Friday evening Bob's cousin, Jen, and her family came to see us. Payton could not wait until they got there. Jen has a daugther, Becca, who's thirteen and Payton basically sat on her lap the entire time she was here. We always enjoy it when people can see Payton in her usual environment because she is an entirely different person at home than she is at places she's not used to. She's not nearly as nervous or trying to escape the crowd....she's more herself. We had such a great visit - and Payton had such a good time she really didn't want them going to the basement to sleep. The next morning she popped up around 7:00 ran down to the basement and crawled in bed between Dwayne and Jen. I wish you all could meet Jen. She is a PT - has worked in a nursing home but now works in outpatient care and has an outstanding personality. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when Becca and all of her friends get together - I can see Jen right in the middle of it all just having a ball. Bob had built Dwayne a computer so they guys spent a majority of the time getting everything lined up on the computer so it was ready for them when they got it home.
Sunday we went to Springfield for my grandparents 59th Anniversary party. My grandparents love each other so much and give such a good testimony to us grandchildren about how wonderful marriage can be. My grandparents dated for just a short time before they got married and my grandpa insists that from the moment he laid eyes on her she was so beautiful he was NOT going to let her go. And, I know I'm partial because it's my grandmother, but she was and still is beautiful. Something tells me though, that once she caught my grandpa she wasn't gonna let him go either!
The kids seem to be mostly over their flu bug. Bob caught the stomach flu Saturday and I ended up with the head stuff the kids passed around. Yesterday Bob woke me up long enough to say "you're not going to work today" and I just said "okay" and konked back out. He came home at noon and said he couldn't believe I didn't put up more of a fight to go to work. That was the first time since I can't remember when that I've stayed home from work because I was sick - typically I just stay home when the kids are sick....and I can't explain how good it felt to get such a good day of sleep!
Our two exciting things of the weekend: Koen has taken about three steps (shocking me to pieces!) and Payton has been accident-free since Friday evening. She's had a set back on the potty training - not sure why (I'm guessing it's nerves) but she did well over the weekend!!