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First off, I’ve had some issues with inserting pics lately. I get them inserted just fine and then when I go to the blog I find that almost all of them cannot be clicked for a larger view. Obviously I’ve done something wrong. (nothing new there) I’m going to work on that with this post, but I really haven’t had much time to tackle the technical stuff (no matter how small) the past 3 weeks. I’ve got a precious 4 hours of free time before we go to get the Grands for a weekend camping trip. I still have some laundry to do and cook dinner and prepare some strawberries I bought. Plus…get this blog done.
Compared to yesterday, today really was less busy. Still busy…just less busy. We got breakfast going as usual over with the girls. Mackenzie wanted Eggs In A Hole so I got that going for her. Zoey just wanted cereal and banana.
After breakfast the girls went up to brush their teeth and get dressed for the day. Bruce did the dishes as he always does. We needed to get over to the grocery store to pick up a few items for the camping trip this weekend.
After getting a few items in the grocery department, and saying hello to Mommy who was trying to work, we went over to the floral department in the Top Foods Market. Today is July 15 and it is the 7th anniversary of the death of our other granddaughter, Sydney. We wanted to get some flower to take to her grave. The girls helped pick out some dark pink baby carnations.
We drove over to the cemetery, which happens to be behind our RV park, and went to Babyland.
Zoey and Mackenzie showed us the bouquet while Papa went to get some water for the flower urn at the gravesite. Mackenzie was less than 2 years old when Sydney died and Zoey wasn’t born yet.
This granddaughter, Sydney Catherine, was our son’s child and she was stillborn. It was a sudden death unforeseen by the doctor with no warning the baby was in trouble. After she was delivered, we got to hold her and be with her for as long as we all wanted. The hospital was wonderful and so caring. Unfortunately, our son and daughter-in-law’s marriage ended about 2 years later. So now, we only have our little Zoey and Mackenzie to play with but we will never forget, or stop missing, Sydney.
Zoey and Mackenzie are coming over to spend the night so that we don’t have to wake up at 5:30 tomorrow morning! We’ll get up and take them to McDonald’s for breakfast and then get the motorhome ready for the big adventure. We aren’t going far from “home” but it could possibly take a couple of hours to get there. I packed their clothes today when we babysat and they got all of their Barbie stuff ready and I had them bring along 2 squirt guns just for fun! Papa stuck their bikes in the back of the Explorer also. All of that, plus our scrapbook album work, should keep us busy.
Maybe we can interest them in a nap each afternoon, ya think?
Until next time…..so long for now!