Grandma and Grandpa brought Aunt Mary and Uncle Pete up to visit for the day. The girls and I went to church and then Target this morning, thinking we had plenty of time before they arrived. But as we drove down our street, we could see their car already in the driveway. How they made the drive in two hours and 10 minutes, I will never know! Amelia and Megan were super excited to see Grandma and Grandpa again, and they warmed up to Aunt Mary and Uncle Pete quickly.
Aunt Mary said she would love to read books to a little girl who would snuggle up on her lap, and Megan took advantage of that right away and convinced Aunt Mary to read almost the entire six story collection of Angelina Ballerina.
Grandpa gave Amelia a horsey ride into the living room and even reared up and neighed, which Amelia thought was great. Uncle Pete tried to convince her to kick her "horse" to get him to go faster, but the horse indicated that he would buck her off if she tried it, so she didn't.
Grandpa and Grandma brought up the rest of our Christmas presents that were too heavy for me to carry on the train, and the girls were thrilled to get to play with Megan's new wooden blocks. They each appropriated a set; Amelia built something that looked like the Parthenon, but she called it a road with a playground, and Megan insisted that she had to build exactly the same thing as Amelia. Grandpa was helping her, and every time he would put a block in the wrong place, Megan would say "No, no, no, no, NO!" and take it away. That went on and on and on, and had the rest of us in stitches.
Aunt Mary and Uncle Pete treated us to dinner at Culver's; the girls were excited because Grandpa shared his cheese curds with them. Uncle Pete had never heard of a cheese curd before, so he got to try one, too. I've already forgotten that that's just a Wisconsin thing. We had a great time visiting with Aunt Mary and Uncle Pete, and after they left, Amelia told me that we should go visit them this summer.