On Saturday we left the Dallas area and headed to San Antonio to visit Lenny’s parents.
We had not visited since 4th of July weekend…. and boy do my kids beg to come here at least once a week.
It is a long drive for us- potty breaks, eating breaks, he’s touching me, he took my DS, how much longer, and the list goes on and on.
We’ve gotten to the point that when they ask if we can please take the short way to Grandma and Grandpa’s we tell them to take a quick nap and when they wake up it will seem like we took the shortest route there is.
Nicky knows that is hog wash.
One thing that my boys love (that I don’t make) is homemade waffles.
I really need to invest in a waffle maker and then I can stop buying frozen waffles.
Grandma made her famous waffles and the boys devoured them!
Who needs a fork?
Sunday night we celebrated Grandparents Day by taking them to one of their favorite restaurants.
I am learning that when you’re 70, you already know what you want for dinner before you even arrive at the restaurant.
Lenny’s dad calls it sequence. It is a lot like routine.
I have messed up his sequence before.
Like clock-work, he has coffee every morning. When he makes his coffee he makes a glass of water and leaves it on the counter to remind him to take his medication after he is done with his coffee. More than once I have dumped that water out while cleaning up after breakfast.
This my friend messes up his sequence.
Grandma’s waffles are highlight number one.
Highlight number two- Grandpa taking them swimming.
They swim for hours…. and hours.
Poor Matthew stubbed his toe at the pool yesterday.
A big bowl of Cheerios made life better. Well, a little better.
He picked the smallest spoon in the drawer and ate his Cheerios one at a time.
One thing my father-in-law prides himself in is the fact that his water bill is less than $30 a month.
In the heat of south-central Texas, this makes for dead grass and the only living plants are cacti.
Lenny gave their yard a mini-make over.
And I made sure we bought a new water hose and oscillating sprinkler.
I think the neighbors will be happy.
Here is a peek…
We leave this morning.
The kids will protest.
Lenny will spend the first hour of our drive home talking about moving to San Antonio.
He loves it here.
(Matthew still in a bad mood about this toe.)
Here is to a peaceful drive home.
How did you celebrate Grandparents Day? It is not too late!
Give the special grandparents in your life a copy of Daria’s Grandchildren’s Delight cd. It is all of the music from the good old days that your children can enjoy with their grandparents!
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