I realized this morning that each of the 4 Johnson adults that live in Indy had 1 of my kids with them, literally in 3 different states! Jared and Benaiah were in Ohio for an e2 event. Gary and Justin were in Nebraska for another speaking engagement. Leah had Keturah for a sleepover, so they were out running errands this morning. And Abishai and I were at home getting ready for the day and playing. 4 adults and 4 kids, scattered everywhere! How did we ever survive in Canada without the Grandparents' help? By relying on friends or not doing as much as we do now. Or I took the kids with me to things more often. But what a privilege to be near Grandparents again. It is a blessing that I don't want to take for granted. And oh my goodness, I think Abishai really missed having his one on one Grandma time last Monday because several times today he ran over to her for hugs! And he screeched (until Keturah shared her very blue lollipop with him) when he had to get in our van instead of Grandma's car. As Jared says, "He's SOOOOO CUUTTTEEEEE!!!!!" And he's stir crazy tonight because he only got a 1 1/2 hr nap today between things. Leah had him this evening so I could a Lilla Rose event with a hair stylist friend. Only one other person showed up, but, she bought a couple of things and I got to talk to my hair stylist for a couple of hours, too. Yeah for "me" time!
I haven't heard from Gary and Justin today, but yesterday they went to an aquarium and walked under those tunnel type fish tanks! They also stood in an area with big bats flying around! Fun! I wouldn't mind seeing bats if I knew they were there. I did see a bunch of bats in a cave when I was younger, maybe in my childhood or maybe as a college student. I can't remember. They aren't bad creatures, but if they are flying at you they can make you jump, just like any other flying creature, bees, wasps, birds, flying grasshoppers/locusts, etc.
I'm going to be done with this quickly because it's time to "spring forward" tonight and I have several easy tasks things that need to just get done tonight.
|Working on how to use these cool velveted racks I got at Aldi's. I didn't use them today, but they look neat!|
|The scarf holder holding a scarf!|
|Might be a good way to showcase just a few flexi's at a time.|
|When I was changing Abishai's diaper, I commented on how blue his face and tongue were, so I took a mirror and showed him. He got VERY upset that his face and tongue weren't normal colors! But he wouldn't let me take away the mirror!|
|Mom, clean up me up! It's wrong!|
|But he did willingly show me and Daddy his blue tongue.|
|Trying to fill Dad's shoes already.|
|Are you comfy enough, Keturah? When Grandpa's away, the grandchildren always steal his chair! Plus she has Grandma's Nook and Grandma's favorite blanket.|
|Blue face from a very blue lollipop!|