Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A Day With the Grandchildren

Saturday Mrs. Jim and I got to visit and play with a couple of our grandchildren. This involved leaving our house at 8:30 and taking a trip to Brenham, Texas. There we parked our car and finished the trip to Austin with Billy driving his SUV.

We met GC#4, Karen, and Billy at the McDonalds. GC#4 was hungry, as was Karen. So we all had a little breakfast before we left for Austin. They didn't seem to mind us leaving our car behind the restaurant (not on their property). The birds sure liked it. You would have thought I parked under a tree.
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GC#4 does a Karate tournament
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We headed to the school gym, where Yellow Belted GC#4 was having her first Karate tournament.
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Dad and Karen were there to support
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as well as Mimi and PapaJ.
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Her opponent was ferocious, but GC#4, in the white helmet, got in the first lick.
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When all the pummeling and kicking was over, both girls ended up with a nice trophy.
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Next now, with this tournament behind, she will take the test for a new Orange Belt. That is tomorrow and I know she will do just fine.



There was a stop before we ate at the Oasis Hilltop Restaurant, in Dave and Buster's. GC#4 ran the digger machine and on her first try she picked up this huge pinkish purple unicorn and got it into the hopper.

GC#2 at supper

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After we ate, we got connected with Megan, our GC#2 (Grandchild number 2), and her boy friend, Trent.

Megan is in her second year, now a Junior, at the University of Texas, School of Business. At football time she rubs it in a little about the lopsided score they have against Nebraska. She is going for the five-year option which will end in an MBA so perhaps Nebraska can win one football game against UT by then.

We are very proud of GC#2, she has made the Dean's List each semester. I hope she will explain to me all that Latin that goes on her degree. Megan does work very hard for those good grades.

This summer she will do an internship with the Caterpillar Corporation. Last summer she did one at NASA here in Houston.

Trent is a law enforcement major at the nearby Texas State University-San Marcos. Megan and Trent met while they were seniors in high school. Their colleges are about an hour apart.

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Since we had already eaten, we left these guys to their own at the restaurant. Megan was doing volunteer work at school and couldn't meet us until almost six. That is why we went ahead and ate, we had to head on home. That takes over three hours.

We got in at 10:20. It was a very nice day, getting to see four of our family of five kids, four of their spouses, and four grandchildren. I'm not sure who will be next, but they all like equal time.

Oh yes, Adi couldn't go, she stayed at home in her pet taxi this whole time!


Comments:
UT stomped Tech last year. :( One of two losses the entire season for us.
 
Jim
I thought I had been having some rough days. Man, that is a hectic day - but I am sure it was fun.
Ralph
 
Jim, isn't it great to have a large family! I bet you did have a wonderful day. I wish I could see my nieces and nephews more often. Maybe your gc#2 can tutor me when I go back to college! That really is incredible to do so well especially at UT, give her a pat on the back from me.
 
Great pictures Jim and a great day.
You have a lovely family.

I'll bet Adi was so glad to hear your key in the door!
 
Hi Dad- It sure was a fun day, wasn't it! Great to see Megan as well!
 
Your karate kid is impossibly cute! :)
 
You are ssooooooooo lucky to have grandchildren!!!!
 

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