Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Grammie's in Town

G and Grammie by rose bush

G taking a dip

Gabriel has been having a lot of fun with his Grammie the past couple of days. They've gone swimming, inspected the house inside and out, played lots of games, and just walked and walked and walked. They got to see our hummingbird friend yesterday and even found a good-sized turtle in our side yard:


The Chipster has been walking more and more. His record so far is 10 steps, which takes him across the family room. He's getting quite good at it and is gaining confidence every day.

Amazon lily pads

Yesterday evening, we went to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and got to see pretty much everything. We learned from a docent how the building models in the Locomotion exhibit were made, and we saw some Amazon lilies that we'd never seen before. They were big enough to hold a small child (literally), and some of them were as much as 4 feet in diameter. They looked like something out of a science fiction movie!

Jack sent us an e-mail this morning and said that he is eager to get back home and that even Camp Lejeune will be a welcome sight. He must be homesick! He's reserved us a lodge and cabana on the beach just like last time we were there, so we're going to have a great time.