Thursday, January 29, 2009

Overnighter at Grandma's

This past weekend we were at Shelley and Brad's house. We had gone to Boise for Kelly's annual review with his company. When we were getting ready to leave on Saturday morning, Noah kept saying "Bapa", "car". I suggested that we could take Noah home with us, because they would be coming over next weekend. Shelley wouldn't have anything to do with that! I said, "Too bad we don't live closer, and we could meet halfway!" That got her to thinking! "Dad, are you working in Twin Falls this week?" Sure enough, we made a plan to take him until Tuesday morning, and then Kelly would meet her in Twin Falls when he went to work there. His bags were packed and we were gone in about ten minutes!

Well, we really enjoyed having him with us. I didn't get any pictures (sorry). My little camera is lost. But that is no excuse to not take them with my big one. Oh well. But I was amazed at how well he did. Shelley was calling every two hours. But he did just fine. He is really starting to talk. He was putting two words together like "Scout, puppy". He started calling me "Mawmaw". It sounded like a long drawn out mama, but definitely different. We worked on "on" and "off" while he was putting lids and handles on buckets in the bathtub. He slept through the night two out of the three nights he was here. I love it how he loves to hold onto my ear when he goes to sleep. What a cutie! I got him an ice cream cone at Keslers. (Just a tiny bump on a cone) and he had the whole thing downed by the time we got home. He seemed to remember being here. When he saw the Beauty and the Beast tea set, he immediately took it out to the living room coffee table and asked for water. He remembered where Kelly's office is downstairs. And when he saw the deer hanging in Kelly's office he called them "puppies".

I think Brad and Shelley had a great little break. They went up to McCall for a night, and stayed at a Lodge by a lake that we visited when Noah was about two weeks old.

I love being a Grandma!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Midlife Tune-Up

Kelly and I are NOT falling apart. We are just getting our Midlife Tune-ups this year. I had knee surgery about two weeks ago. What the doctor thought was two meniscus tears, was one meniscus tear and some arthritis. Sheesh, I'm too young to have arthritis! The surgery went well. I just had to stay off my feet for a couple days. But I'm up and walking fine again. I'm anxious to get back to my exercise. That will be a few weeks down the road I guess.

A couple of days before Christmas, Kelly was out taking care of Scout, our chocolate Lab. Scout was trying to get away and Kelly went after him and slipped on some ice. He landed on his left shoulder. Ouch! He thought things were slowly getting better, but after a month of not having complete mobility he went and had an MRI. He got the results today, and found out that he does have a tear in his shoulder. He sees the doctor next week, but we are sure that he will be having surgery soon. I will fill everyone in soon.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Two Birthdays in One

January 10th is a pretty special day for me. Twenty Five years ago today my first little girl, ShelleyAnne was born. (She was my first girl, but she had two older brothers.) What a joy she has been to me all these years. I love it that she is not only my daughter, but one of my very best friends. It is fun to be able to have someone you can talk to almost every day, and never run out of anything to say. So I say Happy Birthday to Shelley!

And....two years ago today, my first grandchild was born. . . my sweet Ellee Kate. How I love this little girl! I didn't know that grandparents loved their grandchildren as much as their own children, but I know that now! Elle has been so much fun for me. I do miss her terribly now that she and her mommy (Kara) and daddy (James) are living in Memphis while her daddy is going to dental school. I love you Elle! Happy Birthday!