Lord have mercy, I am one tired Omi! But it is the best kind of tired ever! I dropped off Maxx at about 9:30 this morning. He got up about 7:30 and played quietly in the living room until I got up which was as soon as I heard him. I fixed him a strawberry banana smoothie and he dressed himself. On the way to his house, we drove through Whataburger so I could get a cinnamon roll. He initially asked for some fries. By the time I ordered, he wanted a burger, fries, sprite and a cookie. I said “you’re having a burger and fries for breakfast?” He said “No, I had a smoothie for breakfast!” I told you, he has his dads’ appetite! I dropped him off and headed to my morning committment. When I finished with that, I picked up Cayden and Capri from Honey and Bear, their other grandparents about 1:00. We came right to my house and right away, we took advantage of a really beautiful day that topped out at 80 degrees. I let them run and play as much as possible!
About 2:45, I brought Capri in for a quick nap and after Papa made Cayden and me each an egg and cheese taco, Cayden insisted he wanted to make a pillowcase like Maxx did. Maxx forgot to take his home and Cayden was really impressed with it. Fortunately, I had some fabric set aside for pillowcases for Cayden and Capri so I pulled out Spiderman and prayed he would be a hit. He was!! Cayden parked himself in my recliner and we chatted while I prepped the fabrics and then we sewed together. He ran the pedal and I fed the fabric. I was shocked at how well he did. He discovered the slow speed and the fast. He has been driving a battery powered tractor for over a year so I guess it figures he would be good at pedal power. Here he is sewing while Sissy snoozed:
Once we got Capri up, she was not really interested in sewing. She wanted to go back outside. We stayed out as long as we could before mosquitoes could begin attacking. We played inside a while and then I fed them dinner. From there, we just bided out time until we could hit the tub.
A word about the little female child. She’s so great!! She’s sweet as candy – snuggles your shoulder any time she can. She’s tough as nails – falls down, gets up and keeps going. She’s besties with her brother – they played together beautifully all afternoon and evening. Last of all – that girl is part monkey! She will climb, jump, swing, run and grin the whole time! She was sliding down the gravel pile on her butt and ran around and climbed up to slide down again. She and Cayden took turns “rescuing” each other from the trailer hitch on the trailer. They have great fun together and seem to be really good friends. Papa got a kick out of watching her climb onto the end table and then jump onto the sofa. She would giggle, make sure he was smiling and climb on the table and jump again. This went on for quite a while. She loves being tossed onto the bed for diaper changes and held upside down anytime you want to play. She’s just FUN! In a year or two she will get her own ideas about how to spend her time with Omi but right now she is content to let Bubba call the shots on what they play with. She’s really easy.
7:30 brought bath time. They can both take off their clothes and a bottle of bubbles and some wands are all the bath toys they need. I sneaked in shampoo, conditioner, body soap scrubbing and they each let me brush out awesome curls while they brushed teeth. Then they ran naked through my house for a few minutes just to finish the drying process.
At 8:00, we cleaned up the toys, told Papa goodnight and went to bed – sort of. They weren’t going to leave each other alone side by side in the bed and I didn’t fit between them. I brilliantly solved this problem by letting Cayden get up and play on my phone while I lay next to Capri until she dozed off. This took an entire 3.5 minutes, give or take. Then, I put Cayden to bed and stayed nearby until I was sure he was asleep. This took less than 10 minutes. I left the room (without dozing off myself – yay!) at 8:24 with both of them down for the count. Then I decided I better wash their clothes. Especially since Miss Thang was sliding in that gravel pile all afternoon. Those are all dry, folded and ready to pack in the morning. Enjoy the photos. It was a great day!
Tomorrow, all the parents and most of the kids will be here for lunch. I will have the share all the darlings with their parents but I will get some baby snuggles with Calla! I am really grateful for Cayden and Capri. They are fun, smart, adventurous kids and time with them makes me really happy!
Rest well friends. I’m pretty sure I will.