Saturday, April 10, 2010

Week at the Farm!

We spent our spring break at my Grandparent's farm. Well technically it isn't their farm anymore as they have sold most of land but still live in the house. The kids love going there b/c there are no neighbors so the kids can just roam freely w/o me having to worry. There is a beautiful creek which we didn't get to visit this time. We ended up having a whirlwind week. We arrived on Monday night and we supposed to stay through Saturday. Neither of my grandparents drive so they had a couple of dr appointments as well as some grocery shopping to get done. On Tuesday morning my Grandmother had an "episode" and we almost lost here. She was taken to the ER in town. My mom went with her so I became the caregiver for my Grandfather who can do nothing on his own....we got very personal that week but luckily could laugh about it which made it more comfortable for him....for me it was just like being back in rotation though geriatrics wasn't my favorite place to be. My parents had gone down with me so my mom went to the hospital with my Grandmother. My Grandmother ended up going to Memphis to see her heart dr and is going to be fine. She has a blockage in her carotid artery but it isn't bad enough to do surgery yet. Plus she is 88 which makes any surgery risky. My parents decided to stay for a few more days so Matt drove down Saturday in their car and then rode back with me and the kids on Sunday. This was the first time we haven't been to church on Easter Sunday :( The Easter Bunny had to do a quick run to the local Walmart where the pickings were quite slim. I didn't have time to take many pictures during the week but Matt took care of that once he was there :)

Grandmother and Caleb made a homemade banana pudding!

Taylor was such a help all week....she made stuffed peppers for dinner one night

Daffodils and buttercups line the driveway and the border of their property and always make for great photos.

Madison with the flowers

Easter Goodies

The kids with Grandmother...I am so thankful that they have been able to know her


April said...

I love the pictures of your kids helping with the meals and desserts. Time with grandparents (and great grandparents) is a very special thing. I'm glad you all had that time together to make those memories. Love the daffodils!

Cindy said...

Taylor looks so proud of her stuffed peppers! She's getting so big. I love the picture of your kids with their great-grandmother. I really miss my grandmother and my girls getting to spend time with her. Lauren has been so excited about her bedroom furniture that belonged to my grandmother. She seems proud to have it.
Great pictures of your time with your grandmother. I know it was a tough time, but I'm sure your kids were blessed by being there.

Ginger said...

How nice that you guys could be there and help out with your grandparents. Your children will treasure those weeks when they are gone. I love the picture of Taylor and her stuffed peppers! I haven't made those in years. I think you may have inspired me to get that recipe out again!