Sunday, January 14, 2007

Grandkids

Well, we went to see the kids and grandkids yesterday. It ended up being a sort of quickie lol. We got over there about 10PM and stayed till about 1AM. We got to see 3 out of 4 grandkids though. Not too bad huh? We stopped at Barbs son Billy's place first and was pleasantly surprised to see Barb's other son Bob's wife Sara there. I didn't even really get a chance to say Hi to anyone as my grandson Andy immediately grabbed my hand and said "c'mon, I want to show you something". I was taken to his room and shown his toys and the video he was watching. He then decided he needed to pick up some of his toys and asked me to help him with it. What could I do? lol.

Andy is pretty smart for only being 3 years old. He knows not only how to put VCR tapes in his TV/VCR, but he knows which one is which. We watched part of 3 different tapes and then I got to go say Hi to the others there.

The youngest one Emily was asleep when we got there, but Billy got her up so we could say HI to the Birthday Girl. She is 1 year old now. And such a little cutie.

We ended up in the living room and talked a bit. Emily hasn't really warmed up to me yet. I was sitting on the floor playing with Andy on and off and Barb put her on my knee so I could hold her a bit. I ended up putting her on the floor so she could just go where she wanted. But then I showed her my watch. This seems to be something little ones like. The dial lights up. I've found that the boys really like this feature and will play with it quite a while. Emily liked it too. What a way to get her to like me huh? So that's pretty much what went on at Billy's place.

We decided to go see Barb's daughter Beth at her new apartment that night too. It was about 11 or so. We headed over there and found out we didn't have her exact address so we had to call and find out.

We got there with a little help and Beth had to wake my other grandson Jakob up so we could see him too. Jakob showed me some of his cars and other things around the apartment. What's better than getting a tour of the place from my grandson? It was about 1 AM then. Barb and I decided that it was best to beat the freezing rain that was headed for us. So off we went. It rained and there was some sleet too. But we made it safely home about 3:30 AM.

Not exactly what we had planned. But then again, that's pretty much how we do things. We don't actually plan, we just play it be ear. Same way with our vacations lol.

But we did have a good time seeing the Birthday girl and the other grandkids. And that also explains why I am posting this at around 12:30 PM today lol. We had to get some sleep. Skittles will post pictures she took and give her side of our little trip on her blog. Skittles was the official photographer on this trip. Till next time BYE!!

9 comments:

Jeni said...

That sounds like very good use of the day - visiting grandchildren is always a great thing, isn't it? And, it makes no difference whether they come visit you or you go to visit them - still great!

Sanni said...

Happy Birthday to Emily =)

Skittles said...

It was fun :)

East of Oregon said...

enjoyed reading about your trip - I saw the adorable photos that Skittles posted :)

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

So nice you could spend time with them all - at once. Showing the kids your watch is a great ice-breaker - Good Grandpa!

JohnH985 said...

Sounds like you all had a great trip. Glad you were able to beat most of the bad weather, nothing worse than driving through rain or sleet for an extended time.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh mike thank you so much for taking barb so see the kids. i know they are your kids too but she seemed to be missing them so much, you are a very good husband my friend. smiles....bee

The Wooden Porch said...

What a sweet trip!

Tisha said...

Sounds like a GREAT time! : )