Friday, May 15, 2009

The Past 2 weeks -Grandma Visit.

One of my favorite pictures of Great-Grandma and her Grandson - can't you just feel the joy and laughter and love?

My grandma came in on April 30. We had so much fun with the boys. I hadn't seen her in over a year in a half. Last time was when Blake was 4 months old and he is nearly 2!!

She arrived when the temps were 75! We enjoyed the 4 days of the warm weather because shortly after it turned to overcast, wintry/rain mix. Because of the high temps breakup happened quite fast. All the snow melted, and caused me to see what a mess my yard was. Covered in toys, trash the dogs had carried out, and tons and tons of poop! Then I walk to the side of the house and see the HUGE problem. I guess the down pours we had just before the snow came last year, made a nice little river thru my back yard...well I knew about that. But then break up happened and the rush of the snow melting forced my little erosion problem turn into a huge mess! And the hugest problem of it all - all this erosion was happening over my septic tank. 4 feet of dirt missing and you could see my tank. Scared that the ground was going to finish thawing and then my septic tank shift and break off and make a nice poopy pool in my back yard - I frantically called to get it pumped. It was time for it to happen anyways. And then reassured me that it wasn't going to shift and break and that all I had to do is fill up the hole with some pit run. Yea - me fill a 4 foot by 5 feet long or bigger hole with pit run...very very funny!
Ok, well back to vacation. We hit all the hot spots in Fairbanks. She enjoyed everything. Even the vist to an Ortho Doc to get her knee drained of excess fluid -something that could have happened after her knee surgery earlier in March. Most of all she enjoyed going to the indoor pool every Monday for family swim. She sat in the sauna and hot tub and I swam with the boys. Ian did oh so well. I think I am going to enroll him in some swimming lessons if I can.
Another exciting thing is we sat in the hot springs and then we saw a moose. So Gma was quite content that she saw a moose! :) Eating lunch at Chena Hot Springs and the waiter comes over and says look out your window...and what do ya know mama and her babe!
I guess I should mention too I was a bit spoiled...Grandma loves to do wash - so at every given opportunity I was doing wash and she was folding it oh so nicely and putting it into organized piles. Made putting laundry away so much more easy! I told her that she was working to pay off her rent.

Here are some pictures of her 2 week vacation.

Gma and her moose

Picnic in Denali Park

The only snow left! At the Alyeska Pipe Line

All of us at Santa Clause House in North Pole

Reading bed time stories to the boys.


April said...

How fun! I'm so glad you get so many visitors. David keeps saying we should come visit you. That would be such a fun trip! I think it would be more fun after Jeff gets home and our hubbies can hang out. I hope your house doesn't wash away in a mud slide!

Natalie said...

Yeah for grandma's!

I hated Spring clean up! Though, I didn't have a big yard, thank goodness!