oh my goodness we laughed and laughed.

Thursday was very fun, nothing better than family ho
me for the holiday. Mom had the best time...she loved her time with Camden... Friday we just hung out all day, played outside a lot. Saturday the kids took Hampton out to the big toy store at Disney and we got Camden to ourselves again...Andy spent a lot of time on the floor with "his little girl"...when they weren't on the floor they were having serious talks...she had lots to tell him.

I didn't get much time on my laptop while they were here...Hampton loved getting on the Thomas the Train website
...he is amazing on that computer. He was sitting in my lap and we were "arrowing down" the page and then double clicking on the pictures of the trains, to go to their page. I kept going up to the back arrow to go back to the previous page. He said "Mamie I have a trick...watch!" He pressed the backspace key and sure enough we were back on the previous page...OMG! Now most of you probably already knew that, but I had no clue. Amazing! Can't wait to see what he teaches me next visit.

They left Sunday morning. Hampton was coming down with Josh's cold on Saturday...yes, I came down with it Monday afternoon and Andy got it Monday night. We're both dragging around here, sore throat, sneezing, blowing noses and coughing...but I wouldn't trade the time we had with the kids for anything.

21 comments:

*karendianne. said...

So much joy! I fell in love with the photo of Camden and Andy "talking" in the chair. It really looks like they had much to discuss. Such a connection going on there. Hampton had such a neat birthday and what a cake Carol! I had no idea a little man could be so proficient with a computer but what do I know? Amazing. Sorry to read everyone got a bug. Bugs aren't good. Out bugs, out! You know, one last thing... I love seeing Mom enjoying Camden. I imagine the joy she must have knowing "this is my great-granddaughter." That makes me happy for Mom.

Warmly, *karendianne.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! I didn't know that backspace trick -- tell Hampton thanks for the tip! Looks like you had a fabulous visit -- great pics and that cake is awesome!

Quilt Hollow said...

I didn't know the backspace key trick either! Hampton Rocks! Can't wait for "our" next lesson. The picture I liked best was Andy having a talk with Camden as I'm sure it is one of many. Wonder what she was telling him? :-)

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Darlene said...

What a delightful holiday week end! Hampton is such a cutie and Little Miss Camden is adorable. I love the picture of her with Andy - they were having a very serious chat. :-)

Allie said...

That looks like a WONDERFUL family time! The kids are just adorable - I love the pic of Andy and Camden having their talk. Great cake, my boys would've loved something like that.

Lori said...

Ahhh, looks like loads of fun! I have been having computer problems this week and was wishing I had my 20 something to help out. Gee....I had no idea even the littler ones were so handy to have around!!! LOL

Libby said...

What a fun time for everyone *s*

Thanks to Hampton for the computer tip - I had no idea.

Gretchen said...

Such sweet photos of the kids! How much fun y'all must have had. Sorry you are now sick. Get well soon!!!

em's scrapbag said...

Joyous memories. The cake is great and looks like it was thoughly enjoyed. Love the cake face. Happy times.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How fun! I love all the pictures. That's a really cool train cake! I guess if you have to catch a cold, it might as well be from hugging and kissing the little ones!

The Quilt Buddy said...

OMG!....I know someone else that would love the Thomas the Train cakde! Where did you get it?

So much fun and many memories!....Hope that you are feeling better now!

Karen said...

The train cake is amazing! Who made it? I can see that you had a really good time with your family and lots of memories to keep you company until the next visit.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, what a wonderful Thanksgiving and a beautiful family, Carol! So nice of you to share your joy with all of us! I hope that you and Andy, and the rest of the family are feeling better soon!

Pat said...

Your grandbabies are getting so big. Sooo cute too! Sounds like everyone had a great time. Hope your sniffles are better soon!

Janet said...

What backspace key? lol. I love the cake, it's so wonderful. I would have loved a birthday like that when I was young.

Kathie said...

what precious memories....
cute, cute, cute!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a very cool cake that Thomas cake is. Hampton sure looked like was enjoying it. Camden is adorable. and getting so big.
I'm glad you had a nice holiday Carol.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Forgot to say.......hope you guys are feeling better soon.

Carrie P. said...

Looks like so much fun. The grandkids are so darling. I can't believe Hampton is on the computer. He is so little but it amazing how little ones get around on the computer already.

joan said...

What a wondeful family.. so glad you had a good visit. Grand-kids are the best!