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.
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.