I am posting about our weekend tonight and while looking at our fun pictures, I realized that what I really need is a grandparent to move into this house. It's been a very wearing week with pre-school dropping-off drama, a seeming explosion in the tattle count, purple crayon on my downstairs couch, and just general whininess all around. I have found myself thinking how much I dislike being the mom sometimes and I remembered a significant sentiment from a conversation with my mother-in-law, Marilyn, on Saturday: being the grandma is much more fun. Since life with the offspring is about to go from hectic to downright insane, I'm plotting ways to get more grandparent around here and less frazzled mother.
We had a second very fun weekend in a row with my in-laws, this time in our lovely Logan. The Utah Utes come to Logan every other year to take on the Aggies of Utah State, and we've made it a tradition to attend the game together. I think back in the day the Aggies actually used to be a pretty good football team, but for now, it's mostly just fun to go (read: hike) into Romney Stadium and sit in the "Away" section. Since our other annual away game trip was thwarted by our upcoming arrival, this game will have to do for this year.
Before the game, we met Gary and Marilyn at Center Street Grill, a tasty little diner here in Logan. Chris and I had eaten at Center Street before, but neither of us remembered it being as good as it was on Saturday. They even sell Tommie's donuts-- mmm. We ate a little later than the boys are used to and we intentionally starved them beforehand, so it was nice to enjoy a meal where they actually spent the time gobbling instead of pestering. See, another good grandparent-visit trick!
After lunch, we went to the park to play and relax. Grandparents are very good for playing long games of catch and swinging with rambunctious three-year-olds!
The boys had a blast with their favorite baby-sitter while the four of us went to the game. Aside from a few minor (ahem) errors by the special teams, the Utes were great, routing the Aggies on their home turf 58-10. GO UTES!
The sun was setting when we took these pictures, hence the red glow. Chris is just a goon.
Fortunately for me, we're doing the grandparent thing again this weekend, only this time in Idaho Falls with my parents. I may just leave the kids there...