Saturday, August 18, 2012

Busy Life of a Yaya - take 2

May is always a crazy time when you teach preschool and have children in school.  It seems everything that you can possibly think of happens weekly and sometimes daily.  I teach at a great preschool and forgot that we get a nice end-of-year bonus.....until the beginning of May.  The light bulb went off and I booked my ticket for Utah to see that new grandbaby (and her siblings, and her parents).  During those last few weeks of May our sweet Zoë was having some health issues.  It started with a lump on the side of her neck and ended with a diagnosis of a different kind of TB (usually found in 3rd world countries and comes from eating dirt - so Zoë).  Surgery was needed but the doctors were waiting for "just the right time"- which meant MANY trips to the ER by the daddy (mommy had a new baby).  Surgery was finally scheduled for the last day of preschool and the day before I was to leave for Utah.  I couldn't take the last day off or not easily.  Longer story short, she had the surgery (they had to scrape it and couldn't remove it because of where is was located on her neck)- things went great and she didn't have to stay and they were able to come home by lunch.  Zoë drugged was hiliarious - but that is a whole different post/story.  Anyway, it made for a hectic and worrisome last few days/hours before boarding my plane.

Here are a few pictures from my visit to see my Utah Brewer's:
Evalyn Jayne Brewer
Cheese Master "Bubba"

Princess Claire

Really cool trampoline/bounce place

I was there on Memorial Day and Joseph and Katie's Church leader manages this cool trampoline/bounce place.  He let 5 or 6 families come before it opened.  It was so much fun to watch.  My Joseph has always loved to bounce and he has always loved heights.  He didn't disappoint me with his "tricks".

They had a promotion there in Utah in the Spring where Joseph and Katie were able to get these passes for like $10 a piece and had unlimited access to several parks.  There kids were free.  We visited one of the places while I was there.  One of the things we did while there was play miniature golf.  Bubba would hit for awhile and then go and put his ball in the hole - golf Bubba style!

They were so excited to ride this- especially Caleb.  He would get away from us and find his way back there.

Daddy Daughter team versus

Mommy/son team.  They all got wet.

Another huge favorite.

Golf - Bubba style

I had so much fun this week just hanging out and playing with the kids.  We played outside and met their friends.  We even had a marshmallow roast one night - a Church party another night.  It made my summer to go spend some time with them.  I just don't get to see them enough.

Painting early one morning....I am still not sure who painted Bubba.

The Cheese group - the first day of the pool being open.
I have always loved being a Mom - even when everything is "my fault" and no one is getting along....but being a Yaya is the absolute best!  What a wonderful way to start my summer!

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