In the middle of December, we spent a weekend with our Grandkids in Seattle.
We met in Everett at the Children’s Museum and while Harv and the boys explored the museum,
Dulci , Ella and I went to a special children’s performance of the Nutcracker. The (mostly) young performers did an excellent job and Ella was entranced by the costumes, music and dance.
After we all had lunch together, we headed to their house to make gingerbread houses. It was harder than anticipated so PopPop came and demonstrated his architectural and structural knowledge..
The kids kept PopPop well grounded while waiting for the gingerbread “mortar” to dry.
Mom and Dad took a mini retreat on Whidby Island, so we stayed with the kids for the night
The next morning we took the grandkids shopping for gifts for their mom and Dad and to have their picture taken with Santa as a special surprise.
By the time the gingerbread houses where dry enough to decorate, Dad and Mom were back and we had a special dinner of Raclette.
It was a wonderful way to celebrate the coming of Christmas and spend precious time building memories with the grandchildren.