Amy and Craig celebrated their 10yr. anniversary this past weekend. Since they now live only 3hrs. from Chicago and my Mom lives in Chicago we decided that I would come and take care of the grandkidlets at Mom's while they have a nice time away in the Windy City. I know, I know..I live 6hrs away from there, but hey, I get to visit my Mom, Sister and other family while also seeing my grandkids. Sounded like a good idea at the time.It started out really good. Craig and Ames left and we went to the park and then home to an easy dinner and then we played outside some more, took baths and got ready for bed. Sophie was a bit hesitant to sleep without me holding her. I'm way too big to fit in the pack and play! But after sheer exhaustion she did sleep great all night. Katie and Taylor are the best kids. No fussing, whining or the usual 20 glasses of water please requests.They drifted off and Midge and I settled down to watch "The Blind Side". Then I heard the pitter, patter of feet heading to the bathroom and the distinct sound of, as Katie calls it, the "erps". Last weekend they were at my house and Taylor had the "erps". Now it was Katie's turn. We bonded all night! Every half hour right on the dot she puked. Poor thing! She was so brave and good about the whole thing. I now realized the blessing of being on surgical call. I could stay up all night and still function fairly normal the next day! Saturday she stayed on Great Grandma's sleeper couch watching cartoons and being amazed that a couch could have a bed in it! I'm sure she's back to normal by now and I'm fine too. I'm also glad that Craig and Amy had fun downtown because celebrating the wonderful relationship that they have is worth all the "erps" in the world! Happy 10th anniversary! (on April 29th)
The two Sophies.My sister's dog's name in Sophie and my Granddaughter's name is Sophie. That made things a little more interesting when calling for either of them!
Taylor and Sophie have a sibling sharing moment with a purple popsickle. Try saying that 10 times fast!
My Mom had to have some trees taken out. My Dad planted those trees when they bought their property and it was bittersweet to say goodbye. But at 60yrs. old they were dropping huge limbs that could squash a tiny tike...here's an example of a tiny tyke!Sophie liked playing around these chunks. No need to count the rings!
Here it is folks...kid crack...do we really know what's in those little nuggets? Do we? For some reason kiddos just love that stuff. And being the wonderful YaYa that I am, I caved and hopefully didn't poison any one!I did get a kick out of the stupid toy with the glowing tongue. You'll just have to buy your own meal to find out what I'm talking about!
Now this is grub worth chowing on! That Greek salad was to die for and all the other food was awesome. Thanks Mom!
Well, time to head out of Dodge! One last pic before hopping in the car and flying back to the Pines, Jack, Ed and hopefully no puke buckets!
Here's our little Miss Kate looking like she's on the mend. You're a real trouper Katie!