Ryan's mom came in first, so on Thursday morning we split up and I went to the Arboretum with Walter with the church playgroup and Ryan and Cherie went to our neighborhood playground and ran around with Henry. I think Cherie loved it and it was fun to hear her talk about it multiple times throughout the weekend. She even saw first hand Henry's love for all things round and got him another bouncy ball he can take to parks and play with.
On Friday, the main event was going to the BU bookstore to start off the graduation gifts. Ryan's parents have made it a tradition to get him a frame for his diplomas and this time was no exception. Those degrees are huge, and it'll be so cool to see it hung up in an office (or in a cubicle?) soon enough. Henry also loooves escalators, so he went up and down them as Nana and Papa perused.
On Saturday the weather was forecasted for rain, but it cleared up just as the day was starting so Ken joined our family and we headed to the Arboretum all together to smell and see the lilacs. Henry was being a bit wild, but the beautiful smells made it all worth it. And once again, it was so fun to see Ken interact with Henry. He's a boys boy and on both my side and Ryan's, even though I know he loves both grandparents, he always calls out for Papa. We had a fiasco at dinner where we went all the way to the restraunt before realizing that no one brought the diaper bag and I knew Walter was going to nurse soon so I just headed home, nursed him, and then right when he was done they were done with dinner so I went back to pick up Henry and then headed home and then ate the take out they got for me. Forgetfulness should definitely be my middle name...
// best dad ever award, right there. //
It was a long weekend, but we were all so proud of Ryan and so excited for him and all the hard work he's put in these last few years. And being YM's president through it all and being with the youth every Wednesday night and a lot of weekends too-- he's just super impressive. :) :)