My daughter and her family arrived on Wednesday the 4th and left early the following Monday. The 4th is my son-in-law's birthday and we got a chance to spoil him which is always wonderful. Howard had holidays so he was here as well and our two boys came out for Mother's Day and I had my whole family with me. What a wonderful treat that was.
There are eight of us with the adults and the two grand-babies. Daimon is three and Keith is eight months. I'm quite confident my son-in-law is not always sure what to do with me but he's an excellent sport in putting up with my eccentricities. I did warn him when he was dating Jessica that if he didn't like me, he should perhaps run. He didn't. He makes her laugh and that's fabulous. I'm looking forward to seeing how they age together.
We had the boys to ourselves one night while their parents escaped for some alone time to celebrate their ninth anniversary. They - the boys - were very well behaved... of course.
When I was a little girl and we would visit my Dad's family, we'd sometimes walk the mile into town to go to the general store and buy soda pop and jaw breakers so it was especially fun for me to take my oldest grandson to the candy store and let him buy something with his own money.
While he was here, Keith started sitting up. It's nice to share one of those first. With Daimon, he rolled over for the first time at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
The pond in our back yard was quite fascinating. Grandpa and Daimon are having lunch while watching the ducks and the turtles. We also spent a lot of time looking at the baby flowers (buds) and watering them.
Howard had a particularly difficult weekend with his health which makes pictures like these even more special. Daimon is making wrapping paper for Jessica's Mother's Day present.
There are a lot of men in my life. At left, all the boys. At right, the uncles and the grand-babies. And below, me and my babies. I have wonderful children. I'm very proud of them and delighted that we have a good relationship. For me, that's ultra important.
Monday, I literally spent on the couch re-energizing. Today is my throw the rest of the rocks day so I'm about to head outside and work on the final garden bed. Howard suggested that I mow the lawn instead but I told him the lawn would bug him and not me and he would therefore find a way to get it done if I didn't... however... the rocks would bug me and I'd have to look at them for the next month or longer so I needed to get them done before my leg appointment on Friday. I have a list for the week that includes throwing the rocks, grocery shopping, cleaning house, and starting some knitting projects for the sit still period. It'll work. I am determined to be good and get this leg thing over with.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - family... and 11.4 pounds lost
P.S... I'm wearing Katherine's Vogue 8691 top and Marcy's Vogue 9060 skirt