In spite of some of the "craziness" here in Minnesota, I find it hard to wipe the huge smile from my face! I am loving every single exhausting moment with Owen and Audrey!
Our days are filled with such joy and, truth be told, when the grandkids are both in bed for the night, Mimi (the other grandma) and I share a glass (or two!) of wine together....talk and laugh and sigh.
Of course, the best laid plans are always open to not working out exactly as you would like....but, somehow in the end, it turns out to be just fine. For example, we said our good-byes to Mommy and Daddy as they headed off to the airport...and, eventually, Cancun, Mexico. They got their tickets upgraded, got comfy in their seats on the plane while anticipating ordering a couple of bloody mary's....dreaming of warm weather and the beach....until, the announcement came on telling then that this plane wasn't going anywhere due to some technical issues.
Unfortunately, they weren't able to get off until 6 a.m. the following morning....at which time blizzard conditions were expected (!!)....however, the snow held off for a few hours and they did make it out today! I am picturing them on the lounge chairs now with a good book and a frozen drink in hand.
Back at the house, the kids were getting up from their naps when we noticed that Owen's cheeks were bright red and he seemed to be feeling a little punky. A thermometer was stuck under his tongue and I gasped as I watch it go up to 102.8. Since both of his parents were recently treated for strep throat....and, thinking of the impending storm....a decision was made to take him to a walk-in clinic and check out the situation. Several hours later....the verdict was, yep, strep! A prescription for an anti-biotic was filled and home we went...
So far, this was becoming an interesting trip...
Fast forward to today....Owen seems to be feeling better.....Audrey is her usual adorable self....we gave them a couple of our surprises that we had both brought for them---Owen, a Buzz Lightyear outfit (see above photo) and Audrey a doll that drinks and pees and even comes with its own commode. Of course, we didn't realize it, but as soon as you feed the doll the water....it immediately comes out the other end!
So, there have been lots of giggles....lots of playtime....building tracks and racing the little cars, playing pretend, singing, dancing, silliness, trains, books, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
I have given up on not eating any chocolate as Mimi and I decided that we must have some M and M's as well as chocolate covered raisins in the house for when the blizzard hits. And, talking about that, it is snowing quite heavily outside and several inches of snow are forecast for today and tomorrow.
All this.....and, it is only Sunday... : )