Monday, January 28, 2013

An Unexpected Surprise

This morning, early, as Keith got things loaded in the truck for his meeting today, the phone rang.  My phone does not ring very often, and never this early (7-ish).  I jumped and ran for the phone, which I had left on the couch last night.  

It was my son, and there was a babysitter emergency, so I needed to go get the two toddler grands, Jax and Paiton, at their babysitter's house in Bonner Springs. 

Off I went. 

We had a good day... we started at McDonalds, where they got to play at the PlayPlace.  

Then home... 

 We gathered eggs.... three times.  Whether the hens wanted us to or not. 

We only broke ONE. 

We made chocolate chip cookies, and not only did they get to mix them, they put them on the sheets. 

We walked down to the bottom of the pasture in the 75 DEGREE TEMPS to see the fox hole. 

All the birds were locked up, they are now prisoners. 

Unfortunately, seconds after this attempt at petting was made, Jackson the Turkey bit Jaxton the boy on the leg, and he will have a good bruise tomorrow.  Jackson waited until we had gone through the gate and were leaving the henyard.  We are going to be very careful of him in the future.  Thankfully, there were very short tears, and a vow to "not go in there with that big one again"... however, Paiton was very frightened, and would not go near the chickens the rest of the day. 

We walked over to see Troy and Kathy's pond, but it is almost gone.  It is 15 feet deep at it's deepest, and there is not much left of it. 

Then they got their picture taken by the big maple tree in the front yard.  You see how grand the trunk is... it will be a loss someday when this great tree goes. 

We had a great day, and the dogs love these two, but they are also stressed out.  We're all going to sleep well tonight! 

Our weatherman says storms are coming in the wind, and it will only go down to the fifties tonight.  We hope this doesn't mean another year of drought. 

Thank you all for your kind words last night on the blog, we appreciate them, each and every one. 


  1. That sounds like a very good day! Now about the temperatures. How do you survive in the 50's? ;-} Just kidding.(I wish we were that warm!)

  2. Time with the grandkids is always great.

  3. What a couple of cuties you there.
    They look like two great helpers!

    Sleep well.

  4. A very special day. Beautiful grands.

  5. What cutie pies! I think they had a wonderful day, even with the turkey incident! You made it so much fun for them. I hope you and the dogs sleep well tonight!

  6. Phew! Were you tired? You can see that Mr. Turkey has an aghast look on his face. What? Pet me? Silly turkey. Looked like a fun day!

  7. What a nice surprise you had! It's great to see that you have that warmer weather and could be out in shirtsleeves. We won't be doing that for quite awhile yet. Except for the turkey it looks like a wonderful day !

  8. What a perfect day! Lovely family.

  9. We are suppose to get storms tonight. That turkey looks like he's telling him "I'm going to bite".

    But, other than that, I'm glad ya'll had a great day.

  10. It looks like a fun day in spite of Mr. Turkey! Memories of days like that will really stick with them! :)

  11. What an adorable post! I loved the pictures. A wonderful day indeed :) Very special!

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