Saturday, April 12, 2014
My cup runneth over...
After I picked up Leighton at her school, I dropped her off at her Mama's and took her brother, Landon with me. We had a BIG day planned. First on our agenda was ice cream at Sweetie's on the Sponge Docks...that way we could see the big boats and have our Sweetie treat too. Landon choose a sugar cone with Cotton Candy ice cream and Nana had a cup of Rocky Road. Yummmmmm
Next stop was Spring Bayou where we saw more squirrels (or as they are known around here *&%# rodents with fuzzy tails) than we saw manatee or dolphins. Landon reassured me if a manatee jumped out of the bayou, he would pop it in the nose and make it go back into the water so I would not get hurt. I followed this with a short but entertaining and informative chat on the fact manatee are not prone to jumping out of the water and are very kind.
We got home and took a short dip in our pool, which, despite having solar heating, is still a bit brisk for this woman but, typical kid, Landon was in heaven. We worked three puzzles (not to brag...ok. to brag) this kid is a whiz at puzzles, while Papa cooked up Landon's dinner request: baked beans with lots of onion, hot dogs with both mustard and ketchup, yogurt and milk.
So Landon and I got on our jammies (it is not 6:30 pm) and snuggled down in Nana/Papa's big bed. We had snacks and milk and watched the whole thing pausing only to call Mommy and Daddy and tell them goodnight. We placed Landon's cot just inside the door leading to the lanai (locked, of course) and, around 8:30 he yawned, told me good night, went into kiss Papa goodnight and a half our later was sleeping between us.
About 9: 30, I felt a pat on my face and a very earnest little face about an inch from mine...Nana, I sleep in my bed. And he did for the rest of the night.
This morning, he got up around 7 and ran into the kitchen to help Papa fix breakfast. He got out the eggs and butter from the fridge like the two of them had been cooking together for eons. Papa taught him how to break and still the raw eggs to cook and Landon took his cooking lesson to heart.
It is hard not having a favorite Grand child so E and I have decided to have 3. When one is with us (and only one) that one is the FAVORITE...works for us.
So, Colvin's turn is next. It will be in May for sure or perhaps a Friday before if we can work it out. He was the trial run and now he gets his own over night. Since we have Leighton every Monday for most of the day and she is 17 mo. younger than her brothers, little Missy is just going to have to wait for her overnight a while.
These are the other two when I dropped Landon off.