Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Day with Grandparents

yesterday we drove down to Lebanon to visit my parents for the day. The kids were exhausted, but so excited to see grandma and grandpa. My parents have the best backyard....lots of shade, great tree swing and an old fashion swing set, not to mention the back field, tractor and garden.

Both of the kids took turns on the tree swing and then noah broke out to the old swings.....he kept begging me to push him and I told him that I was talking right then....well he got bored and went to the ladder to go down. It was one of those moments that it happens so quickly there is nothing you can do, not even shout. He climbs up and I see the bee land on his shoulder, then I see about 5 other bees come out from the slide, noah looked at his shoulder, slapped at the bee then started running. It took about 10 seconds for the screaming to start and for him to realize that he had been stung. It was the first time either of my kids had been stung by a bee....luckily grandpa came to the rescue with some bee sting ointment and noah was finally able to calm down.

We finally headed to the santiam river for some fun and water play. The kids had a blast walking the river with was just not good enough. They swam, fished and sat in the river with the current running over them. It was a perfect day to be there, with the humidity it was just so sticky outside. When we drove back through Sweet Home we saw all the cars lined up for the Sportsman Holiday Fireworks show....I was tempted to stay, but I knew we had been running for days on end and that we had better drive home that night. It was a great day. Good memories.