Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Day Trip to Groesbeck

Yesterday after lunch, my brother and I (with the kids of course!) traveled down to Groesbeck to visit my grandmother and wish her a Merry Christmas. It was great to see her and I'm so glad I was able to get away for the afternoon as it was my only chance until after the first of the year when we get back from our ski trip. She gave us a bit of a scare last week when she had another heart attack and was put back in the hospital, but she recovered quickly and is now back in a small rehabilitation care center in Groesbeck.

Merry Christmas Maw Maw, we love you!

She was thrilled to see us, but mostly thrilled to see her great-grandtwins! She just lit up when we all walked in to see her. And every time a nurse entered the room, she made sure that they saw "her babies." It was so cute. She is still very confused and not making much sense when she speaks, but she's in good spirits, which is all we can ask for. It's so hard to see her this way because she's always been such an independent go-getter! It seems like she lost her independence almost overnight. It was just at the end of September that she traveled all the way to New Mexico with the family for our stepbrother's wedding... that's only been two-and-a-half months!

We weren't able to stay very long because the kids were quite a handful in the room, but got to visit with her for a little over an hour (not too bad, especially with a couple of 16-month-olds!). Then we had to hit the road and get to Hillsboro to feed the kids some dinner. It was a long day in the car, but well worth it! The kids did great... they are such troopers! I know it was hard for them to be strapped in their seats for so long (especially now that they're both walking so confidently), but they fussed very minimally in the grand scheme of things.

And now, here's your laugh for the day.... Tori "talking" to all the people on the Christmas cards we've received from friends and family:

The girl has her own language... she's a riot!!!