All right, let's just get this straight! I am an unabashed fan of my precious grandchildren. This post will be all about them and my family so fair warning!!
We arrived in Dallas on Monday and were thrilled to see our grandchildren and their parents (son Rob and daughter-in-law Suzanne). Yes, we have the same name!!! Abby, our granddaughter, is an almost 6 year old who just completed kindergarten. Of course she is beautiful, brainy and a great athlete. Jackson, our grandson, is three years old and is fascinated by all super heroes. He is handsome, brainy and a great athlete. Now that we have that out of the way, let me tell you what has happened this week and how two aging grandparents coped with the energy of said fabulous grandchildren.
Abby's sixth birthday will occur on July 8th. Her cycling crazy grandparents wanted her to have a bike so with Abby and her father's help, we picked out a beautiful blue one on Monday. The helmet is a really cool Giro with pink and purple butterflies on it. She had several lessons on the bike with her grandad at a local school. I am not sure who worked harder, Abby or Roger. Abby will be a great cyclist and has made lots of progress.
Abby and Jackson's parents left on Thursday for a trip to Seattle, where they both ran in a half marathon. I am so proud of their athletic skills. Congrats to Suzanne for her first half marathon race!!!
We did many things to keep Abby and Jackson busy the four days that their parents were gone: cycling practice, a movie, special treats to eat like ice cream and donuts, trips to the dollar store, computer games, splash pad, to name a few.
On Saturday, my sister Sally and her daughter (my niece) Betsy picked Abby and me up for a quick trip to Ft. Worth to visit our mother and Abby's great grandmother. Roger stayed in Dallas with Jackson.
We had a great time and other niece Claire joined us for lunch.
|Grandad loves reading to Jackson.|
|Jackson loves strawberry shortcake.|
|Early morning cuddles with Grandad and Mimi.|
|Slip and Slide fun in the backyard.|
|Betsy, Mom, Sally|
|Claire (the new CPA in the family) and Granny.|
|Suzanne, Mom and Sally|
|Jackson at the Splash Pad!|
|Abby at the Splash Pad!|
Roger and I will spend next week in Dallas at a dear friend's home. We will have lots of time with family. Next week look for more pics of our fun time in Dallas. Thank you for reading the blog. We appreciate your interest in our lives. We recently learned that repair work has finally begun on our Tour back in Springfield.