Monday, July 8, 2013

Nashville time

Saturday June 22 ... We drove to Nashville. We were off a little later then usual because we had Schatzi and Jimmy spending the night with us. But we could leave them. Sarah and Wade came later to get them.
We thought the highway would be not so full because it was a Saturday. Wrong! All those trucks and cars this time.
But, finally we were there and saw Helen and William a lot and Ben too. William liked to go for a walk with his Pops in the evening.



Because Helen and  Ben were still renovating their house after their water damage, William spent most of the next nights with us. He is a lot of fun. We had a pretty good routine for going to bed. After the bath he would remind me that taking care of the teeth was next. But this is Sunday morning, ready for church.


He insisted on Grandpa's hand going to church.


Watching Kipper-time on Grandpa's lap.


He loves his big blocks.



We wanted to help Helen and Ben with the renovation. Painting the kitchen was one of the things we could do.



But our major job: playing with William! Helen had bought his favorite train track toy after Christmas at ALDI. Ah, I so wished we had an ALDI in Virginia. It's a major supermarket chain in Germany. Good stuff.




After dinner play time.


Once in a while James and I had just us-time. So a beer on the back deck is not unreasonable.


Helen was at rowing practice so James and I took William to "throw rocks".

 

Yup, there is Mommy. Her shoes are on the dock anyway.


One day when we needed to shop at Walmart for something, we got more excitement then usual. We arrived just after a car had just driven into a glass wall.



William's favorite after his nap was mango cream.


Omi thinks of new toys ... from the kitchen closet. A little video for William fans!


William is first at the dinner table. Ha, he is a growing boy!


Second Sunday morning. William loves the children's sermon. He did bring Mommy's puddleduck. It was Helen's favorite many years ago.


After the service James gave a talk about his camino walk. It was very well received. Fun. 


And finally between Ben, James, Helen and me we had Helen's closet done. Yeah, something to check off the to-do list.


William was a big help at the lumberyard.


Another good game. And yes, a video!



 Almost two weeks. Busy every day. Quite tired at the end of the day but those little arms around the neck make up for everything. And the next blog will be about a GREAT weekend to come.











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