I suddenly realized that we only had one more week to visit Grandma Judy at her house this summer. Since Sweet Boy#2 was done with swim team it was time to seize the day and get over to the west side. How on earth did summer fly by so fast? Well, I packed up the boys and we drove three hours, over two mountain passes, and past all of the available restrooms to Grandma’s house. Thankfully, Grandma has two bathrooms that are available fairly regularly.
Well, we went to Baskin and Robins (it was the 31st of August which means good deals at 31 flavors), helped Grandma spread a bunch of rocks around her lawn (no she really wanted the rocks there, they were on the edge of the yard…mostly) and went swimming at the local pool.
The boys wrestled up and down Grandma’s stairs, lapped up the amazing supply of Garfield cartoons that Grandma has available, and snorked down some of her weird healthy chocolate.
Then we zipped off to the park where the boys thundered through the toys and headed to the lake.
It was a strange body of water. Just a few inches down, your arms look red. Several feet down, we couldn’t even see our legs the water was so dark. It tasted weird, too, not that we drank it, but there was a lot of splashing.
I had no intention of swimming, but who can resist when your child actually begs you to swim with them? I jumped into the red/black water in my clothes and did not regret it, despite the color and flavor and murk.
It was a fast visit but a very fun one and our last chance of the summer to visit Grandma Judy. I’m so glad we were able to go on this adventure together while The Hunky Hubby was at work!