Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vacation

Well, sort of. Mitch was working nights this week, so I decided to decamp, and come to visit my parents in Carthage, TX. Mitch is back in Temple, having a ridiculously wonderful time in the ICU. Although I suspect he misses us a bit, I am really glad he is loving work so much. We have really been agonizing over the decision to take the longer fellowship road, but this week has definitely cinched it. A fellowshipping we will go...

Logan, Myra and I have really enjoyed our week here. Since we just have one vehicle, Mitch drove us up here and spent the weekend - then took my truck back to Temple!!! Ahh! I was afraid that I would go stir crazy with no vehicle and just me and the kids all week. Mom and Dad were at work all day. I actually had a really nice time. When I am home, there was always something to do, but here, the pressure is off a little. Even though I did miss our usual weekly activities, like Music Makers and reading time at the library, we had fun playing together at home. We also got to have lunch with Oma a couple of times and I even got to be on the radio. Yes, Carthage is a small town.

A few highlights... Logan, in Pappy's recliner, watching Elmo.
Myra and Logan play together - so cute!!
Myra's "crib"
Logan makes cookies with Oma's Kitchenaid. This was super cute, as he did it all himself.
This is Myra, wearing a blessing/christening gown that was given to us my my Great-Aunt Neno. It has been in the family for several generations. Isn't it lovely? We took a picture to give to Aunt Neno, and Dan did some beautiful photo editing to punch up the color and take out the age spots on the dress.

We also got to celebrate Pappy's 53rd birthday while we were here!
Logan hands Pappy a present...
then helps open it.
Myra just watched.
Pappy's cool camping cake. You can't really see it, but the tent lights up.
Logan likes the cake, but what is that face about?

We also got a chance to have dinner with my Grandparents, so Logan and Myra got to get to know them a little better.

Myra has had a great week! She has mastered the art of rolling over and is getting better at the tripod - she'll be sitting on her own pretty soon. She also learned to blow raspberries (during church, of course), and Pappy taught her to stick out her tongue. She's been doing it all week. Very cute!

We're getting ready to head back to Temple this morning. I am so glad that we were able to come. I agonized a little over whether or not this was a good idea. It's so hard to be away from the comforts of one's own home, and especially without a car. That said, we all had a great time, so I think it was a success! Now, if only I can find all of the toys that Logan has scattered about the house...

2 comments:

The Mommy said...

Yes! It was fun, and I'll get a package of toys, gorp rags, and Logan's plasti-dish in the mail Tuesday . . . .

DNAgallows said...

I am glad you were able to get away. Those kind of weeks can be long at home while the hubby is gone. I love how Myra can sleep anywhere!