In spite of the fact that both Bruce and I are still not feeling great because of the cold/virus, on Saturday the Grands still wanted to come over and play with Grandma and Papa. They had planned on another overnighter. OK, that was fine as long as everyone knew we were still a bit under the weather and there could be germs!!
Stephanie brought them over just before lunch. As soon as we got rid of her, we packed up a simple, quick picnic lunch and headed over to the Tumwater Historic Park not far from our RV. Although it was a little cool outdoors, the sun was shining and it just felt good to be out. Annie came along, too, so that made her happy.
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We ate lunch first. PB and J for the girls. At least they ate it on our whole wheat bread....with NO complaining.
After close inspection, she decided to give them a try. With a little help, she eventually made it across.
Mackenzie, being older and stronger, made it across the line of rings without any problems.
We saw a beautiful Mallard swimming in the pond.
After going back to the RV, the girls played with the toys we keep on board. We always have "issues" with who gets to do what and who is first....who gets to have the doll dressed in pink and who gets stuck with the doll dressed in white, and so on. About a year ago I devised a little system for selecting who gets to be first, which seems to be working out well. I got 2 large photo magnet frames and placed a photo of each girl in them. Then I added the label My First Day to each photo. When the girls come over we randomly select one of the two frames and it will then be that person's First Day. We put that photo magnet on the refrigerator door as a reminder. That means they get to open the door to the RV when we go out, feed Annie her dinner, help make up the bed for themselves by pushing the magic button on the sofa bed, and generally getting to be first with anything that day. Of course, that also means they have to be first for taking a shower that night, too. The next morning we switch the photo magnet out and the other Grand gets to be "first". Not a perfect solution, but one that is working for these 2 anyway. It helps keep Grandma sane.
Until next time.....so long for now! (cough, cough, hack, hack, sniff, sniff)
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