Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 2012 Week 2

We said goodbye to Grandad..

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His house feels very empty... not just because Grandad's bed wasn't there anymore, but because Grandad had such a huge personality and would fill an entire room just by being in it :)



It's a little hard for me to blog about Grandad, mainly because I miss him so.  Words escape me now, but I loved him like a Dad, and he welcomed me into his family with such love and warmth.  It was almost embarrassing how he would brag on me to everyone he had the chance to introduce me to.  I had so many people come up to me this week, to tell me how much Grandad loved me, and how much they appreciated me --- it makes me choke up even to think about it now. Just like it does whenever Jaxon misses Grandad's presence and asks for him.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 2012 Week 1

Close to a fortnight before Grandad passed, we started staying over at his house and spending the nights there, helping out with caring for him.  Therefore, it isn't surprising that a bunch of what the little boy/we did this week was in/around Grandad's house. :) The little boy loved it.

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He particularly loved to play with the garden hose and bubbles :)


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We had one last Letti Thursday, and Walt came too, which was a nice surprise.


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We managed to get out and about a few times, one time to Lowe's to get some garden supplies for home.. The hubs went around getting stuff, and the little boy and I stayed and played in our "hiding place" nook by the swings and patio sets.


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We also made a short drive to Brownwood State Park and stayed for just a little bit - long enough to dip our feet into the lake and hike around a little.  It was over 100 degrees that day, so we retreated to our air conditioned car pretty quickly :P


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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

April Week 4

We did a little bit of "school work" ( and I use that term extremely loosely ) about transportation, which the little boy really seemed to enjoy. Oh, and we had to deal with some nasty allergies again. *bleh*




We had BBQ Ribs for Letti Thursday.


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The ladies from Bible Class celebrated a belated 93rd birthday with Grandad, and Patsy brought cupcakes!


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Then, Grandad and the little boy rocked their neck pillows..




Lastly, we took a short trip over to Dyess Air Force Base where they were having their annual Air and parked for a bit to enjoy the show




after which, we drove a short way to Fort Chadbourne, where THEY were having their opening day activities.


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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

April Week 3

We spent a night at the Hampton Inn in Big Springs, and the little boy was very thrilled about the "new surroundings", the elevator,

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and was especially enamoured with the swimming pool :)


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We continued the cars vs cups saga at Grandad's house




We made pancakes and used cookie cutters to make delicious pancake shapes..




We made good use of the X'mas presents Jaxon got from Shana outside in the yard..


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Grandad came to the table for Letti Thursday! The hubs helped Grandad into his wheelchair and wheeled him over to the dining table. :)




We made a short trip over to Lake McCarty,  (with plenty of sights along the way.. )


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where we skipped rocks


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and saw interesting fossil formations in the rocks by the lake..


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