Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7, 2013

We all got up a little later than usual this morning, so that caused a change of plans for breakfast. I was originally going to be fixing pancakes and eggs for breakfast, but had to switch to the back up, cereal, because we were too short of time. That's okay, as I will do the pancake thing tomorrow... ;-)

We all went to Jason's and Gracie's dog training lessons at the park, in Oceanside, and while he was there the girls and I went and played at the park and on the swings. As it turned out, there was a bunch of things going on, including an antique car club gathering. There were all kinds of trailers around and people doing dog grooming, with a particular focus on poodles. You know, those Standard Poodles are pretty big dogs, even if they do look a little on the silly side with those hair cuts.

The girls were all over the place, though they mostly wanted to play on the swings. We also climbed the tree again, and they played on the jungle gym and train, and when we were ready to head back over to where Jason was, Stacy decided she wanted to run the jogging trail back to where Jason and Gracie were. That was fine with me, as it was less than 1/4 mile, and I really didn't have to move too fast to keep up. Before we were there Jackie asked me to pick her up and carry her the rest of the way, and then Stacy did the same as we got there. Fortunately the class was just about over so we didn't have to wait too long, to get back to the van, so we could head on home. That's where it got a little crazy with so many people there.

As the girls and I got to the van, we noticed a line of antique cars parked in a line, right behind the van. I was stuck. When we had arrived there was very limited parking, and no handicap parking to be had. I had to let Jason out first and then go park where I could. Jason was now waiting over by the ramp and we were stuck in our parking spot. The owner/driver of this cool looking old Ford pickup came running up (I was actually a little concerned as he wasn't a young guy, and didn't look to be in too good of shape - about like me I guess) I told him he didn't need to run, but I did appreciate him coming back quickly. He moved and we got out and went over to pick up Jason and Gracie. The drive home was pretty easy, compared to the ones in the past, so I was happy about that.

We got into the house and I immediately fixed them lunch. We, Jason and I, were actually kind of surprised that the girls weren't asleep, though that was probably a good thing. After lunch they all laid down and that was pretty much the day. After the girls got up they spent a bunch of time with Daddy, in his bed, where he read to them and they watched some cartoons. Then tonight, after dinner and their bath he read them a story before they went to sleep. I was very happy  to see this, and felt good about it as well. Anyway, thank you, for all the continued support and all the prayers. Take care and stay positive.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a really packed, fun day!
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