LilZ’s paternal great-grandmother passed away this week. She watched him while I was in classes for the first several years of his life. She has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for awhile now, and her health has been deteriorating, so her passing was expected. But – it’s still a figure from LilZ’s childhood that is gone now and he is spending the weekend with his Dad’s family attending the funeral and such.
I drove him to the town of the funeral on Friday and we spent some time at a local park until his Dad called to say he was in town as well. It was a nice little trip and hopefully a bit of fun to cheer LilZ up before dealing with a few days of sadness. We took NikkiZ on a train ride around the park and she really enjoyed it. I also found a shaded corner of the park to nurse AndyZ in – adding Spring Park in Tuscumbia, AL onto my list of Places My Boobs Have Been Exposed To Feed My Kids. The swamp boat tour in Florida is still the best place on the list, but Spring Park is a nice addition.
After we rode the train, LilZ asked to take this picture:
He often thinks of stopping and taking pictures of me with the kids. I’m so glad he does to prove that I’m around in a lot of our adventures. Since I’m typically the one with the camera, I worry they’ll wonder where I was during each of these outings. Luckily, he stops and considers this periodically and takes pictures. Proving I wasn’t at home on the couch watching endless episodes of Buffy and Angel while pigging out on Potato Chips and Ice Cream.
Even if that is what I might want to be doing.