Wanting to get out of the house last week I took Peyton and went to town to pick up a few things for my Grandma's 100th birthday party. Now Peyton can be a bit excited when he gets into a store with all that room to run in, so it was with a bit of apprehension and a hope to start teaching him to not run away from everyone ( Tressa and Dee Dee have a hard time catching him when he gets going) that we under took our adventure. No teaching was really needed as he did real well in the store even saying hi to folks as we walked around looking for things. In fact he did so well that we had to go to Jack in the Box to get some fries.
Doug and Isabell looking at fire while Melia took pics.
On Friday I loaded up Melia and Isabell to head to Spokane for the party. Now the last time Isabell rode with me she cried for an hour straight, I thought there goes my quiet drive time. We had some excitement on the trip over but it was all caused from outside the car in the form of a forest fire at the top of White Pass.
When Isabell made noise it was just her talking, which she does so cute like even making a word now and then. I had a most enjoyable trip over and back with the two of them.
The big event was most enjoyable seeing family and all. There was work to be done to put on the party and clean up from it and I even managed to get myself out of the family doghouse. (I seem to be in there quite a bit because I have a hard time remembering birthdays, especially my Dad's. Go figure I can remember most historical dates just can't connect them with a date on the current calendar) I'm out of it because some of my cousins insisted they get to take my place in the house and worked (or failed to work) themselves in instead. Its nice getting to breath fresh air once in a while. My Dad, who has gotten used to overlooking my forgetfulness, was gracious enough to have some Longhorn ribs waiting for us Friday night when we arrived. I managed to
have ribs for three meals in the 40 hours I was in Spokane so it was all good.