My folks, Geemah and Grampa arrived for a visit on Monday afternoon! They took a room at a nearby hotel and the kids stayed there sleeping some nights. Geemah came and tried out the trailer one night. They used the pool and hot tub. Seems the hotel was fun... I didn't join them over there much... I don't like hotels much I like my own bed best! But during the day, and when Bump wasn't napping, we ran around and saw some of Oklahoma.
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Tuesday, we visited the library for several hours! FUN FUN FUN!!! Why oh why is that so fun!?! The kids all enjoyed the library. After a while, Grampa took Bump outside to run around a bit and then they came back inside and Bump got back to exploring the area designed for small children. Bud and Branch had their noses stuffed into books and Blossom was wandering and finding all sorts of picture books to pour over. Geemah and I chatted quietly and hunted for a few books to look at. After the library, we took our picnic lunch to the OSU Botanical Garden... Geemah loved it. I knew she would!! Looking and poking around the gardens was a treat. Lunch shared with perfect weather in the "Fairy Forest." Then The big kids went to the hotel to swim with Geemah and Grampa while I took Bump home for a nap. Then it was supper out and a driving tour of Stillwater.
Thursday Geemah and I planned to "Cricut" all day. The girls wanted to play, too... so, they picked a few little things to make cards with. When we finally finished their project, it was lunch time and our project hadn't even been started! We got it mostly figured out while the big kids went with Grampa to the hotel to swim. While we were cutting and figuring, Bump was playing around. He has a NEW trick that he love love loves! He likes to jump. But, he really prefers to step up onto something to jump off. So, up one stair and jump to the floor. Over and over. The last jump, something must have sizzled up his foot because he was crying and wailing. Two Tylenol later and off to nap. When he woke it was still painful and sore and he couldn't seem to put weight on it. So, we were heading out for supper and I decided I would take him to the urgent care clinic right after supper. (My burger was great, by the way!) They took three x-rays, which he was great for. The doctors and nurses and physicians assistants were all great. He was smiling and laughing and easily let them feel his foot. BUT, when we stood him up to walk, he would stop and ask for his "Buzz and Woo Shoes." He worked out a little limp to get the ball that they would toss for him to go get. He would hobble and walk on his heel with his toes lifted. He told them that his toes hurt. But, there was no break. He has a sprain or a bruise. Poor little guy. So, he will be back at his antics in a few days and will be fine - guess it is better to get it all checked out. Then we went back to the hotel and said our goodbyes because Geemah and Grampa would be leaving early in the morning!
--- 7 ---Today is a little rough with grandparent withdrawl. Our Geemah and Grampa have gone home, Our Pops is in Reno for a conference. I am no match to them!! The treekids are missing their fun people!!! And to top it off, I am MEAN and had them all do a math lesson since they couldn't really figure anything to do in their loss of fun. I did promise that we will go pick up a dvd from the redbox when all the math lessons are complete. I think that is why they are saying, "MOM!! We are ready. Let's GO!!!!!!!!" So, we are hoping (apparently) to find Spooky Buddies and maybe Bump will nap through that. If all goes according to plan, I might get some of those ol' pictures loaded and posted... cross your fingers!!!
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