A celebratory visit

For much of last week we had visitors who spoiled Wyatt with lots of little gifts and taught him to wiggle his ears.  You guessed it, the grandparents from Oregon were in town.   We invited them to come to Seattle to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary and a 73rd birthdays with us.  So we dragged them to a ball game at Safeco and then enjoyed dinner at one of their favorite places, The Old Spaghetti Factory.  We found time for shopping in Ballard, eating French pastries at Besalu, and dining on our deck for a nice birthday dinner complete with carrot cake (as requested by the birthday boy).  Of course we stayed up too late each night talking about plans and ideas for the future . . .  and the presidential primary "side-show" that we are all subjected to these days.  I'm excited they are planning travels for their 50th Anniversary in a year.  And glad to see they are in good health and good spirits -- especially since the past year has brought a few scares.

Wyatt wrangled out of the grandparents some bedtime stories, lots of hugs, a few gifts, high praise for his Lego creations, lessons in ear wiggling, and assistance with running his stuffed-animal clinic.  They were indeed kept busy.

After my parents drove away headed for Oregon, Wyatt turned to me and bemoaned, "Now we have peace and quiet."


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