On Thursday we picked Paityn up about 4:45 from school (daycare) as she was spending the night with us while her parents and baby brother were out of town. We had a few items to pick up so we went to Walmart. Papaw said if she was good she could have a present. She wanted a pink present. So we found a bunch of pink paint chips and she was ecstatic! Then we went to the toy aisle and found her a miniature Barbie. She also decided she wanted a pink cupcake…which we found in miniature!
She was such a good girl! This was her first experience sleeping away from home, Momma & Papa and she was an angel. She played with toys, colored in her coloring book and watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We made her a bed on the floor in the living room and we all went to bed about 8:30 (we read for a while) and she slept until 7:00ish. She never left her bed until she saw me come out of the bedroom and go into the bathroom at 7:30. She met me with a big smile on her face.
We took her back home Friday morning so that we could help prepare for the promotion party Zack & Kelsea were having that night in honor of Zack’s promotion to Captain. The day was spent cooking, babysitting the smoker (that had 3 briskets in it) and straightening the house. Michael worked on some projects to prepare us for our move this coming Monday.
The party turned out very nice with about 20 – 25 people stopping by at one time or another. We had a Texas style brisket meal with corn on the cob, baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni & cheese and corn bread muffins. The food was very good and we really enjoyed meeting so many of Zack’s co-workers.
Today we did some more prep for our upcoming move and this evening we went over to Zack and Kelsea’s to watch Paityn & Cameron while they went out for a few hours with friends. Our time here is coming to an end and it will be very hard to leave our family behind….again. Thankfully, we will be with our youngest son and his family in three short months.