Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Grace and I try to get over to JoJo's at least once a week. It's been a little longer this time, but today we went for a visit. For those of you who don't know, JoJo is my grandmother, Grace's great grandmother. Grace is fairly opinionated and stubborn (in a good way, of course). And some days she hasn't quite made up her mind about JoJo. She always LOVES JoJo, but she doesn't always like her. We can't figure out if it's the glasses or what...?
Anyways, today was totally different. We went over to see JoJo... well, Grace wanted to know where she was at all times, she wanted to follow her everywhere, she wanted play and read books with JoJo. We dropped her off at the salon to get her hair cut and ran to get her a few groceries... Throughout Kroger, Grace is yelling "JOOOOOJOOOO Are you???" meaning, JoJo, where are you? She saw an older lady with dark hair walking down an isle... she burst into laughter and says "JoJo, silly JoJo"... the lady wasn't JoJo, of course and when grace realized that, she gave the lady a horribly mean look and said "No Leelee" (meaning, NO, you can't have my slammy..")
We went back to get JoJo at the salon and the whole time she is paying, grace is hugging her legs, laughing. We then go to Panera for a delicious lunch, and Grace only wants sips of JoJo's water and wants JoJo to hold her slammy. I basically wasn't in the picture at all... That was fine with me.
Grace wanted to go back to JoJo's house to play after lunch... they had a ball. (Well, grace did for sure) Grace learned how to count more consistently to 5, she read books, sat in the fun chair that goes up and down, ate more food and basically played with everything in the house. Meanwhile, I am laying my lazy self on the couch closing my eyes for a nap. Yep, it was LOVELY.
An hour after naptime has usually begun, I tell Grace that we have to go home... she wasn't happy... I finally managed to get her onto the porch, and all she wanted to do was give JoJo more kisses and hugs. It was really cute.
Grace was asleep before we were a mile away from JoJo's house.... tired and happy.
Thanks for a fun day and lunch JoJo!