We arrived in "that other state" at about 10:00 last night. Of course our Grandson was sound asleep by then. Our daughter picked us up at the airport after a very uneventful flight. It's about 1 hour and 45 minutes non-stop. Sure beats the 12 hour drive. After visiting for awhile we all retired for the night a little after midnight. Our daughter told us that our grandson would probably wake up somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00, and that when we heard him we could get him up.
I couldn't wait to get him up, but I was a little apprehensive that walking into his room might scare him. He hadn't seen us in 38 days. That's a long time in a 20 month olds world. I opened his door and slowly walked toward him. He looked a little confused for a millisecond, but then smiled and handed me his prize "mater" that he sleeps with. You know how boys are with their trucks....lol. I picked him up and hugged him and asked him if he wanted to see Grandpa. He looked out to where the guestroom is, wiggled out of my arms and ran to see his best friend. Too cute. I think I knew that he wouldn't have forgotten us, but I'm sure glad he didn't.
Today his parents took us to "Jungle Jim's." It's "that other states" version of Chuck E. Cheese, only better. It has left over rides from circa 1970. A carousel, swings that rotate in a circle, airplanes, mini-roller coaster and a train. He is NOT a baby anymore. Some of the rides require a parent and others he just went on by himself. He is mastering the art of standing in line and waiting patiently. He just climbs in the rides and lets the attendant buckle him in. He smiles and waves and is just too cute for words.
After a fun morning at the amusement park we went out to a pizza buffet. We all stuffed ourselves silly. Then it was home for a much needed nap for the boy and his grandpa.
I will post pictures of our little boy when we get home. Today was day one of our visit. Somehow I think 5 days is going to go way too fast.