Friday afternoon, I braved the rush hour traffic all the way through town to get up to Katie’s to see my BoopityBoops.
Katie’s mother in law is in town so we planned on having dinner together. Katie asked me to stop and get some dessert so I stopped at an Aldi that’s right on the way. I picked up a few things and was standing in line when the employees room opened and out walked a woman I see manning a register nearly every day at the Aldi in my neighborhood, twenty miles away. I saw her and she saw me and we both yelled “what are you doing up here?”
She told me that she was working a lot at this store while the one in my neighborhood is being remodeled and several of the other cashiers would also be up there. I told her I’d look for them, since I’m at this Aldi fairly often.
What a small town this is.
The babies were delightful. There's no other word for it. They're both roly poly little balls of delight.
I hadn’t seen them in nearly two weeks but I think they remembered me. Boop was asleep when I got there but Boopity was on her Grandma’s lap and ready to play. She gave me a giant grin (complete with dimple and nose wrinkle) when I sat down next to them. Boop woke up shortly so there were almost enough babies to go around. We played with them and gave them their bottles and they are so big and beautiful and happy! It’s so much fun to hang out with them. We put them in these goofy little chairs they have while we ate our dinner at the dining room table. The chairs help them to sit up and they have front trays with toys attached. Boop was more than happy to be fascinated by her toys but after a few minutes, Boopity objected to being left on the floor while we ate. She’s become very vocal and expresses her wishes loudly and persistently. The yelling stopped the moment Hanagranana picked her up. She was quiet and smiley through dinner as long as she was at the table with us.
Boop loved being in her little froggy chair.
They had baths after dinner and we put them, fresh and fluffy into their jammies. They’ve gotten so big that they now look like the picture perfect babies with their round little faces and fat limbs. I might be biased but I think they are quite spectacularly beautiful. Just wait until they have hair!
I left after the girls had their second-dinner bottles and we wrapped them up for bed. I think Katie and Hanagranana were ready to call it a day, too. Those babies are a blast but they’re exhausting.
Saturday, it poured rain all day long. It was cold, too! Mid 40s. Perfect day for a movie, so Zack and I went to the morning feature of the newest in the Alien series: Covenant.
We both enjoyed the movie. Of the six(?) Alien movies, four of them are good, fun, suspenseful sci-fi flicks. If you don’t like Sci-fi, it doesn’t matter which stink and if you do, you already know. (3 and 4: Boo!)
The great things about movies in the morning are they’re half price and you still have the whole afternoon to do other things: I got some work done.
Ty and Megan dropped the kids off in the evening to go out and celebrate a whole lot of newness in their lives. More on that later.
Xena was out cold when they arrived and slept on the couch in the TV room. Babalouie’s first words to me were “Hey, Nana; ‘you play ball like a girl!’” If I’d been thinking, I would have answered “ ‘Wha-what did you say??” but all I said was “You’ve seen The Sandlot!”
He came equipped with his rain boots so he went out into the backyard to play some baseball while Coach was filling bird feeders and doing other yardy things. Then he came in and we had pizza and movies. Xena, who had a big week herself, slept through everything. It was fun: I don’t often get to hang out with just Babalouie. for once, he got to pick the movie. We watched The Sandlot. He has already memorized entire chunks of it and made me rewind the puking scene three times. At least he’s no longer obsessing over the death of Smaug.
All in all, it’s been a very fun few days.