We arrived at the airport on the 9th to a welcome sign for all the grandparents flying in to stay with the kids. All the Idiart couples are traveling in France and the Basque country where their grandparents immigrated from. A wonderful opportunity for them and a wonderful experience for us as grandparents.
|All the Grandparents. It has been fun to get to know the Nadalds and Gardners better.|
Then we had more special greeting gifts.
Powder Puff football for Eliza:
Gone to Football games:
As Gary and I were hanging out on the bed with lots of noise and activity going on in the living room, Luci walked in and said, "My parents would usually be asleep by now." So, with that endorsement, we decided to go to sleep. They are such good kids, that I had no worries.
Sunday morning before church we had a lazy day.
After church and dinner we went to their cousin Elise's birthday party. Again, why did I not take pictures? The Idiart family is very blessed (and, yes, I admit I am a little jealous) to have all their children and grandchildren live right here in the same ward and neighborhoods. Just about every Sunday they get together for dinner and the cousins are best of friends. I am so grateful they have that, as that is how I grew up with my aunts and uncles and cousins, and our daughters grew up surrounded by grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins.
Tiffany left this schedule for us:
And the couples have been having an amazing time. I'll post some of their pictures tomorrow.