Oliver and I took a Mother Son trip to Spearfish to see my parents the first part of April. The timing worked out well because David had to make a trip to Illinois and Texas during that time. Oliver did well on the plane ride there and enjoyed looking out the window in his own seat on the second flight.
We were greeted to the North by a cold wind and snow on the ground. Oliver hasn’t seen snow since Christmas last year when he was only 4 months old. He thought it was pretty great.
We were only there a couple of days and the snow all melted and Derek and Laura blew in from Minnesota. They even surprised my mom and dad coming in Saturday evening. Oliver took 5 minutes to adjust to them and then they became great playmates. They took Oliver to the park a couple of times as well as to their friends’ farm who had lambs, a tractor, and chickens.
I am pretty sure Oliver thought his Grandpa and Grandma were pretty fantastic as well. Grandpa would spend countless minutes telling Oliver that there was a light and a dragon on the ceiling, light…dragon…light…dragon, you get the picture. Grandma let Oliver open and close the upstairs patio door countless times, open…close…open…close. Oliver is in the stage of repetition and Grandpa and Grandma were happy to oblige.
I myself had to get potato ole’s from Taco John’s at least once while in Spearfish. Oliver may have found them even tastier than me.
Oliver and I had a really great trip. I was able to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen in quite a while. I got some sewing lessons from my mom and gave her some kitchen remodel ideas in return. Not only did Oliver get to spend quality time with his grandparents but I was able to spend some quality time with him too. I didn’t have the normal day to day stuff I need to get done to distract me from just playing with Oliver. I know that I won’t have much one on one time with him once Isaac (yes we have a name for baby!) arrives so I am glad we took this trip together.