Then we saw a friend of Duane's in Burlington Iowa and his wife . Then to Argyle Iowa to surprise a dear friend of mine that I hadn't seen since 1999. So great to see her!We then went to a friends house to stay. We got up early and stopped into one of our favorite little bake shop for a cinnamon roll before heading to the kids-we had to stop and get a gooseberry pie at the Dutchman's store which they had none yet but the lady that bakes then had them baked if we wanted to go pick one up- oh my! We got the pie and headed on our way got to Lancaster with just enough time to say hi - peek at the sleeping grand daughter and take the cupcakes for Cason's birthday party at school - it was Grandparents day at his school.
He had no idea that we were even coming was pretty cool when he stood up and pointed and said "HEY" We stayed a couple hours doing some classes and lunch and recess. Then we headed back to my son Kevin's house to see them and wait for Cason to get home. We got to play with Jessilene and then Cason and we were up and running again to go with them to a Town called Downing - which was having appreciation days and a baby contest. Little Jessilene had won 2 awards from Baby contest- one 3rd place and one second. We got watched her get another 3rd place win. Grandma was so proud!
Of course my hunk of a son holding her in the contest surely didn't have anything to do with that win ! LOL .
When then took my Grandson Cason back to his great-grandfathers house where we were staying to spent the night with us and have a big party for his birthday Sat - well it's was Sunday but we all could be there on Saturday. So My ex came and Cason was so surrounded with Grandpas and a Great Grandpa. We had a great meal of beans and corn bread - fried potatoes.
And CAKE - oh my we left after Cason opened all his presents and the cake as we had a long drive home. We got in very late Saturday and I have been trying to recover from all of that since - what a wonderful wonderful time we had.