This past weekend we all headed out to Black Grandma & Grandpa's for a little visit. Greg and I got to get away for most of Saturday to go on his birthday date while the grandparents watched the kids. Greg and I had a great time by ourselves (in a mall & theater full of people) and it sounds like the kids had fun too.
On Sunday we visited a huge "deer store" in the area. A "deer store"--a sporting goods store with hunting gear, decoys, etc.--is where Greg likes to take the kids when I'm not around. This one was the ultimate deer store. They didn't just have decoys, they had actual live fish and real stuffed animals (think taxidermy). Sophie had a great time, though I think Greg had an even better time! Sophie even spotted the little shooting range and insisted on shooting the guns. Daddy and Grandpa had fun helping her to aim and shoot--she got to pull the trigger. After the deer store, we met up with more family to celebrate birthdays and a retirement at a BBQ joint. The birthday sundaes with fireworks were Sophie's favorite part of the meal. I think they were Grandpa's too!