Yesterday evening Jeannie called and asked if I wanted to come over for supper and then go walking at Mather Field. I didn’t have to think twice about it and said yes, especially when she said she would pick me up. When I walked in their front door I got the surprise of my life – my son from NY flew in for a few days with his two boys. We have a few birthdays in November and they came to help celebrate, as Mike was able to get a several days off work. All of my CA kids were there also with their families, and it got to be very noisy! Every single one of them, plus my youngest sister and my niece, knew about this but they all kept it from me.
Today I got my hair cut and then stopped by Jeanne’s on my way home. They said Mike would be there with the boys any minute, so I just stayed the rest of the day. While out in the front yard with the 3 older kids, the boys were fascinated with my truck and wanted to get into it. Then they wanted to be seat-belted in, then “get the key Grandma so we can move forward a little”, then “close the doors Grandma, we’re going to lock it”. They thought they could lock me out and drive away, obviously.
Josh must have pushed and pulled every dial and button on the entire dashboard, because halfway home I noticed a light was lit – had to get my glasses to see what it was. He had put it into 4WD for me! That’s a boy for ya, and boys of all ages love motors and gadgets!
The guys are going someplace on their own for breakfast tomorrow morning, and then we’ll probably hang out the rest of the day. On Monday we’re all going to a photographer and have family pictures taken. The last time we did that was about a month before Bill died. Hope I can last for quite a few more photo sessions with them. The happiness of the event is somewhat tempered by the fact that we will be missing Mike’s wife, Sandy, and granddaughter Ara.