Between children there can be a bit of competition. For example, here is Stella trying to get a bit of Grace's bottle.
Stella wasn't too competetive though. She decided to let Grace finish up and went on her way to play with some other toy.
With the giving of gifts is also the desire to play with some of the gifts. Char and Dave gave the boys each a pneumatic rocket for their birthdays. Soon we could see Dave testing them out.
That's one of the great things about having kids. No matter what your age, you can still play with the cool toys, and not be ashamed.
Char ended up having to spend some time reading to our kids as well. Some of the books that Char and Dave gave to the kids were puzzle books and workbooks.
Hopefully John will use pencils on the workbook and not eat them. I wonder if he has some kind of graphite deficiency?
In the evening we would settle down for a bit of reading time. Since Char and Dave had just finished up Jonny Tremaine we didn't read from that. Mary had a couple of other children's books that we read during their visit.