Thursday, July 5, 2007

Long Time No Post

It has been a whirlwind around here trying to make a nice visit with Grandmother. I shall start at the beginning:
Friday - we drove to Austin and picked her up at her granddaughter's house. We drove back home and brought all her bags in and gave her the grand tour. We were all tired after all the driving and took it easy that night.
Saturday - I took Grandmother to Wally World for some shopping. She doesn't move very fast, but boy can she shop. She picked out some things for her new great-great granddaughter, and found a pair of pants she'd been looking for in her size. We started the morning at church watching the Boy Scouts re-stripe the parking lot. She met lots of new people and sat out in the heat. She is a great sport and quite the trooper:)
Sunday - After church and lunch, we drove down to see Jessa. She is doing great, as is her mother. She is a beautiful baby, lots and lots of hair, blue eyes, and beautiful skin. She is already sleeping 4-5 hours at a time (God's blessings showering down on her parents!) We had terrible storms while we were there, and also at home. We arrived home to a powerless house, so we took Grandmother to Chili's for dinner. She'd only been there one other time. Because of the rain, Jacob was unable to work after Saturday. AND it appears watermelon season is about done, so he got to work 4 whole days! But he had a great time and got his check today - his FIRST paycheck. He has since been spending virtually every minute socializing with friends.
Wednesday - July 4th. I took Grandmother to our little 4th of July parade - I'm not sure if she's ever been to a parade before - and ours isn't much - lasted all of 20 minutes. She had fun, though.
Then, last night some of our friends had their annual 4th of July party, and we all went to that. Grandmother got to meet a lot of people like none she's ever met:) She was awesome, talked to everyone, and seemed to have a great time.

We still have more things in store for her, and I'm taking pictures to put together an album of her visit. She's a dream of a houseguest. She has picked tomatoes and weeded the bed, cut up and taken out the seeds of a watermelon, and has two pies she's wanting to fix. Not bad for 86 years young.


Constance said...

What wonderful memories you are making with your family! I LOVE the pictures, especially of her holding the baby! Before my own GGrandmother passed away in 1985, we were able to get a 5 generations picture of her with my daughters, Jennifer & Jessica! I love the idea of an album for her!

I know she doesn't know me but give her a hug from me. I miss my own grandmother very much! She passed away 7 years ago this month at the age of 86. Occasionally when I go into Sprawl-Mart, I'll see this one elderly lady shopping in there and she looks so much like my own grandma that I have to stop and do a double-take!

Maake every moment count!

Toni said...

Wow! You have been busy! Glad to hear the baby is doing well and that your visit is going well!

JP's Quickie~ almost done~ excellent! I got it off ebay! :)

Jules said...

Wow! She seems like quite the lady! I am glad you are enjoying your visit with her.