Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Grandma fix

I would see a lot of grandparents with their grandchildren or hear their stories of being with them the past few days and it made me really long to see my grandsons. Tracy found a great deal on an airline ticket for me and purchased it. I was on a plane in two days. It was going to be a short trip, but it turned out to be longer than expected.

I got to Richmond, VA, saturday the 22nd around noon. All the Joneses were there to greet me. After we got my luggage we drove to a nice restaurant in a shopping mall. The boys and I played next door in a children's store while waiting for our table. After our lunch the boys and I rode on the train around the mall sidewalk, water fountain, etc. After we got home, Tracy went to a cooking school for MOPS (I think) and Michael & I got to put the boys to bed.

Sunday we went to church and Zachary & I got to watch Tracy teach in her room. She is such a good teacher; doesn't matter if it's her own children or others. I'm proud of her. After sunday school we went to Mikie's friend Jacob's 4th birthday party. He had a dinosaur theme. His mother did an awesome job with the decorations, food and games. We had a lot of fun.
Monday I watched the boys at their gymnastic practice. They are very good. Tracy went to the store later in the day and I stayed and played with the kids.

Someone must have been sick at the party because all five of us came down with the flu early Tuesday morning. I don't know how many times Tracy & I changed the boys bedding and pjs (it had to be at least 5 times in the middle of the night.) I'm sure Tracy will tell you more in her blog. This flu must have been very contagious because we know of at least 5 other people that also got sick at the same time. Since I was to leave Tuesday and the airline has their seatbelt rules, I decided it would be better to stay a while longer. Tracy purchased me another ticket to return on Friday.

We spent a lot of time just laying around and watching tv and running to the bathroom. Oh well, I was still with my little guys.

Thursday we were all feeling pretty good. Mikie and I decided to do a Wal Mart run for some birthday & sunday school supplies. I had so much fun spending time with him alone. We acted silly in the van and store. While there I let him pick out some new trains for his Christmas present. I even found some new pjs for him. Just remember his favorite color is PINK and he likes elephants. Don't know if daddy was so crazy about them, but they can be stay at home jamies.

While I was visiting, two different people called Zachary a girl, so Tracy decided it was time for his curl to go. I was lucky enough to give Mikie his first haircut and she let me do Zachary's. He did NOT cooperate as good as Mikie did so the end results were not as good;but Tracy has his curl and here are some pictures of this torture.

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I had so much fun playing and enjoying the boys. Just wish they were closer. Thanks Tracy & Michael for my tickets and my quality time with my grandsons.