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This week has been soooo long. Work has been ok, but the time just seems to crawl by. It doesn't help that I'm not sleeping very well...the sofa is a sleeper type so it's rock hard...and the pain is constant. I am not taking as much pain medicine as I should, trying to stretch the pills out.

sigh.

But enough about me. Tyler's third birthday was yesterday. His parents took him to Chuck-E-Cheese, then later, they met us for dinner. A good time was had by all...even though Tyler didn't know what to make of the waitstaff and their little chant.

So...pictures...

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Ain't he cute? Oh, and he told me he doesn't want a baby sister...which may be problematic, since she will be here in about a month...
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Jun. 10th, 2007 11:30 am
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I've been reminded lately that folks actually read this as several people have mentioned that I haven't updated in a couple of weeks.

The reason for no updates is that nothing out of the ordinary has really happened and I couldn't think of anything to say. heh.

But, I did take some pictures of our last day of babysitting Tyler for two weeks, so I'll post them for you guys.



Ain't he cute with his chocolate chip cookie face? More pics behind the cut )

I'll have some pics of my other grandson's third birthday party soon.
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Our first week has passed and we survived! In fact, we have really been enjoying spending more time with Tyler. This week, we are watching him Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. I'm going out to dinner with my Wave 4 Supper Club on Wednesday night, so Hubby will have the baby by himself for a couple of hours. He's not worried. :)

We have bought Tyler some books for him to look at while he's here, and he really loves them. We are happy because we are looking forward to reading to him once he's a bit older and able to sit still for longer than two minutes at a time.

I think tomorrow we will take him to the McDonald's play place so he can play for a while before we bring him home. He is used to eating supper rather later than we are, so it would allow us to eat while he plays. (Of course we will buy something for him too--even though it is really a waste of money because he just doesn't eat until "his" suppertime which is about 8pm.)

Behind the cut is a picture of my husband and my grandson playing "catch" (which we are teaching the little boy to play). They have their helmets on for safety. )

In other news, we went to visit my mother-in-law yesterday at the nursing home. She is doing much better than the last time I saw her about six weeks ago. She can feed herself and her mind is much sharper than it has been. She is still having issues with "time" in that she has seemed to lose her awareness of it. She thought Hubby sent her flowers that arrived before her birthday (March 24) when they really arrived the week of Easter (April 8). Small things like that which are worrying.

Another thing is, she is still working toward a goal of going home. This will not happen as soon as she thinks because she will need too much help at home--more than her insurance will cover--so she really has to improve a lot more, or the family will have to hire someone to come in more often during the week to assist her. She said that her insurance is going to pay for her to have a motorized chair, which will be great if true, because she has enough control of her hands now to drive it. I feel that will give her a much-needed emotional boost to be able to get around "on her own". I really do hope she can come home one day.

In other other news, hubby is finally ready to move on the house building. He has looked at the state of TN website for first time home buyers and was actually talking yesterday about it in a much more positive way.

I'll believe it when we finally get the loan.

I finished "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" and the ending was meh--now I need a new book. I got an email coupon from Barnes and Noble, so I ordered three books online from their bargain bin and I intend to go later to Hasting's to buy one to read while I'm waiting for the delivery. I want "The Final Solution" by Michael Chabon.

Guess that's it for now.
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Hubby and I were good grandfolk this weekend. We watched Tyler both Saturday and today because Adam had some training classes to go to so that he can start working at his new job at Publix this week.

Yep, he's hired!

He's been working at Target ever since he moved here. Unfortunately, they cannot give him full time hours. He put in an application at Publix a couple of weeks ago, had an interview last week and they hired him.

Publix is a fabulous company with outstanding benefits for their employees. He is very fortunate to get in with them and he can, if he stays with them, parlay this into quite a nice career.

So, when he asked us to babysit this weekend so he could do the training, we said "of course".

Yesterday, we had Tyler here from ten in the morning until about four in the afternoon. Hubby was working overtime from 7-12, so I had him by myself for a bit. Hubby brought home McDonald's for lunch and we had a nice time playing with the blocks and trucks and reading a book with the little boy.

Today we were going to be with him from 11:30 until about six. So we had a plan. We decided we would take him down to the children's play area at the Stone River. There is a massive playground/swings/slide/castle/sandbox thing there and the plan was to take the boy there and tire his little butt out.

Well, it worked. We took him there for a couple of hours and turned him loose (with one of us always nearby, of course). He climbed, ran around, swung on the swings, played in the sandbox and we taught him how to go down a slide! This was a first for Tyler, who has not actually gone down a slide as long as I've known him. But there was a little guy a bit younger who did it, so Tyler did it too.

Of course, once he did it the first time, he had to do it about five more times! LOL!!

Well, we were pooped and so was he...plus it was getting hot (it was about 1:30 by then) so we got Tyler some lunch (we had a big breakfast before we went over) and headed back to my son's place. Tyler ate and played a little bit with us and then he was getting cranky so we put him down for a nap.

He was still sleeping when his father got home. :) So, I think our plan worked.

We will be watching him quite a bit until the kids can get a daycare situation sorted. Next week it'll be Wednesday & Friday evenings and probably Saturday & Sunday afternoon or evening.

It was fun, but we're exhausted. Now we're home, he's having a Guinness and I'm having a "Joe-sized" Captain Morgan's and coke while we wait for our pizza.

Grandparenting is tiring, but fun!

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