Sunday, January 4, 2009

Frostbite and puzzling baskets

First, look at this.

This is IDT's water dish this morning. Our frosty mornings are back. There is no rain in the forecast for this week and there is a promise of warmer weather coming. This will be good for us since we are taking a quick trip to LA on Wednesday. This is not good for our water supplies though, which are threatening to make this a difficult summer with possible water restrictions. (I won't let this affect the garden though, although I may have to get creative.)

And now for massive grandkid exposure. We had WHM and the two grandkids over for dinner on Friday. There were two big hits: laundry baskets and puzzles.

Daffy Duck, a fireplace, a grandkid, and stacked laundry baskets. Norman Rockwell (except the LCD TV is a bit newer technology than was around back in his time, and the fireplace is gas. The Duck is still Daffy though.)

Darci moved her basket tower back a bit to get a better view, and Riley weirdly became a cat in the leftover basket.

Here Mrs Notthat becomes the engine that pulls the train in the kitchen. I know what you are all thinking - this is a train that could only lead to disaster. And it does...

The train engine comforts the caboose (while insuring the train line won't get sued into oblivion).

The train issue was fixed by a quick game of talking flowers. Oddly, I don't get this game. Then time was spent reading a strange book called Pirates Don't Change Diapers. (They do, at least in this book.)

Then we had a rare The Boy sighting.

His hair seems to be enjoying free run while he continues to fight stomach issues and having to use crutches to get around.

A favorite on Friday was this puzzle. Riley loves "working" on puzzles and loves it when he can get a piece to fit. He'll try it and shake his head and say "no, no" and try it again and again.

The day ended with Riley providing an amazing exclamation point to it with a fit worthy of an award of some sort. That kid has some stout lungs on him when he gets wound up.

On Saturday we had the grandkids again while WHM cleaned house a bit. The puzzle from the previous day was done (WHM and Mrs Notthat saw to that), so we started a new one plus two that were more Riley's speed.

And that's it for now. The grandkids will be over for a third day in a row while WHM and I go pick up a set of couches she found on Craigslist. (Remember Mrs Notthat and her used couch fetish from a year or so ago? Acorns don't fall far from the processing plant, as they say.)

That's it - move along...

1 comment:

mary ann said...

Hahahaha, very funny post. I enjoyed the photos and your comments greatly. LA on this week? Driving?