It appears that the children did many fun things and ate lots of sugary foods while spending the weekend with my parents. Playing in the fountain downtown and eating incredibly messy ice cream = fun. It's the proper sort of "spoiling" grandparents ought to do, I suppose. I'm not sure what exactly there is to spoil with ice cream, however.
* This post, as part of my effort to report the summer (having failed to do so while it was ongoing), was written September 10th. I understand that makes me weird. And lame.