Grammie and Grandpa made it home from their vacation back east bearing gifts! My parents are pros at bringing us fabulous gifts when they travel and we hold down the fort for them (which is like a vacation for us). They always bring us thoughtful, interesting and unique gifts perfectly suited for each and every one of us and it is always fun to see what comes next as they range from the typical to the exotic! As fun as all of this is, we are mostly happy that they are home. For, although we love to hear about all the places they go and are glad that they have a fun time, we miss them when they're gone!
The traditional unveiling of our travel gifts is an exciting time for the kids (grown ups too) and this was no exception, in fact I have no idea how they are ever going to top this one! Here is the box that patiently travelled from Massachusettes to Seattle, making little "scratchy" noises along the way:
Hmm...what is in this box?
No, not candy, we already got some of that!
Let's distract ourselves for a while until it is time to open THAT box!
Here we go. I can't wait! I can't wait! Dad, hurry up with those scissors!
Viola! WOW! Would you look at that! A lobster! From Cape Cod! Can we keep him?
He is kinda cute . . .
Grandpa, Katie, Grammie, Wyatt and McRae (oh and one of those lobsters too)!
Into the pot with ye!
I would've posted pictures of the end result, alas I was too stuffed from eating that lobster! What a treat! I must say, that growing up with a father in the seafood industry has completely turned me into a seafood snob (I won't order it in restaurants unless I know where it comes from - or it is fish-n-chips, prawns or shrimp) and although I'd had my fair share of lobster last year on our vacation (hello all), this was COMPLETELY different. This lobster was the real deal: succulent, rich and so very tasty! Looks like I may have to be adding Massachusettes to the places I'd like to visit, not only for the rich history, beaches and close proximity to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, but also for the lobster! Thanks, Mom and Dad!