The day was finally here! Steph was on her way to North Carolina for a 2 day business trip and I was to have fun and hang out with Tatum for 2 days! One of us who’s missing out on the adventures got the short end of this deal (let’s not tell Steph!).
So, I arrive Sunday morning to gather the ladies (Cheri and Tot) for church. Now, I have added extra time for any possible contingency so as not to be rushed, but everyone was all ready so we just needed a few pics to get us started! Now, they just don’t take a bad picture – wow!
Church was great with Dr. Tim Kimmel’s message on Grace for one another. Tatum told me later Church was her favorite thing that day. I’m sure it was because Reece (a young teen) played with her the whole time during service. Afterwards, we dropped Cheri off at home and gathered Tatum’s things and went to Doug’s house for lunch. While I was getting lunch prepared, Tot honed her BopiT skills. She’s actually pretty good at it!! She said: Doug, can I take this home with me? Cute!
FINALLY – LUNCH!
Chicken sausage, carrots and rice crackers with hummus, and milk (with water). That hit the spot!
Of course, wanting to get to our first exciting adventure, we both pitched in to clean up. Tot, you are a great helper.
Our first stop was Don/Leti’s. They have a trampoline, 3 dogs, a guinea pig, and gold fish! First, we got a quick jump on the trampoline but since it was 110 out, we didn’t stay too long out there!
Next Tot got to feed the guinea pig a carrot under the dogs’ watchful eyes. This proves the hypothesis, dogs are fascinated by ANY kind of food!!
Tatum, Millie the dog, and Chiara.
Millie was all pooped! Luckily, Baby 1 and Millie found some mutual friendship.
On our way out, Don and Tatum fed their goldfish and played and splashed with them. Woo-hoo!
What a good time it was to bring Tatum over the Meyers. They loved finally meeting her. We will return soon I promise. On our way back to Doug’s, we stopped off at the pet store to investigate the gold fish and other critters. We actually bought a bag of crickets. Yes, that’s right! Paid actual money for 30 crickets to feed Austin’s Leopard Geckoes. Tot was fascinated holding the bag! But, after a while watching them, she decided this was not her thing. Not at all!! We fed the Leopard Geckoes and readied for swimming.
Oh, quickly before we swim, there is a homemade orange Popsicle to take outside with us
Then we made gigantic humongous bubbles!
The last adventure we did to get our appetite up was flying airplanes before dinner!
It wasn’t long before we lost one in the tree top.
Well, after many adventures, we had an appetite and were ready for some seriously delicious food. We went all out and had seasoned salmon, rice pilaf, and a small tossed salad. Two thumbs up – that’s mighty generous Tot! Thank you!
We were all tired from our first day of adventures! It was soon time for bed. Tot helped me inflate the air mattress with the built in fan which was very exciting but not as much fun as bouncing on the newly inflated mattress! Good night Tot. I had a lot of fun with you today. We will have more adventures tomorrow