Tuesday Jan 21st
The weather forecast is not nice. A snow storm is supposed to hit Virginia. One has to be flexible in life so we change our plans and decide to drive a day earlier then planned. Most nessessary work was done. Some things can be packed and worked on in Nashville. Yeah to laptops!
We had set the alarm clock but woke up even earlier and decided to just get going. We were on the road at 4:26 am. The drive was not always nice but we missed most of the bad weather. We were ahead of it. Good decision!
Of course Helen and William came over shortly after our arrival. William looks at our car and asks: "What happened?" It's just so cute when he says that.
No time like the present to play.
When Helen gets home later she texts this picture. From the car into bed for the night. Omi wore him out.
Dinner the next day. We wore him out again.
The following day Helen was prepared. She brought his pj. I think he even had a bath at Omi's and was carried to bed again from the car.
He loves his pj from Omi and Papa.
Friday January 24th. The year Helen was born had weather pretty similar except there was frozen snow with ruts on the ground. It was so cold that they didn't even want to let us out of the hospital because we didn't have a garage attached to the house we could drive into before getting out of the car.
I think Helen had a great birthday. It started that James picked the three of them up (I think at 9:30am) to go to the Circus. All 4 of them came back talking about it very excited.
Oh, they were going high!
William doesn't like to take naps any more but sometimes it happens whether he wants it or not. The circus was so exciting that he didn't make it home awake. Helen had to carry him from the car to Omi's bed where he took a nice long nap. Perfect ... because Helen was having a birthday party at 6:30 pm.
Grandpa took this picture. The "digger" is new and had to go everywhere for a while. The snack (apple slices) were served in the front loader.
Yes, 6:30! Let the festivities begin. Helen loves taco salad. So here it is just as she likes it.
Ben had taken care of the cake for his wife and William was helping. The top of the dryer was the secret place.
William again helped. This time blowing the candles.
And then eating it, ha-ha. It was most delicious. I think it was called "tres leches" oh so good. Well done, Ben!
Helen has wonderful friends and we had a lot of fun.
[The next day Helen went with William to see her MIL Joy and GeeGee (William's great-grandmother). They had arranged for Helen-Fest 2. I hope we get to see them in a few days too ... weather permitting!]