Saturday, September 17, 2016

Some Time with Mom

My mom took the Greyhound down to San Antonio to stay with us a few days before heading to Louisiana to spend some time with her dad. 

The kids haven't been able to spend a nice chunk of time with her before, so we really enjoyed this. 

We hiked Lookout Mountain and watched the sunset. The water tower in the distance is near our house. 

Sunday afternoon we watched Anne of Green Gables. We used to watch this at Grandma's house for the holidays; it's been a favorite for all us girls to watch together.

The youth group was having a Nerd Night Sunday evening, and my mom and I helped serve the supper. Harrison made an awesome little nerd.

We explored a new park. The kids liked it but they said, "Can we come back in the winter?" 
It was a little warm.

Nana made chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles with the kids. We played several rounds of Uno. Had good conversations. We cooked meals together, did dishes and laundry and shopping. Lots of normal together while she was here. I enjoyed it immensely. 

Then we drove Mom over to Louisiana and spent a couple of days there. The focus of this trip is spending time with Grandpa. He's almost 90.

And, of course, we have to go to the Alligator Chateau at Oil and Gas Park in Jennings and hold baby alligators. Grandpa had never been there before,
 although he's seen it many times from the highway and wondered about it.

Bubba cooked okra gumbo for us. It was delicious! Chicken and shrimp and lots of okra ~ rice and potato salad. We saw Mrs. Aline and her family, stopped at Scratch Local Boutique and bought a few things (some friends just opened this shop in Crowley and it is lovely!), had supper and good conversation with Teressa and Jayda, visited several other people, and had donuts at Ruddock's Bakery with Uncle Gerald. A lot packed into a little space, but I feel full ~in a good way~ when we're driving back home to San Antonio. 

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