How much fun it was to have Abby spend the night with us last Friday night! You saw pictures of her in the last blog. Rob brought Jackson, our three year old grandson, to the RV for Jackson's first sleep over on Saturday. Jackson was terrific, but I am a very biased grandmother. The following pics are from that very special time.
|Mimi (that would be me) makes great pancakes.|
|Jackson gets some help from Grandad with his shoes.|
|Jackson loves to swing.|
|Roger and Jackson on the steps of the RV.|
|A major discussion of shadows.|
|Swing me higher, Grandad!|
|Mimi's kitchen gloves make the best toy.|
|About that grandparenting, it is awesome!|
The following pictures show Jackson in full super hero mode. I guess it was the gloves.
We drove Jackson to Dallas on Sunday morning in time to meet Rob, Abby and cousins from Kansas, who just happened to be in Dallas. After a farewell to our family, we met my very dear friend Becky, for a visit that went all too quickly. Sunday was a lovely day with family and a very special friend. After our visit with Becky, it was back to the Tour.
Monday was a trip back to Dallas to watch Abby play soccer. We were thrilled to see Abby play and our son Rob coach. Coach Rob has worked with his team for several seasons and it has been fun to watch the team mature. The following pics are of the Pink Panthers.
|Abby, Bella and Bear before the game.|
|Abby (the goalie) gets some last minute coaching from Coach Rob.|
|The Pink Panthers|
|Abby is ready to block the goal attempts.|
|Bear gets in on the soccer fun.|
Grandparents' Day was Friday at Stonewall Jackson (Abby's school). What an incredible opportunity for us to see an excellent public school where the students, teachers and parents are equally involved.
|The school had been studying Japan and was cleverly decorated. These cherry trees are made out of popcorn.|
Saturday was the final soccer game with the Pink Panthers winning 2 - 0! Abby scored one of the goals! Following the game athletes and parents met at Cafe Brazil where Coach Rob handed out awards.
It was a busy week filled with lots of activities. Roger and I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I know that we are grateful for happy, healthy children and grandchildren. How wonderful it is to spend time with our Dallas family.
I will be taking a two week break from the blog. My mother and I are leaving for a Rhine River cruise on Friday and will be away for two weeks. Roger will remain in Terrell with Bear. Thank you for your continued interest in our adventures and again, Happy Thanksgiving.