We did our usual Spring Visit to Kentucky. I took the kids by myself, which really isn’t that big of a deal on the airplane. It’s far worse when they’re fighting over space in the rental car. We had the nicest flight attendants, especially so on the way there, but also nice folks on the way back. The plane wasn’t crowded, so Porter sat by the window, Seamus sat next to him. There was an empty aisle seat, then I sat in the aisle across, Harlan sat on my lap, but moved to the middle seat after takeoff, and Gilbert sat by the window. It was so easy! Porter even kept the tray table up when Seamus told him to do so, but when I told him to last time, he got mad and recalcitrant. We did take a stroller, which was 100% worth it for getting from one end of the Nashville airport to the Car Rental, and back again. Didn’t use it otherwise!
We had fun visiting with Granny and Grandaddy. I was sorry to not get to see my grandmother, but Bret was around, so it was fun to see him. He set up some computers and gave the boys a lesson on electrical switches.
We played Dominion with some friends. There were visits to the dentist, and Gilbert needed some work on his brace, so I took everyone else to the Bowling Green Public Library, which had some fun displays! We were expecting storytime, but it had to be done via registration. Instead, we played. Seamus really liked the wall with the PVC pipe to arrange obstacle courses for a ball. Porter and Harlan loved the wind tunnel and scarves.
We played with Neely the dog, and Snakey, Charlie, and Deiter the cats.
There were some really loud Rook games, and plenty of cake and ice cream for Harlan’s birthday. We went on a long walk in the woods. Supposedly looking for mushrooms, it seemed a bit early. Seamus played bloody nose with the one wood ear we found. (Porter found.) No morels yet. Harlan loved the walk, as it was most of his favorite things. Nature, people, doggie, leaves, sticks.
I got four pages written while I was there! I couldn’t believe that I was able to have some productive time too. It helped that Porter and Harlan spent an hour in the bath most mornings and napped well in the afternoon!
One night, it snowed! It was the most beautiful snow–stuck to each individual branch, but gone by noon.