For the Record
Kenny and Tyler’s Visit
June 22 - July 27, 2014
I am pretty sure that Kenny and Ty won’t remember this time many years from now.
These posts will be for them to read when that time comes.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Jimmy’s boys are up here for a nice long visit and are staying with us. Kenny is 6-1/2 and Tyler will be 5 in a few days.
They got here yesterday afternoon. Those first hugs were the best. They are both on the reserved and shy side. Even though we don’t get to see them as often now, they do remember the times they did spend at our house. They seem comfortable and at ease here.
They both love Rico. Rico is not used to little kids being around. I would say he kind of likes the attention, because in Rico’s world any attention is better than none. But, I think it is more of a “Okay, even though I don’t like anyone to touch my back legs, cause I am an old dog with arthritis, I’ll fake smile while I growl under my breath.”
We live in a community that has an outdoor and and an indoor pool. I suspect we will be spending a good deal of time there with them.
Soon after they got here, one of the first things we did was walk down to show them the pools. It is a 2 mile trek. One mile up and one mile back. An easy jaunt for the boys. It was a cool day and it was after five o’clock when we got there, so the pool area was pretty empty. They both said “yes” when I asked if they thought they would like to come back the next day to go swimming.
On the walk back Kenny and Ty played tree tag. That’s the game where you jump as high as you can to try to reach the furthest leaf on each tree that you pass.
Needless to say they were way ahead of us the entire walk back. They would sprint ahead, play tree tag and then stop at each corner to wait for us to catch up.
They also picked up pine cones along the way. I guess they are starting a collection.
Dinner for them was what I have come to learn is the standard fare for kids their age. Chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese.
They spent the rest of the evening in the room they will share with their father, playing video games, and just cuddling. Time with him is what is most precious for all three of them.