Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nashville time

Uh uh, I have some catching up to do. The internet in the townhouse in Nashville is not the greatest and besides, I don't have that much time there after I have done all the playing with William. We drove up last Monday after the St Martin's anniversary festivities and returned yesterday (Tuesday).

After we arrived we met Helen, Ben and William at a Mexican restaurant. William was hungry so he was very appreciative of the chips and salsa they always bring right away. He doesn't mind how spicy it is.

Having a conversation with Papa (Grandpa) while waiting for the food. During the week we found that he was very interested in watches and clocks. He likes numbers and one day we spend a lot time upstairs discovering the times change on the nightstand clocks. Papa's was always a little behind. One time we walked back into the room and the hour had changed. We heard him say "OMG". Out of his mouth ... that was cute and so unexpected.

During our time there Papa took lots of walks with William. This gave Mommy and Omi time in the sewing room. At the end we were very happy about what was accomplished.

Ha-ha, what is the advantage of having one daughter in Richmond and one in Nashville? Answer: you get two birthday cakes! Chocolate again. Helen knows her dad. Oh was it good.

Did I mention that we played hard? William is very happy if you just invent something very simple. Here is one example: yes, a video!

(Sorry about the looks of the capris and the wool socks. It had turned cold.)

One night we went to Cheekwood Botanical Garden. We have a membership. There was a special exhibition, a lightshow by Bruce Munro.

There was live classical music in several places and William loved that. He was always very quiet and attentive.

Full moon.

More music.

On Sunday we met Helen at a church we had not been to before. I forgot to take a picture from the outside because I was busy taking the picture of this beautiful mushroom. Love that picture.

The inside after the service. William had walked off with Papa because he knew exactly where coffee hour with the snacks was.

On the way out I noticed stars hanging from the ceiling with the children's names on them. Cool.

More play.

William emptied the whole toy box and climbed in. More fun.

He showed us what he could do.

Last night before we have to leave. Since we didn't want any leftovers we went to Ruby Tuesday's.

On the drive home to Richmond the next day, we had picnic lunch at exit # 77. This time there was electricity and we could pump gas. Not like last time when I was driving back by myself.

As soon as we were back in the car I noticed this hitchhiker crawling up my pants. Needless to say he didn't make it all the way to Richmond with us.

Now, what kind of a winter can we expect?

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