We set up our spare car seat in Oscar's parents car, and he LOVED riding in it. Martha always sat back with him and gave him snacks as they drove. He got so used to being with them that he tried climbing into their car as they were leaving and even chased them down the street crying as they drove away. It was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking. Martha called us in tears after about 10 minutes to make sure he was okay.
Their first activity was going strawberry picking at a local farm. The strawberries were extra small and early due to less rain this year, but they were also extra sweet.
I opted out of this activity since I was 6 months pregnant and it required constant bending over.
That evening we went out for a yummy Mexican dinner. Ty thoroughly enjoyed his hot dog wrapped in a deep fried tortilla. He also discovered how much he likes ketchup. He was happy just to eat regular tortillas dipped in ketchup.
Oscar also had fun with the ketchup.
The restaurant was close to Silverlake park, so we dropped by to let Ty see the ducks and play on the playground.
He thorougly enjoyed playing at the park with Grandpa and even voluntarily gave a hug to a total stranger who needed one. I've been loving his extra affection lately!
The next day we took a trip down to the temple. Since going Ty loves pointing out temples or just things he thinks are temples, like chapels, steeped houses, and big construction cranes. He often requests watching temple slideshows on youtube.
Martha and Marcus watched Ty while Oscar and I went in to do some ordinance work, then came in later themselves. We got some cute family pics while we were all there. The temple workers even let us take Ty down to the temple cafeteria for lunch.
We tried putting Ty in the middle of this stone family with a baby sister, but it was just too traumatic.
We attempted to get a pic of Ty by the tree, but he was not having it. Maybe because it was well past lunchtime by then.
It was a short but sweet trip and we're looking forward to seeing them again when baby girl arrives.