The week after Father’s Day I drove to meet my mom in Tennessee to hand off the boys for a week of grandparent camp. In preparation I made a list for myself of things I hoped to accomplish, knowing I wouldn’t come near to completing them but trying to give a little balance to work and play. The first order of business was to enjoy the silence of the empty car for the first hour and then to catch up with some friends. On the way back into town I stopped to have a quiet visit with my friends, the Peelers, and then headed home for a run with Adam followed by a quiet dinner.
The rest of the week was balanced with projects and time spent with Adam, relaxing and resting. It was a much-needed rest.
The boys didn’t miss us at all, as Nonie and Grandpa kept them well occupied. Here is a recap of their week, given by my mom’s facebook status updates:
Camp Nonie-Gramps is underway! I met Wendy for lunch Monday to pick up the grands.They happily spent the 3 hour drive watching “Little House on the Prairie”. When we arrived home, I was asked two questions: “Will you pull my tooth?” (I did), and “Can we have some junk food?” (Not now). We walked Paco, then the boys played pool, played on the piano, and played “Operation” while I fixed dinner. After dinner, it was off to the library and Dairy Queen with Grandpa, while I went to the funeral home and made a grocery run. After stories and prayers with Nonie, it was off to bed.
Small children, lots of blueberries, and upset stomachs do not go well together. My bedding will never be the same.
Camp Nonie-Gramps, Day Four: Today was much lower key, mainly because Gabriel had a fever and upset stomach. We did all work on decorating T-shirts this morning. I read to Gabriel, played Life with Stephen, took Sebastian on a grocery run, and helped Jack with Sudoku puzzles. The grands took turns working on their next shop project with Grandpa (pan pipes), and Randy took four of them swimming. Wendy arrived late tonight, so we’ll have an extra adult helping the rest of the week. Gabriel has seemed much better tonight, and no one else has come down with it.
Camp Nonie-Gramps, Day 6: Blueberry pancakes for breakfast, then we headed downtown to the Lazy Daze Park and splash pad. We stopped at Bee Bops for lunch, then dropped the grands back home with Grandpa while Wendy and I went out for lunch and shopping for Sebastian’s birthday gift. After a birthday dinner and cake, we finished up the day with movie night (Charlotte’s Web). They head home tomorrow morning, and the house will be very quiet. It’s been a grand week with the grands.
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