Why is it that every weekend I decide to visit VT, I get the worst weather? One time it hailed, another was pouring sheets of rain. This past weekend was no exception- snow squalls with black ice – so bad that I had to call my Mommy and Daddy to come meet us, left my car in Southern VT, and got to my parents house SIX HOURS after we left our home in Boston. Poor Avery snoozing in the back seat (with his baby) was NOT thrilled either…
NOT a great start to the weekend. But it got better… I mean, how could it have gotten any worse?!
Saturday while Avery was playing, I snagged some much overdue pictures of Avery’s House in my parents basement.
It has a door, a window, mail slot, and light…and it’s Avery’s size!
…And you can’t have a house without a number…. (my parent’s street number is 102)
Fully equipped with a kitchen, and stars on the ceiling!
Avery loves passing items thru the mailbox… but he gets very frustrated when big items (like his broom) get stuck and won’t go thru.
He even has an Avery-height light switch!
Saturday morning there was lots of playing. Avery was busy feeding the cat and throwing the dogs toys, in and out of his house, and he loved playing with the matchbox cars – hand-me-downs from Uncle Marcus – so they’re 15-20 years old. When Avery started driving the cars on the stairway rail, he decided to make Avery a ramp!
And when that got boring, Avery used Grampy to hold up the ramp.
It was cold out, but we took a quick trip outside for some sledding.
And come noontime, us girls went out to the movies and left Grampy and Avery having lunch together.
Avery took a nap after lunch, but then he and Grampy and Great Uncle Mike played until we came back (we saw Safe Haven… GOOD MOVIE!). They were probably being silly like this:
We had dinner at Aunt Candy and Uncle Paul’s Saturday night where Avery met the Strawberry Man and got slobbered with kisses from Cloe. And that night Grampy won our card game and all $6 he won went into Avery’s college fun jar
Sunday morning was more fun around the house. More playing with the animals…
And we stopped in to Great Grandma and Grandpa’s to visit. Avery was snoozing for the first bit and I got to help Grandma with her puzzle for a little, but when Avery was up he was ALL about Pumba… Grandma’s Ginea Pig.
Grammy and Grampy drove us to get our car and before we headed home, we just HAD to get Avery his first ever Happy Meal. Isn’t the kids fries container so cute?!
Avery wasn’t as impressed and before we could catch him…
his fries went swimming! Oh kiddo.
When we got home, Daddy showed Avery how to use his Happy Meal toy – a power rangers thing that shoots disks… Avery loves it!
Now it’s Monday, back to our daily grind. This weekend Avery’s Grandma and Aunt (Vinay’s family) are coming to visit. Then it’s Easter in VT. Let’s hope all the snow is gone by then so we can do an Easter piniata outside – with the upcoming snow storm (yes, another one) I bet it’ll be an indoor thing this year!