I sat down a few minutes ago to type out this post while Zoey is sitting across the table from me doing some craft project. I was talking to Bruce about something and Zoey seriously looks up at me and says, “You talk too much.” The kid could be on to something there! She didn’t say it in a rude manner, it was just an observation of a 5-year-old and she was speaking out loud.
The circus did come to town today and that circus appears to be us. Seems that chaos reigns much of the time when the Grands are around and things do take on the appearance of a 3-ring circus. As planned, they spent the night Thursday night and we got them tucked into bed with Toy Story playing on the TV Zoey. Zoey lets out a small holler and she comes into the bedroom where we are reading. She has a mouth full of blood and she said her front tooth was very loose. That was an understatement as it appeared to be sort of hanging….but not completely out. Something about a pillow smacking her in the face and the jury is still out on how that might have happened. I got her to rinse her mouth several times and we put a bit of tissue there to soak up the blood. It quit bleeding but the tooth hasn’t fallen out yet.
This morning we set out for Maple Grove Resort in Randle, Washington. It is approximately 85 miles southeast of Tumwater. We got underway early. You know…before 11:00 am. With the girls around we just can’t get things done much faster, especially after a breakfast trip to McDonald’s first. :)
We got there, checked in and selected site #2 as our own for the next few days. (I’ll post an RV park review in the near future) We got organized, as Zoey called it, and then we fixed a quick lunch and sat outside at the picnic table to eat. Zoey decided on our last camping trip that she prefers to eat al fresco, thank you very much. No sooner had we cleaned up and the girls were wanting to play with the squirt guns.
After the squirt gun fun had worn off, the circus decided to try a new activity. They have an indoor pool here so we took them over for a swim. That took up another hour and then it was back to the motorhome. We pulled their toy box out from our basement storage and put it on the lawn by the RV. Out came all the play dishes and fake food. That seems to be a hit with them most of the time.
We all ate dinner at the new IKEA table tonight and it worked great. It traveled well on our trip today, too. So we have definitely decided to keep it. There was plenty of space for everyone and it was a more sturdy table too.
Tonight at the RV park they had the Ice Cream Social. For $1.00 they serve up a large dish of ice cream and have several toppings to choose from. Mackenzie saw that on the schedule when we checked in and suggested we all go. Normally we don’t go for those….too many calories…..but this was for the Grands! (Yeah, right) So after dinner we trooped over to cough up our dollars. I elected not to get any, but went along for the usual photo opportunity.
There was some bike riding time before coming back into the motorhome to stay and play quietly while Papa napped and I began this post. I thought my comment yesterday about the Grands napping would get a reaction from my readers! There is no way at 5 years and 8 years there will be any napping going on with them. It was just wishful thinking on my part. Bruce and Annie have no problem with napping, that’s for sure.
Saturday we are driving up to Mt. Rainier. The Visitor Center at Paradise is our destination. We are looking forward to a great day.
Until next time…..so long for now!