Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oshkosh & Sherwood (3/23/09)

Monday, the kids and I went to Oshkosh to visit my Great Aunt Esther. We wheeled her to the main dining room where the grand piano can be found in the corner. Katherine and Logan brought their piano books and played for Aunt Esther. She told us that she and a girl friend used to take piano lessons together, but that was a long time ago. Then we went to the huge entertainment room. The kids watched TV while Aunt Esther and I played Rummy 500. We played until it was time to get Aunt Esther back to her area for lunch.
After we said our good-byes, we headed North. We stopped off for lunch at Subway...a favorite of ours. Then continued our drive to Sherwood, a suburb of sorts, of Appleton. We spent a few hours with Nathan & Chrissy, and their son, Andrew. I have known Nathan since he was a little boy. I used to babysit him and his brothers. Nathan got a job as a Appleton fireman. They moved up there almost a year ago. Chrissy works part-time as a nurse. Andrew is almost three and very smart. He was so happy to have Logan, Brett, and Katherine there. Everytime they would come upstairs, Andrew would come up, take their hand, and ask, "Would you come downstairs with me, please?" It was cute! We had tacos and a fruit salad for supper with chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Logan sat next to Andrew and got to help him manage his taco. After more playing, singing, and dancing, we loaded up the van and headed for home. It was so windy out on the country roads! It was about 9:20 when we walked in our kitchen. It was good to see my James. I missed him! It felt different taking a road trip and visiting people without him with us.

*Andrew playing Catch with Katherine
*Andrew conned Logan into feeding him while Nathan and Brett are getting seconds.
*Andrew is playing Horsey with Brett.

*Andrew talked Logan into giving him a horsey back ride.
*Brett (No more cookie?!), Katherine, Logan, and Andrew

*Logan, Andrew, Katherine, and Brett
*Nathan flying Andrew into the air

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