My grandparents are hilarious. Over the weekend all four of them were at our house, being super grandparent-y. If you don't know what that means, it includes talking loudly, repeating seemingly hilarious stories we've heard before, asking us if we've had enough to eat, and generally being slightly clueless. Adorably clueless.
Grandpa Jerry (Dad's dad) and Grandpa Austin (Mom's dad) were sitting on the deck, probably discussing manly things like various construction projects and health problems. And politics. Both Austin and Jerry love to talk politics, even if they have no idea what's going on.
They also never manage to smile for a picture at the right time. Both of them only smiled after I had put the camera away. They're awesome.
Since all four grandparents were present, we had to take a picture with them. I hate being in pictures. Spencer doesn't mind, but we rarely get a good picture of him anyway.
So Jerry, Betty Lou, Dee Dee, me, Austin, and Spencer all lined up amidst the jungle of ferns outside and waited for my mother to take our picture. The dogs were running around in there, too. They kinda knocked Dee Dee over once. Whoops.
Today, Spencer and I find out Austin and Dee Dee went shopping. For cell phones, a laptop, and something for "The World Wide Web". Of course, we had to go over to their house and help them figure out the new technology they had no idea how to even plug in to its own charger. They're precious. Dee Dee has had the same phone since Motorola came out with its very first Razr. Yeah. That long ago and it still works. Austin has never been allowed to have a cell phone because he misplaces everything. Keys, glasses, combs, change, the cordless phone, his garage door opener, EVERYTHING. We were just a little surprised Dee Dee allowed this phone until we looked at it. It's fool proof. I'm not too worried for him. They'll figure it out, and now they can email us from the cabin.
On a completely unrelated note, I have started putting toy dinosaurs in the ferns around our house. I decided the golf ball "dinosaur eggs" needed a guardian, so there is a little brontosaurus lurking in the plants.
I'm still trying to decide where to put the velociraptor pack once I glue the head back on one of them.
Waiting for Dee Dee to figure out Twitter,