Since Reid is at Grandma Camp for three weeks, I have to rely on people to send me updates on what she has been up to. Occasionally – very occasionally – we manage to speak with Reid on the phone but she doesn’t like to tell us much. What happens at Grandma Camp apparently must stay there. This post comes courtesy of Aunt Karin.
On Sunday Reid and I walked up to Jacks for lunch, I voted for Car Barn but lost. She had a chicken and bacon snack wrap and fries and cranberry juice to drink. Before arriving at Jacks we had to go in the dollar store to look around. She got a pair of flip flops like Sulienne and Lacey’s and a Canada Day fold out fan. She could only eat half her wrap because she had to save room for triple chocolate ice cream in a cup for desert. Uncle Dave was grateful for the left overs.
We came home and the heat and humidity were horrendous so Reid thought she should watch some TV. Her and Dave immediately started watching some Science show on Public Television. I said if they were watching TV I was going to lay down for an hour. When I got up an hour later Dave had her on the computer playing games from tvo television about all the places in Ontario. He said she wanted to do crafts but he told her he hasn’t had crafts in his house in 20 years. She then asked him for a snack so he gave her a bear paw cookie and lime aid. She was thrilled with the snack but only ate half the cookie and drank half the drink.
Dave had to go fix his mom’s computer and asked Reid if when he got back she would want to go for a drive along the lake all the way to Windsor to Suli and Ry’s, since she hadn’t been in the car long enough on Saturday, she thought this would be a cool idea. We left our house at 3:30. Before we left Wheatley, Dave stopped at Hillman Marsh beach (by the shoe tree) and Reid and I went wading while Dave skipped some rocks for her and found her a hundreds of millions of year old fossil (which they looked up on the computer the next day) They found a great big yellow smiley faced Wal-Mart ball which they took turns kicking far out into the water but it kept coming back. Dave showed her Point Pelee from this vantage point then it was time to move on but not far, we stopped in the thick of the marsh to admire some cranes then on again we went. We tried to see Pelee Island when we got to the Municipal park in Leamington but we couldn’t make it out.
We meandered on to Kingsville where we had to get coffee at Tim Horton’s and of course Reid thought she should have another snack because it was already 5 o’clock and we still had a long way to go and maybe many stops to make before we made it to Windsor and Dave’s promised McDonalds supper (barf!) So anyway she had a blueberry muffin and a small raspberry lemonade. Not far out of Kingsville Dave again pulled over at a beach to show Reid Old Hen Island and explain to her about the Hen and Chicks Islands by Pelee Island. He also pointed out Point Pelee from this vantage point.
On we go down back roads hugging the lake, through Colchester and by Aunt Pam’s house where we saw Donald’s new black car and Uncle John’s yellow truck but not Aunt Pam’s car. Approaching Amherstburg we stopped at the mouth of the Detroit River where it spills into Lake Erie so Dave could show her a lake freighter and tell her how when they come up the Detroit River they displace so much water that were she standing at the rivers edge the water would rise past her knees as the freighter went by. He showed her how strong the current in the Detroit River is that all the buoys are on an awful slant. Finally into Amherstburg and Reid and Dave decided since it was 6:30 already we should just eat our supper at this McDonalds. Reid ordered a Hamburger Happy Meal with her hamburger plain, it came with everything on it and she said “Oh well” and ate it without complaint, Dave and I were impressed.
We got back in the car and headed straight for Suli and Ry’s, where we visited on the back deck, played Holey board and got Reid’s bangs cut by Sulienne. It was a late night but she survived.
Monday morning I had to take Carmel to the vet for a check-up (drop her off and pick up after work) and Reid to Uncle Chris’s. Boy did that bring back memories of having to drop kids at daycare and school before going to work. Forgot her car seat in my car so her and Cheyenne had to walk to Melissa’s to play with the boys. I took her car seat to Chris and Dar’s after work and she couldn’t even give me the time of day because she was too busy. (A good thing that didn’t bother me in the least) She stayed at Chris and Dar’s Monday night and Tuesday night and went to Melissa’s everyday with Cheyenne.
Tonight after work, I went to Timmie’s and got her a blueberry muffin to have her candle in because I know she doesn’t like cake, this made her happy. She got a delicate watch with a picture of a dog on it from Sari, (Sari said she tried to find one with a cat but couldn’t), stickers from Linda and Jerry, a book, a Crayola craft thing and a journal from me, (she was impressed with the journal and immediately asked me for a pen) The book is Diary of a Dork or some such thing, hope it meets with your approval. Everyone else gave her money which I sent home with Mom along with all her cards. I left the party before Reid did, but she is off to Aunt Pam’s till Saturday when Roger or I will go get her, oh and she misses you both terribly, lol, lol, lol.