Back in Texas

Welcome, Nana!

Welcome, Nana!

I’m back in Texas to help babysit the grandchildren and look what I found on my pillow when I walked into the guest bedroom.  What a lovely greeting.  I also found a lovely “welcome” poster that the children had made using their handprints to make little owls on tree limbs.  So cute!

Elizabeth Likes Me

Elizabeth Likes Me

My flight actually arrived 20 minutes early.  It was the first day of school for the grand-niblets so my son was able to be at the airport to pick me up with the children and I was able to accompany them to school on their exciting day.  I was so proud of them.  They walked right into their classrooms with nary a tear and, indeed, excitement.  That wasn’t the case for many other of the children.  We heard wailing up and down the hall. That won’t last long before they all settle in.

After school, we headed on home and Mika made a beeline for the bedroom to show me the poster they had made and to greet my bear, Elizabeth.  Now Elizabeth is my age and has been my bear since I was a newborn so she is getting a little fragile.  But Mika treated her very gently, for the most part.

Look at me, Nana!

Look at me, Nana!

Then as the afternoon progressed, Elizabeth became a little more adventurous, aided by her willing accomplice.  There is nothing like a toddler to help an aging bear feel young again.

Whee!

Whee!

When Elizabeth started kicking up her heels and threatening to try a cartwheel, I set my foot down and suggested we retire to the TV room and settle in for some more sedentary pursuits.

Napping and Watching

Napping and Watching

Elizabeth was tuckered out after her calisthenics so she was happy to cuddle with little Sweet Pea.

Luke the Observer

Luke the Observer

Little Spud had been observing the activities and interacting now and again and now he was also ready to hunker down with some time with Winnie the Pooh.

Only in Texas

Only in Texas

 

After an enjoyable afternoon, we headed off to meet up with Mommy at a local Mexican restaurant.  Mommy was returning from working at the hospital and we were all happy to see her.  I was also thrilled to have a chance to eat some great ethnic food.  Yummy!  A final stop at a Krogers and I had to laugh and take this picture of the magazine rack at the grocery store.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many gun magazines in one spot.  Yup, I’m definitely in Texas.

Now, since I got up at 3 a.m. this morning to head to the airport, I think I’ll say goodnight and head to bed.

 

 

 

 

 

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