Oh, Busy March (Part Two)

We took the kids back home after Spring Break and then Rich’s cousin Mary Ethel and her husband Roger came to spend the night with us.  They had been in Houston while on a road trip from their home in California so we were quite excited to get a phone call saying they were coming this way as they headed home.  I met Mary Ethel and Roger several years ago when we stayed at their home for a couple of nights and we hit it off right away.  They are friendly and fun, great conversationalists, smart and funny, and tell great family stories about Rich’s parents, siblings and cousins.  This visit did not disappoint and we had a wonderful time catching up. We went out for Mexican food and they taught us a new dice game which we played while chatting and laughing.  They also showed us a game on the iPad called “The Akinator,” which they thought the grandkids would love.  (And they do!)

Too soon they had to pack up and go but we hope to see them in California later in the summer.

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And we had two more birthdays in March, my daughter Bonnie’s on the 30th and grandson Aidan’s on the 31st.

I’m so proud to be Bonnie’s mom and proud of who she is.  We always have great talks about lots of issues and topics; she has such a kind heart and a caring spirit toward those who don’t have it easy in life; she is fun and funny and tells some *hilarious* stories; she’s smart and determined, a hard worker, and a wonderful mom to some fabulous little ones. I’m glad we live closer and can visit more often. We love her big time!

Aidan is our oldest grandchild and the first boy in the family after I only had daughters.  None of us really knew what to do with a boy when he came along!  Happy 14th (14th!!) birthday, Aidan! I can’t believe he is getting so grown up! He’s  great at motocross, basketball, putting things together and figuring things out, beating us at Rack-o and Mexican Train and getting “The Big Norway;” he’s so  kind to his younger cousins who adore him, he works hard at school and is admired by his teachers, he’s funny and fun to hang out with, one of our best road trip travel partners, and we love having him come stay with us. We’re hoping he never gets to be a surly teenager who doesn’t want to be with his old grandparents!  🙂 We love you like crazy, Aidan!

And rounding out the month, a few babysitting gigs, fun and games with the Dallas crew, flowers blooming in our front yard, and kitty cats….

 

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