Grammy (Chris' mom Leslie) is in town and we are so lucky. She drove out here from New Hampshire in mid September and has been in town for a few weeks now. She will likely be with us a few more weeks ... whatever her schedule dictates. This is a rare treat for us as we only get to see her once or maybe twice a year.
The Malletts are boring homebodies most of the time (work, school, carpool, sports, repeat) and having a visitor gives us a great excuse to get out and see a few things. We've mostly stuck to our routine of daily sporting events (practices and games) but we have branched out some and shopped, a trip the apple store, gone to the movies and visited the aquarium.
Andrew was out of school Friday (due to PTC) and so we decided to head to Gardner Village and check out all of the shops and Halloween decor. I love Gardner Village this time of year. Always something fun to see. Nic had a good time at the farm and rode a pony and loved the petting zoo. Sorry we went with out you Ben.
It's been wonderful to have Leslie in town and she's been a great help with Nicholas. She watched him and the boys for us while we were in LA. She's also watched Nicholas a few times which allowed be to catch up with old friends for lunches and run errands. It's nice to have family close by.