For two and a half days, we were able to do all the grandparents things many of our friends and relatives do all the time. And maybe even more that what they do because most of them do not get up at 6 am with 17 month olds who are ready for action--lots of it!
We went to Sam's kindergarten play in which he spoke loudly and clearly as the narrator. We saw Katie dance beautifully in her last recital as a member (and captain) of the Showstoppers at the Dance Factory. And as a bonus we saw Jeff in the Dad's dance and Michael doing funk. I watched Jasper's swim practice and Jim watched Sam play baseball. We praised Laura for completing a half-maraathon.
And on Sunday afternoon, there were 18 of us for Katie's graduation party with a cookout, cake, and a swim in the pool.
And there's a bit more family time to go. We will have lunch with Jeff and James and then head to NYC to see where Dan works at Sidewalk Lab and then have dinner with him.
However, it has been quiet time for the old folks since 6 pm last night and that is good too!