Sunday, January 18, 2009

Kids, Grandma Aunt Becky is worn out

It is my niece's 6th wedding anniversary this weekend. She and her husband's relationship reminds me of mine and Randy's. I love, love, love them and their children. Cole is 5 and Cierra is 3. Tell me what the hell I was thinking to believe I could handle the both of them this weekend! I wanted to take one at a time. However, due to the extenuating circumstances I said, "Oh yes, the kids and Great Aunt Becky will have a great time! Now, you guys go have a romantic weekend."

Cole, "Grandma Aunt Becky, Grandma Aunt Becky (that is what they call me), can I play Devin's Nintendo 360?" Me, "No, you have to get dressed wash your face, brush your teeth and eat breakfast." I have never seen a child move at the speed of sound before now. He was done in five minutes. I could leave him in front of the TV from dawn to dusk and he would be happy as long as the Nintendo was on.

Cierra, "Grandma Aunt Becky, Grandma Aunt Becky, can you read me a story? Can you read me another story? Can we play hide and seek? I'm hungry, I gotta poop. I'm hungry, I gotta poop. I'm hungry. I gotta poop." I can't tell you how many times I heard that. "Can I fix your hair? Can you fix mine? Can we put makeup on? Can we play blocks? No, I changed my mind, I don't want to play blocks. No, I changed my mind, I don't want you to read me a story. Me, "We will play with blocks and you're gonna like it!!"

Friday, we went to McD's and had dinner and played and played. I felt like a hamster. A really large hamster with sore knees. Watched Nim's Island before going to bed. Great movie.

Saturday, we went to the grocery store. We got a "car cart". These small town kids were in heaven. It was like a trip to the carnival for them. Came home and had kid hors d'oeuvres. We had cheese cubes, apple chunks and diced hot dogs on toothpicks. Neither of them poked their eyes out with them, which was a relief to me. We watched The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and snacked on popcorn and Goldfish. Another fab movie.

Sunday we went to the Wonderscope Children's Museum. A different adventure waited in every room. Cierra and I went grocery shopping with her mini cart and Cole checked us out. We went to the moon and gathered moon rock. We celebrated H2Oh! We experimented with flowing, squirting and splashing. Constructed pipes for more flowing. There were little boats and rubber duckies. There was a real sea turtle and Iguana. The hospital room was the kid's favorite, paging Dr. Cole, paging Dr Cierra...Off to the art room where we painted each other's faces and sported blue mustaches for the rest of the day. We played with huge vacuum hoses that sucked in scarves and furry balls and blew them out (my personal favorite). We dropped golf balls down rails that went loopty loop and round and round. We went in a submarine constructed mostly of Lego's. We wore vests with little plastic air tanks on the back, goggles, and swimming fins. Ahhh, it was so funny watching all the little kids trip and fall with those fins on. I know, I'm sick.

"Grandma Aunt Becky, you are beautiful and awesome. I love you."

We have had a lot of fun. I am definitely ready to take them home tomorrow. Grandma Aunt Becky needs her beauty sleep so she can be awesome some more.



Sassy said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Sounds like you are also worn out. Wish I could have been there to join the fun!

fineartist said...

Heh heh heh, bet my weekend was way more um...tantalizing. I know I suck, and if I would have been there you know I would have pitched right in, old grandma aunt Loee would have been on it too.

Um but I had a nice weekend. Um yeah.

Miss you, love you,

pearl said...

Sounds like a very exhausting, fun time!

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Jamie Dawn said...

Cole and Cierra sound like lively and fun kids.
I'm glad you survived it all.
Prince Caspian is indeed a terrific movie!
Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.
I read on your profile that you are recently widowed.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure it has been very hard to move forward with your life while your heart is aching. I wish you well.

Sir James E. Watkins said...

That was a real nice story. I enjoyed it smiling.

beckyboop said...

I finally figured out how to get pictures off my cell phone! Are those kids having a great time or what?

Ange said...

Pickles came running up behind me, "Who's that?? Whose THAT???"

"Remember Becky? With the fish (you had fish, right?) and we played at her house after the rock concert."

"Yeah! I remember!!"

Jack was on the computer the whole time, but said, "Can we go back to Becky's? It's been too long."

Then Pickles back with the, "Can we go to Becky's house???" on and on and on...

Which is why I appreciated this post so much. I already know Cole and Cierra. And the sore knees thanks to Mickey D's.

You are SO beautiful and awesome and we love you, too.

Wanna babysit??? :)

(damnit. kids are fighting over the other computer...gotta wrap it up)

fineartist said...

Oh Boo those pics are awesome!

fineartist said...

Hey and why isn't there a pic of YOU and YOUR damned blue 'stash? Heh heh.

word verification, bashro...