Monday, May 20, 2013

Grandma Great

We went again to visit Grandma Great, in the pouring rain.  I tried to time it for when she would be awake, and got there at 12:30, right when she was supposed to be finishing lunch.  Aunt Zola (grandma's sister) and Uncle Walt were in the hallway when we got there, and we chatted for a minute.  Grandma wasn't in the room and we thought we just beat her back from the dining hall.

An aide came along and told us that Grandma had been taken out to lunch.

Good for her!  97 years old and going strong.

We hung out for a few more minutes and then wrote some notes.

I got the girls back to the car, running through the rain (we loved it!) and got Lynlee buckled.  Ellie was almost buckled (she does herself now) when Lynlee said she needed to go potty.  Back in the building we went.

So wonderful that we did, because as we were buckling the second time, I saw Grandma being driven into the parking lot.  Back out of the car, through the rain, and into the building to watch Grandma being brought back in.

We had a sweet visit.  Lynlee read The Pout Pout Fish to her and Ellie read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and a Baby Signing Time book.

 Then Ellie sang her preschool graduation songs:

Alice, where are you going?
Upstairs, to take a bath
Alice, with legs like toothpicks
And a neck like a giraffe-affe-affe-affe

Alice, what are you doing?
(something about pulling up the drain)
Oh my stars! Oh my soul!
There goes Alice down the hole!
Glub Glub Glub
 Lynnie joined in on "Taking Home My Baby Bumblebee"

 And a spontaneous sister hug after the cheers and clapping from Grandma and me.

 When it was time to go, there were lots of sweet hugs and kisses for Grandma Great.

 Good thing Ellie was there to take our picture.
 So patient with the 3 year old.

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