Meanwhile, Back in Minnesota Day 1&2

by Doris (aka Grandma Yoder)

We have had a happy day, but yes, we feel a bit busy right now. Is anyone wondering why? But I wanted to give you a quick rundown of the day, since I know a mother who will be reassured by the commonplace and happy events of the day. 
When we parted at Culvers we started the car movie player (or so I thought), but neither of the boys seemed very engrossed, they were sort of busy talking and asking questions, sometimes giggling over the “movie” (so I thought) and finally Ryan fell asleep at about 1:00 pm.  Finally Luke informs me the movie is not going. He said it is just stuck on the one picture all the time.  I look and it is the menu screen. OOPS!  I think maybe they were seeing some previews or something up to that point. Anyway, finally, we got the movie going and Luke became very engrossed and quiet.
Our car kept showing a low tire alarm, so Jason finally wanted to check that, and when we stopped, Ryan woke and was happy and talkative, but totally WET. He had peed his pants while sleeping.  We were at the gas station, so we changed his clothes. I found out a toilet stall is very, very, very crowded with a little boy, but we had a good potty break. I tried to keep him from bumping into the toilet unnecessarily, but, oh well, we just made good use of the soap dispenser and water when we got done. (By the way, Ryan does like the soap dispenser!) Jason wanted to buy some tire seal stuff, but they didn’t have it. So we kept driving. The tires seemed fine. He put some more air in just in case. 
The boys stayed happy and content for most of the way. We really did not make any long stops, but we stretched our legs several times.
Ryan discovered he could get us to stop real quick if he said he had to pee. (You realize, he had an accident, so we took his call very seriously.) But the second time he did that, he could barely pinch out a drop, so we wised up!  (LOL) 
When we got home, the lake became the main attraction since Brooke was at our dock swimming with Trenda and some friends.  The boys were a bit shy but Luke wanted to swim, so we came up the hill to get out swim clothes. Then when we finally got back down, Trenda was leaving (which I had expected to happen). It was just as well, that gave the boys a quiet dock area to get used to things. Before Luke got wet, he realized he had to poop. So, up the hill we go one more time, for a good potty break. (You need to visit our place and walk the hill a few times to appreciate this properly.) Ryan played contentedly around the swings and in the sand box while Luke pooped. THEN, we went down to the dock again. Now remember, the car is still totally loaded, nothing has been unloaded except the suitcase to get the swim suits. 
Yeah, we know how to prioritize! Important things first, of course.  Luke though, did enjoy the water, and actually did get in completely, swam (splashed) around the dock and enjoyed the water.
They fed the fish, which by the way, like the crackers very much. The minnow nets were Ryan’s main interest, throwing in toy boats and scooping them up. We have a sand pile down by the end of the dock too, so he played there as well. They enjoyed a good paddle boat ride.
Grandpa is cooking supper and the boys are in the bathtub right now….gotta go…food is ready!  Time to eat.Image
….and then bedtime:  7:30pm.

About tochinaandbackagain

I am a stay at home mom to two very active boys and soon we will bring home two Chinese twin girls with cleft lip and palate issues. I spend my day trying to be the best parent and wife I can be with God leading the way.
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2 Responses to Meanwhile, Back in Minnesota Day 1&2

  1. Thanks Doris, I really appreciate the updates and pictures. I am not worried about them when I know how the day went. Ted accuses me of a hovering mother sometimes.

  2. Holly says:

    Yay! for grandmas and babysitting. 😀

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