No this is not a post about cooking or any recipe. This is just a story. Gary keeps our two grandsons at least one day a week while our sweet daughter-in-law works. She is mostly a stay-at-home-mom but works this one day as a dental hygenist. The boys spend the night with us and then Gary keeps them the next day. Such a joy these two are. Now Gary has a saying he likes to say to just about anyone especially to his family.........."Someone shout Glory!" And like obedient little children we all shout "Glory". We do this because it's Gary and because we love to glorify our Lord. Well.....he said this to the boys while in the car and even at the young age of 2 and 4, they know to respond but this time Noah shouted "Hallejuah" and Jonah said "Bon Appetit". Have no idea where that came from or how he even knew the phrase. But if you think about it, that might not be such a bad phrase in connection with glorifing our Lord because we when all get to heaven, He will have a banquet table prepared for us to feast at and I know the food will be the absolute best tasting food ever. Jesus has blessed our family so richly with health, each other, everything you could ever want or need so "Hallejuah" and "Bon Appetit"!
My family and I have really been looking forward to this past weekend. We took a mini vacation to Tulsa and the Embassy Suites. We used to do this when the kids were little because they could go swimming in the indoor pool that the motel has. They always thought it was so cool to go swimming in the winter. Now we are doing this with our grandkids, so much fun. This entire weekend was about the boys but who cares. What else would we do! Because the motel messed up our reservations we got vouchers for four free pizzas from their room service so after the boys swam we took advantage of that. I think if we had just stayed in our room all weekend Noah and Jonah probably would have had a blast.........playing with their new toys Aunt Jenny brought and swimming.
Saturday morning after breakfast we took off to the zoo. The weather was incredible, most all of the exhibits we open and I think everyone really enjoyed going.
My family loves mexican food so of course we went to a mexican restaurant for dinner and the one picked was Ted's Escondito Cafe. We love that place and the food was extra good.
Jonah is really enjoying those sopapias. Yumo! After dinner, we went back to the motel for more swimming. These boys are like fish, they love it. (I can't wait until we get our big blue blob pool back up for the summer.) Sunday morning after breakfast, we checked out, did a little shopping and then headed for Incredible Pizza. The food there is actually pretty good and they have more than just pizza BUT the main attraction is all the games, rides and activities.
Glow in the dark mini golf
Whew! All that fun makes a kid thirsty!
We all had such a great time. I am so thankful that my kids like to be with us and even on trips. Such a blessing.
Last week was my birthday week. I say "week" because I am a Leap Year baby and don't really have a birthday "day" this year. I just sort of celebrate all week which at my age I should probably just skip it altogether. My family won't let me though. I got tons of birthday wishes on facebook, beautiful card from hubby, plant from youngest daughter that I hope I can keep alive, kindle fire cover from oldest daughter, long distance call from oldest son and dinner with family on Saturday night. I like nothing better than all of us being together. After dinner, we went to my youngest son's house because his God-sent wife and my two favorite grandsons made me this:
Don't you just love the little bunny marshmellow and all those sprinkles decorating my cake courtesy of Noah and Jonah. I would sure love to have a piece right now.
I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the three cutest little boys and one beautiful little girl. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.