Ahh, we have a day. How are we going to spend it?
|Hmmn, just what kind of mischief can we get into...|
I watched my grandson the complete day today. Mommy had a very special Chamber of Commerce dinner that she organized and daddy helped out too. I got to be moral support and baby watcher. Sweet. We got up, got ready and took off on an adventure! We decided start it off right and go to one of our favorite places, Bass Pro Shop and look at the animals and watch the fish.
The aquarium there is huge, filled with all kinds of freshwater fish that one could no doubt catch if they were using tackle purchased from this store. Baby's eyes were glued to the fish movement and the water fall above it. He talked to them a bit and we moved on. We talked to mounted foxes, bears and moose. He was stony faced when we came up to the big grizzly mount. He stared. But the moose was almost too much for him. A salesman said, "You can see that he just can't quite wrap his mind around it." Perfectly stated. I could see the wheels turning, the mini daddy mind calculating the size and trying to understand if this was some kind of really huge dog? And would it step on him? Or lick him on the head like his puppies do with some really huge slurp? Shudder.
We stopped in to see busy mommy for a minute. Yep, she was busy alright. We went to McDonald's for a snack and I finally got a picture of his first tooth that came in yesterday! And the second one which thank heavens popped out today. First time trip to McDonald's for us, he enjoyed the place but really didn't eat much.
Michaels! Aisle after aisle of wonderful colors and toys and paper and all the things that gaga and baby love. We had a whirlwind tour trying to spend that 40% off coupon because we were meeting our very dear friends for lunch. He teaches people how to run businesses, she teaches people how to knit. They are lovely! He took mommy and one of his daughters to China a couple of years back, she taught mommy all kinds of things about new babies and nutrition. They are keepers.
Baby sat between Nana Knitter and I. While we were eating, and we talked to him quite a bit, baby leaned over towards me. He looked at Nana Knitter and he looked at me. Then he looked back at her, reached down and patted my arm and said "Gaga." We were amazed. This is my gaga he was saying, and she and I have adventures. We go see great big hairy things and she tells me what they are and stories about them. We talk about our plans for fishing and camping and we walk on the beach. We dance and we laugh and we eat ice cream every chance we get. She gets me to eat my vegetables and she has me try new things and buys me watermelon and we eat it and laugh. She loves me, and I love her. She is my gaga!
We had a day and we filled it with fun and play, visiting and learning. It was the best and you can bet there will be more.