And then we took off for the Pumpkin Patch in a town nearby...driving the back country roads, saying hi to cows, and sheep and llamas and even an ostrich!
Grand daughter suddenly got a bloody nose and it bled all over everything...especially her...we hadn't even a hankie in the car to help mop up. So we drove to a grocery store for wipes and towels, tissue and water. The bleeding stopped and we went on. It started again twice more. We stopped it again both times. And were able to enjoy the walk around the huge fields of pumpkins picking out the most unique ones we could find.
I liked that oblong bumpy orange one and Grand daughter chose the one shaped like a star. Grand son took a medium large normal shaped one and then pulled her and the pumpkins in the wagon. We stopped to see the scare crows and walk through the maze of corn.
Some of the pumpkins were so huge to seem like from another planet
And some seemed to be art paintings in the making...
hospital. Learned how to stop it by sitting the child upright, leaning forward, not back (as
we did when my kids were little), pinching her nose closed for ten minutes and having her
breathe through her mouth; blowing out the blood clots there too. And luckily so far it has not
started up again. Whew. Not the fun part of the day that is for sure.
That taken care of more art was made, drawings, sewings, music played on drum and guitar and toy piano; books read, dinner made and eaten; pjs on, teeth brushed, more stories read,
and finally both are in bed.
DH and I are ready for a month of sleep!
We are pooped!
But I'm glad we still have them for more time tomorrow before the parents arrive
in the afternoon.
Grandparent isn't for sissies...it's not always easy, but it sure is a blessing.