The British Are Coming

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It’s been quite a fun week.  The Husband’s grandpa, grandma, and aunt have been visiting since Sunday.  We have had a blast playing board games, going to the driving range, drinking brandy and coke (that’s how grandpa rolls), and eating.  Lots and lots of eating.


Oh, and lots and lots of chewing and drooling.  It’s been hard to capture a picture of Henry and the grandparents without Henry’s hand in his mouth.  Or a rattle (like this one!).  Or an earnest attempt to fit them both in.


It is, obviously, very special to have the grandparents around – Henry’s great-grandparents!  And it’s extra special because we do not get to see them very often, as there is an entire ocean between us all usually.  This sounds so American, but they are so British (I am sure they think I am so American).  I’m found of you Brits, of course, so that’s a good thing. 


Tonight, we headed out to dinner, which was a nice treat.


Our destination: 300 East.


Hummus, beans and rice, and so. many. vegetables.  That is also a very good thing.



There may or may not be an English cup o’ tea waiting for me in the kitchen. 



  • Julianna @ Julianna Bananna September 27, 2012, 8:39 pm

    the food looks so good! and that’s so nice that family is in town! 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey September 27, 2012, 8:55 pm

    Is that where you and I went for dinner?

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012, 9:09 pm


  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 27, 2012, 9:06 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to England! Hopefully you can take Henry to visit them when he’s older and can remember the trip!

  • Lauren September 27, 2012, 9:09 pm

    My grandparents were British and I loved it! I married a Russian and now my children will have grandparents that are fluent in another language. I love the marriage of different cultures in a family.
    So glad Henry got to spend some time with his loving grandparents. 😉

  • Natalie @ will jog for food September 27, 2012, 9:09 pm

    Yum! Henry is really concentrating on his toy 🙂

  • Annette@FitnessPerks September 27, 2012, 10:41 pm

    Oooh fun night out!

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action September 27, 2012, 10:59 pm

    Henry is such a cutie! He’s so intent on staring at his hands!

    Hope you continue to have a wonderful visit!

  • Rachel September 28, 2012, 12:11 am

    Caitlin, did you see this? it made me think of you & your use of “chuffed” 😉

    it also made me think of Gretchen Wieners trying to make “fetch” happen!

  • Anna September 28, 2012, 2:33 am

    Coming from a genuine (that rhymes with ‘fin’ not ‘wine’!) Brit, we’re more likely to say cuppa tea, rather than cup o’tea…. we leave that pronunciation to the Irish 🙂
    You definitely get points for drinking proper tea at all, though!

  • Jen September 28, 2012, 3:46 am

    These pictures made me smile…the grandparents are just adorable!!!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 28, 2012, 7:26 am

    That sounds like so much! I’m a little jealous that you have British family….I’m a bit of Anglophile 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 28, 2012, 8:13 am

    Never thought I’d say this but what pretty hummus!

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats September 28, 2012, 8:46 am

    Aw thats so great to have great grandparents around! Random question but I did a workout DVD with a Bristish instructor and she kept refering to the belly button as a tummy button, is this a British thing? I spent one month in England and never heard the word tummy button so now I am curious!

    • Caitlin September 28, 2012, 9:07 am

      Haha, I don’t know – I’ll have to ask Kristien. Never heard of the tummy button either.

  • Laura September 28, 2012, 9:01 am

    It is so cool that Henry gets to meet his great-grandparents! That is pretty rare. You do a great job of capturing him learning and growing!

  • Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air September 28, 2012, 9:12 am

    Just had my own English cup of tea – yum! And Henry is PRECIOUS. Getting so big!!

  • Joanne September 28, 2012, 9:27 am

    Oh my goodness! Henry is growing up so fast! What a cutie.

  • Mandy September 28, 2012, 10:21 am

    It’s so fun that they are visiting! I would just want them to sit and talk to me for ever and ever if I were you haha Henry looks like he’s loving the grandparent attention.

    Dinner looks amazing.

  • Sophie @ Threetimesf September 28, 2012, 12:58 pm

    Haha what does it take to be ‘so British’?!?

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 28, 2012, 1:58 pm

    I feel SO American every time I’m around my British bf’s family. They did not know what to make of all my food picture taking during our last trip over this summer!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 28, 2012, 3:00 pm

    So glad you’re getting to enjoy time with them! It’s so special to meet and know your grandparents, let alone your GREAT grandparents!

  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd October 1, 2012, 12:16 pm

    OMG that hummus with capers! YUM!

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