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Monday, June 13, 2011

Omaha, NE

Our time here in Omaha is almost done. We have had a great time being with the kids. The little ones are growing up so fast. We have spent as much time as possible without making ourselves a nuisance. I bought an IPad and loaded the game Angry Birds on it, the girls are constantly wanting to play the game. It is fun to watch how they approach their turns. Isabel, the youngest of the two girls, is always trying to do the same as Emily. Sometimes she gets it right and does better than Emily. Eli is still to young to care about these types of games but I will bet money when he gets older he will give his sisters a run for the money.

Marie, the kids, Sarah and I met Daniel for lunch one day and then went shopping. Well, Sarah and Marie wanted to go shopping, I reluctantly tagged along. Sarah was looking for a pair of shoes, she didn’t find any, we were at Younkers. We ended upstairs in the kids and men’s departments. One of the girls needed to go to the bathroom so Sarah headed off in search for the facilities, I continued looking at t-shirts, tried on a couple, they fit so I thought about buying them until….I found the shirt. I liked the material and it fit, so I bought three of them. Sarah came back and Emily was saying she wanted a stuffed animal, a cat. I wonder why the stores put the restrooms in the kids area? It must be for the convenience of the mother’s shopping with kids. Anyway, Marie joined us, she had been looking for something else, and she put the end to the cat wanting and directed Isabel and Emily to clothes. In the end after some cajoling Marie was able to get Emily to decide on a dress. So with all the decisions made I went to the counter and waited my turn to pay for the items. The clerk was anxious to point out all the money I saved because of the sales going on. That brought to mind what one of my bosses use to say about saving money on purchases, “even though you saved a hundred dollars on a two hundred dollar item, you STILL spent a hundred dollars”. This shopping spree took place on Friday the 3rd, fast forward to yesterday and we were at the kids house when Emily said she still wanted the cat. Now I don’t know about you but I sometimes have a difficult time remembering what I wanted to do after getting off my chair and here Emily is remembering what she wanted from over a week ago.

Now to really put the icing on the cake, so to speak, Marie wanted to return an item she bought at the mall, so her and Daniel took off while the grandparents baby sat the kids. When they returned they had bought Emily her cat and bought a dog for Isabel. Emily say the dog and wanted the dog so she traded with Isabel and all were happy. Go figure the mind of a women regardless of the age.

Sarah has me drinking this Vitarain from Costco, it is a way to get the public to pay more for water. It doesn’t taste to bad so we bought some, it costs about the same as soda, which I drink to much of so if I can drink more of this Vitarain it should be healthier for me. We’ll see how it goes.

Yesterday was Marie’s birthday, we went out to eat at Firebirds. I called for reservations for 10 people, I thought there would be a lot of people there but the place was not busy at all. The food was very good, the service was slow, especially when we were done eating and wanted our check. We have eaten at this restaurant several times and I do recommend it, this was the first time it was so slow. I believe the slowness was due to having two servers waiting on us and each thought the other was taking care of items.

Today is laundry day in preparation for our move Wednesday to Merriam, KS, I am apprehensive about this campground because it is in town and a friend of ours said he had somewhat of a difficult time getting into his site there. I called the campground and they assured me I would be able to get in, they have reserved me what they call a double wide spot, so we will see when we get there. I want to stay at this campground because of the proximity to Steven’s, nephew, house.

Well that is enough for today, I’ll show a couple of pictures of the kids.

DSCN2634Eli, being able to grab his feet, something I haven’t been able to do for years.

DSCN2627The girls on the miniature golf course.

DSCN2628I am not sure how well they did but they had fun.DSCN2629DSCN2630

Time seems to go by so fast now, but I am enjoying every minute of it.

Dreams Do Come True

1 comment:

Janie and John said...

Looks like a great time with the grandkids! :) Where are you off to next?