Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Shenanigans at Great Grandma's

"Silly or High Spirited Behavior"

We have not checked in on Great Grandma recently and I've been feeling badly about that. So tonight we did. I called Rusy her caretaker around 5:30 and said we were finishing dinner and we'd be over within the hour if that suited her. It did. And we went.

It isn't easy to keep up a conversation these days, so we opted for a game of cards. "Go Fish" so that everybody could play. 8 year old Bitsy offered to be on Great Grandma's team.

Great Grandma & Bitsy
That pairing proved to be highly entertaining for the rest of us. Bitsy does know "Go Fish" however Great Grandma was playing her own game. Her winning hand:

Bitsy was in fits of giggles and we kept saying "go with it" so Great Grandma would tell Bitsy to pick up a card, and Bitsy would. Then she'd ask one of us for a 7 because she was still trying to make pairs. 

Little Hawk & Rusy
In Rusy we've been blessed with an additional family member. She remembers when MLyons (now 10) wasn't walking. She loves the children and is essentially an Auntie. The running around to activities keeps us from visiting as much as we should. Which is dumb really. 

this is Pumpkin.
Pumpkin the cat kept turning up under Great Grandma's porch having kittens. So finally Great Grandma's daughter, Grandma, got a hold of her and took her to the vet for shots. I think they spayed her too. She was initially just an outside visitor who would stop by for dinner but over the years she's become Great Grandma & Rusy's cat. 

emptying the kitchen of sweets

Great Grandma likes to make sure the kids have snacks and sweets. She usually has stock of Dove bars but with the weather they haven't been shopping. So Rusy pulled out everything they did have! Edy's Juice ice pops, Pepperidge farm cookies, left over Valentine's candy... I stepped out into the sitting room to speak to Great Grandma and Bitsy stole my phone to take pictures.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Sounds like a good visit and what a treasure you have in Rusy.