Playing PaPa for the weekend

Our grandson came to stay with us this weekend. His parents were celebrating their wedding anniversary with a couple of date nights, so we were happy volunteers for watching the little guy. Theresa drove into St. Louis to pick him up Friday. We had another round of ice making for crappy road conditions, but all went well. We would have hated not to be able to have him for the weekend because of bad weather.

He is such a super little guy! Although he’s not really that little. For a three year old he is a sasquatch. He is easily the size of a five year old. I get a bit tickled when people are expecting a response from an older child than what they get from him. It is a bit confusing for them.

I only pray that his parents realize what a sweet natured kid they have on their hands. He is truly a joy to be around. Gentle and loving. A very good reflection of the wonderful job of parenting that his mom and dad are living. They do make us both so proud.

Saturday we loaded up in the truck and drove into Rolla to get the little guy his first pair of cowboy boots. Katy was due for a fresh pair too. She has not quite busted out of her old favorites, but their end is on the horizon.

We went to the stables for a visit with Stan. Theresa and Katy both rode and for the first time since October I actually thought that a ride wouldn’t be painful for me. I didn’t mount up, but it was a definite change in attitude that I even thought about the possibility. Since Collin is a couple of days away from getting his cast off from a broken leg and I haven’t worked since last year from my broken arse, I didn’t think it would have been a good idea for either one of us to go for a ride. Collin was happy to chase the barn cats and kick horse turds. At least he was able to break one of his boots in right.



  1. Annie said,

    February 26, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Grand Children are such a blessing, I am very glad I have my grandson living here with us!Sounds like you had a great visit!Annie

  2. karl said,

    February 27, 2008 at 1:58 AM

    how sweet i’m glad you appreciate your kids as parents. it is a tough job. so many obstacles that make raising sweet gentle kids difficult.

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