Don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without doing a blog post, but sometimes life gets in the way of the blogger thing. I’ve kind of enjoyed the respite, and especially enjoyed the reason for it this week. Last Tuesday my daughter Robyn and grandgirl Phoebe flew in to Yuma to spend the rest of the week with me.
They left below zero temperatures in Chicago behind to don some shorts and soak up the sun in our 80* temps this week. Besides not blogging, I also took very few pictures. I just wanted to enjoy our time together, so most of the pics are from our hike on Wednesday along the Painted Desert Trail.
I had promised Phoebe a ‘date shake’ if she came to visit, so that was one of the first things we did. We stopped at “From the Farm” on our way back to the rig from the airport to have the shakes and some tasty tacos. Phoebe is an Olympic style eater for a five year old; willing to try most everything and making it easy on me for meals. She’s not picky at all when it comes to food. Very refreshing!
Both of them liked the food there so much that we made a return trip on another day. I’ve got one of those small Bullet blenders, and Robyn even made fresh chocolate date malts one afternoon.
|Seems there’s a budding photographer following in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps.|
A five year old can definitely wear a person out each day! This year she wasn’t afraid of Emma, and they got along just fabulously. Phoebe figured out early on Emma’s favorite ‘sweet spots’ for scratching, and that’s all it took.
As we made our way through the Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) one day, the paratroopers were falling out of the sky. How can you not take pictures of our warriors? Robyn was thrilled to watch, and so was I.
Phoebe and I snuck off yesterday afternoon while Robyn was taking a nap for a ‘secret’ mission. We had a plan to make some chocolate chip cookies in the volunteer building that has a full sized oven. As we were sneaking away, Phoebe looked at me and said, “ I know why we’re doing this. It’s because you love my mom.” I told her she was exactly right!
As we waited for the oven to preheat, and the batches of cookies to cook, there wasn’t much to do. The only book with pictures in it in the volunteer library was an old edition of a National Geographic magazine, so that’s what we looked at. This issue was all about the ‘Brain’. Oh my goodness, what graphic pictures there were! Phoebe squealed a lot, but kept wanting to see more. And of course there were pictures of naked folks in Africa. You can just imagine her comments about that. What a hoot!
It was a wonderful visit, and I sadly took them back to the airport this morning for their return to the cold north.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy