Spending time in Harvest, Al with our family. I was up before 7:30 this morning I had a good nights sleep. Bonnie slept in until I went in at 9:30 and told her it was time to get up. We had a lunch date with Gracie at her school. We got our showers and dress and ready to go a little before 11. I checked the left rear wheel where I had cleaned up the grease when we had arrived. Sure enough I have a small leak of rear axle lube. Can't do anything now off we went to school.
Wow a hundred or so kids can make a lot of noise in the cafeteria.
|Bonnie and Gracie|
|Gracie's class is at this table with her teacher.|
Robby got home and cut some wood for the party then we went in and ate a delicious pot roast, vegetables and cornbread that Ashley had prepared. Then we watched the kids and chatted.
Gracie is here with us and is spending the night. Then Robby will be picking her up so she can make it to school, I think he is going to be here at 6am (way to early for me). Then later we will go to the house so Bonnie can work on frosting the cake. We had a good time today here are some shots and videos of the kids today.
|Lunch at Gracie's school|
|Gracie with her class and Grandma|
|Our son Robby|
|Reagan after her bath|
|Harrison and I|
|Gracie and Bonnie|
|Gracie and I|
|Reagan and Bonnie|
|Robby and his Kindle Fire|
Bonnie got up a 5:45 with Gracie and Robby picked her up for school about an hour later. Then Bonnie got back in bed and is still there at 9:30. I got up at 8 and had breakfast. It has rained hard off and on all morning so far but looks like it should clear out of here soon. I hope to go out and look at the axle cover this morning if it dries up a little and see if it just can be tightened a little to stop the leak. I am hoping we can make it home and fix it properly there.
Plans for today are to work on the cake and do some wash. There is also some more prep for the big party tomorrow that needs to be done. Ashley was to work from 7am to 7pm today but just called and said she is getting off at 3pm so that will help a lot.
It cleared off and I got Bonnie up and then went out to check on the rear wheel. I can not see a leak any where and there is no additional oil or any drips. At this point I think it is just left over from last falls repair. I will have to keep an eye on it but I think we will be ok.
We are off to visit Ashley at the emergency room to get a tour. Its a brand new hospital and she works in the emergency room.
|This is in the lobby|
|In front of the water wall at Madison Hospital|
Finally back at the rig its late and we are all tired. So off to bed early before 11.
Up at 7am and Gracie was awake when I got up. She laid with Grandma for a little while but they were both up before 8. We have played the amish game for a while and Bonnie tries to read. She is very active and likes to be entertained. We are leaving soon for the house. Party is at 3.
|Discussing what to have for breakfast|
|Amish numbers game|
|Wonder who will win, Gracie won|
|3 hours before the party|
|Cotton Candy was a big hit with young and old|
|40 minutes before the party we knew it was coming|
|Robby trying to dry out the bounce house|
|The boys enjoyed the fishing pond|
|Lots of activity at the craft table|
|Ashley untangling some of the decorations after the wind twisted them up|
|Doo Lolly arrives|
|Reagan meets the clown|
|The birthday girl struggled to blow out the two candles but she got it done.|
|Such a pretty dress|
Cold morning here down in the 40's. Down to 51 in the front of the MH so I turned on the furnace just to take the chill off. Now the sun is up high enough to shine in the windows and that will warm us up nicely.
Along about 10am we headed over to attend church at Robby and Ashley's church, Capshaw Baptist. We enjoyed the service. Robby was teaching a class and so we did not see him or the family. After church we headed over to one of the local malls and visited a couple stores. Bonnie went to the Fossil store to try to get some links for a watch band and I went to the Apple Store.
|What could be in the box|
We stopped and got a sandwich at Quiznos and it was pretty good. Then on to Robby's house. Ashley had to go to work and Robby had taken the girls to a birthday party, but Harrison was home. So we chilled out, I watched some NASCAR and Bonnie read the paper.
It was not long until Robby and the girls came home. Reagan took a nap and Gracie played. Once Reagan got up we sat outside for a while. We planned to get some BBQ for supper when Ashley got home shortly after 7. Robby and I went to get the food but the place was closed. We both got on our phones and called about 10 places before we found one that was still open. Robby located one and we took off picked up a family meal and headed home. It was pretty good smoked turkey and since everyone was hungry it disappeared rather quickly.
Then Bonnie and Gracie gave each other foot massages, with Reagan's assistance.
|Sure looks relaxing|
|Reagan excels at opening the lotions and creams|
Every day we drive through the path tornados took a couple weeks ago. The damage is horrific, please keep all those that lost their homes or suffered damage in your prayers.
Thanks for checking in.