Saturday, May 5, 2012

Guess What We Did on Thursday

We decided to test out our theory that we could go visit the grandkids and return home in the same day. Of course, we knew it was possible, since it's just under three hours each way, but we weren't sure how practical it would be.

I'm happy to report that it was both practical and enjoyable. We left home at 9:00 a.m. so that we would be to Chris and Kelsey's house by lunch time. Clara was in school, of course, so lunch was with Kelsey and Robert. Kelsey had only told Robert that "somebody" was coming to visit, and we were tickled at his ecstatic greeting when we rang the doorbell . . . "Grandma! Grandpa!" (with a HUGE smile on his face and hugs all around).

When it was time to fetch Clara from school, Dan and Kelsey went to pick her up in our car, while I stayed home with Robert, who was napping. Clara didn't know we were coming, so was surprised to have Grandpa's little red car show up at school.

We spent the afternoon talking with Kelsey and playing with the kids.

Clara searches for Rome, where her Daddy often travels for business.
Silly . . . 
Silly . . . 
Grandpa spent a long time making things out of Play-Doh, using the Play-Doh factory. He got really good at pressing out little Strawberry Shortcake dolls in every color of the rainbow. Robert was pretty patient, watching all those little girly things come off the presses, but finally had his fill. "Dinosaurs!" he demanded! So, taking pity on him, I spent the next few minutes cutting out red and yellow dinosaurs with him.

Around 4:00 it was time to go to the pool for Clara's swim lessons. Here she is, all decked out in her swim suit, swim cap, goggles and cover-up, showing me how it's done.

After swimming we went to dinner at Pei Wei, then said our good-byes and headed home. We were back home by 10:00 p.m., in time to go to bed at a decent hour. What sweet grandkids we have! Good job, Chris and Kelsey.

Clara reading the fortune from her fortune cookie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon and evening! Hope you get to do that many more times!