Monday, December 10, 2012

Nov/Dec Journey 2012 Part 4

"Grandma!" "Grandpa!"

What wonderful words! I love hearing them! And we have for the last few days while visiting our older son and wife, Brad and Sheila, and their family. To be very honest, we heard "GrandPAW" more than "Grandpa"! 

We had a great time and enjoyed great weather! We went to eat last night in short sleeves - Brad wore shorts!

We stayed busy! We played. We took walks. We went to the park. We made treats:
Milky Way Sleds

and cutout cookies. We decorated those cookies and ourselves with lots of flour!
We went to the city tree-lighting ceremony. Granddaughter Grace sang with her school and they did a wonderful job! The temperature was around 50 so we all enjoyed the free hot chocolate and cookies!

The Holiday Express at Pullen Park in Raleigh was lots of fun - especially the train ride and the carousel. So glad that Brad was able to get tickets - they sell out in a hurry and now we know why - it is really fun and nice!

Grace spent most of one day with us - we shopped for fabric to make pillowcases. If you want a super slow Joann Fabrics store - I know where there is one! Just saying... After lunch, I cut fabric while Grace sewed the sausage part of the pillowcase. 

Grandpa ironed. The next day Jackson used the sewing machine and finished the pillowcases. 

They were a hit!
Everyone loved the fabric that Grace picked out!
We are still eating too much! Last night we ate at the Aviator Smokehouse. 
Brad had the Boil Over - a burger with bacon, smoked pulled pork, brisket, fries, sour cream, BBQ sauce, cheese and beer braised onions piled high on a fresh baked local beer bun!
Ivy, the youngest wasn't too sure about us but we finally won her over. She even put her arms up asking us to lift her! 
Grandpa loving every minute!
And one more picture taken shortly before we said good-bye. Can you guess what clothing we gave them for Christmas? Go Cubs!

Can't believe I didn't get a picture of the kids with their parents. We usually do but not this time. Guess we'll have to go back soon!

Now our journey continues as we head towards home. We are in Beckley, WV tonight. Football is on the TV. My knitting is calling me. The weather is cooler. We have been in rain most of today - at least it is not ice! 

1 comment:

  1. Those ARE wonderful words - especially when coming from the mouths of our grands, right?

    As a Cardinals fan, I must take exception to your choice of clothing for your grands. ha! Just kidding!



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