Last night we had the "Grands" for a sleepover at the motorhome. Mackenzie had a gymnastics meet up in Kent so they didn't arrive until 4:00 pm. Darin and Stephanie dropped them off on their way back home after the meet.
Side note: Darin is our son-in-law and he is a great guy. He is good natured and easy to get along with. Sometimes we joke with him and call him "Durwood" like in the old 60's sitcom Bewitched. That Darren's mother-in-law (Endora) called him Durwood just to bug him, like she didn't remember his name. So, sometimes when I call Stephanie on the phone I'll ask how "Durwood is doing". It's all just in good fun and our Darin takes it in that spirit.
Back to our evening with the girls.....We soon got rid of Mom and Dad and piled the girls into our Explorer for a trip to Petco. Annie was in need of a new dog food supply and we decided to stock up on a little bit before leaving town in about 10 days. There is a nice Petco store right over in west Olympia and we went there first. When we take the girls with us they always like to spend a bit of time checking out all of the little furry, feathery, scaly, and wet pets you can buy.
Zoey zoomed right in on the Ferret population, although they were snoozing and paid us no attention.
Both Mackenzie and Zoey looked at some other small animals. I think it was a hamster cage they were checking out. They would love to have one, but I don't think it would be a good idea for Grandma to spring one of those on our daughter at the moment. (could be fun though!)
Before going further, Mackenzie helped Papa get Annie's dog food loaded into the cart.
Next stop was the area for the reptiles. Yuck! I hate looking at those things. There were a few snakes and lizards and then a very nice looking tortoise.
Before we got to the checkout counter, Zoey headed back for one last look at some cute guinea pigs. She really liked those guinea pigs.
We got everyone and the dog food loaded up into the Explorer again before heading off to Target. Zoey has suddenly developed issues about staying in her own bed at night and goes into Mom and Dad's bed around 2:00 am to finish off her sleep. Not fun. So, tonight she and Grandma talked this over and I asked her if I bought her new "fun sheets" would she stay in her bed? She said, "Yes". (Yeah, right) So we let her go to the bedding aisle at Target to pick out a new set of sheets. She zeroed in on a full sized set featured Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Disney movie "Cars". She loves that movie. Fine with me. We bought those and when we got back to the motorhome I washed them so they would be ready for tonight at home. I'll have to find out if the new deal worked or not.
Here in the motorhome last night, we had no problems. We made up the living room sofa bed for the 2 girls and after a few...."Grandma, Zoey's kicking me" and...."Grandma, Mackenzie's breathing too loud and taking up too much of the bed" they settled down and were soon asleep. And Zoey stayed in her bed all night even without fun sheets. They will be back again next Saturday night for more of the same.
Until next time.....so long for now!
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