Anyway, I digress. I was fortunate enough to hang out for a day or two with both of my farther-flung children and their off-spring. I stopped at Jon and Sarah's on the way to Missouri and at Greg and Sarah's on the way back. I know Missouri to Park Falls by way of Waukesha may seem unusual, but there was a grandchild to see, so there was no missing that little trip!
|Ella likes her block towers|
|First time she crawled into Manny's kennel and opened and shut the door! LOL|
Things are looking good for both sets of parents and children, and it was a nice trip. I helped Sarah and Jon with their garage sale, hung out with little Miss Ella and in general had a nice time being with them. After the trip to Missouri, I stopped back in Janesville to pick up some things that I decided did not need to be dragged all the way to Missouri and back (like some extra tomato plants) and the things I picked up for the MA at Menards (or maybe it was Home Depot- they all look the same to me) and I drove ANOTHER hour after putting in 6 on the road before that. Little Greg is doing so well, getting so big!!
|LOVE that little furrowed brow|
And we had a nice time snuggling. I also got to snuggle with these two- what can I say, I am very popular. :)
It was nice being in Waukesha and spending a little time with Sarah and Greggy and helping out where I could so the parentals could do some things that are hard to do if one person is on baby patrol. I also babysat the little guy when Sarah had an event to attend and Greg was not getting home from work for a few hours. He has his fussy times still at night, but it was fine. We all have our fussy times!!
Full disclosure: I was so tired from traveling, I only got phone pictures of Little Greg and NONE of my Greg or Sarah! I was horrified. Lol. It was a surprise to download those pix and figure out what I did. Oy.
|I could die this is so cute.|
|Whew he's sleeping! :) He was a lot of fun to be with, he does like being held!|
You will notice that Gramma Debi likes to take morning selfies with the little ones! It makes me happy!!
|Learning to negotiate the little step between the kitchen and living room|
|She loved sitting in the little chair that Great Grandpa Oswald made for her dad and uncles|
|Grandpa snagged her as she was crawling by!|
|What is this thing, Grandpa Fred?|
|Not sure about the goats|
|This picture cracks me up!! "DAD WHAT ARE YOU DOING, HERE??"|
|Ella LOVED feeding that camel|
|Crackers are much appreciated by the camel|
|Thinking maybe the goats are ok|
|This partially albino deer was happy to get crackers|
|I dogsat Manny when the kids went to visit friends|
|The boy still smiles on cue for the camera!!|
|And they are headed for home! See you soon!!|
Anytime spent with the kids is a time of joy! Until next time, be a joy giver!!