Last weekend Heather wanted to see her brother, Jared, before he headed back home to Sterling, Alaska. We are still under lock down and social distancing. We know we can visit in our backyard with making sure to stay 6′ between us. It was hard to not touch the girls though.Continue reading “Backyard Granddaughters”
Kate woke up with some bad bedhead.
We did get it taken care of before we went for our walk around the block. Grandpa has them walking with sticks. Kate found a pine cone.
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Well today I went out to help Dan to pick up their 17′ travel trailer. They were supposed to pick it up yesterday but they didn’t have the stuff it get the van ready, so they asked if they had the stuff to get the truck ready. They said yes and to bring the truck in today. Then since that was only going to take an hour and half we could drop the van off when it was done. It had to be fixed at another shop and they would fix it tomorrow. This means the kids could still go camping this weekend. This was our plan for the day.
Now what happened today went a little different. I drove out to Eagle River where Heather and Dan live. I watched the girls while Dan worked on truck. I got there at 10. While I played with the girls Dan got the hitch put back on the truck, I am not just talking about the ball.
Next we loaded the girls in the van around 12:30 to drop the truck off. I drove my old van to town while Dan drove his truck.
We dropped the truck off and figured we would go to lunch. After lunch we still didn’t hear from ABC RV, so decided to go garage selling. Grandma needed toys for the girls when they were at her house. I only found one toy. It was a wooden logging truck. What little girl wouldn’t want a logging truck.
Dan and I found a toy for us but Heather said no. It was Unimog. I didn’t no what it was but I thought it looked really cool. I wanted to drive it. I used to love to drive our skidder.
Anyway now it is 5 and the girls were hungry, so we headed back to check on the truck. They still didn’t have the truck ready. We got the girls feed but still haven’t got the van dropped off. I told Dan that we would do it tomorrow for them, so they could still go camping. Finally they said it was ready. I took the van to our place and Dan came to pick me up, so I could get my car at their place. When I got home Dan called to say the truck still wasn’t ready but would be soon. He finally made it with trailer in tow.
Dan and Dusty went to put the car seats in the back seat. Now his truck is a 1987 and if you can remember how small the backseats are in them. They had to move the seat all the way up and still couldn’t quite get the back of the seat all the way back. Then you put a 6’2 man behind the steering wheel and it is pretty funny. Dan looks like he is driving some little car with his knees under his chin.
We arrive at their house and I go in to talk with Heather. Dan walks in and tells her you need to see something. He shows her how close the seat is to the steering wheel and her reply was you want me to drive. With her only being 5′, we don’t really think she is that tall, she thought the seat looked just right. We headed home leaving them to pack their trailer and head out. I am not sure who drove.
As for our 5th day of Keto it went good. Had a shake for breakfast and at lunch I ate brisket, collard green, and coleslaw. That was my first time eating out and it was easy to find food I could eat.
I came home and what I had planned to cook was Beef Storganof with cabbage instead of noodles. It was supposed to be cooked in the slow cooker which I had forgot. When I get home I was trying to figure out what to cook. Then I think why can’t I cook it in my express pot. Well I found out I could.
It was really good and I will make this again.
Well sorry but it was Wednesday which means I had the twins. Katharine is the bigger one and Rebecca is the younger one by 28 minutes. They were 7 weeks early but only had to stay in the hospital for a month. Anyway we are quite the proud grandparents. Of course, we have many others too. These two are our 11th and 12th.
Hope you enjoyed the photos.
Anyway back to the diet. As I said earlier I had an early doctor’s appointment. We did not eat until we got home, so I just made us some protein shakes. The boys took off to a job and I started getting ready for the twins.
For lunch I had a Skyr, which is Iceland’s idea of yogurt, which is really good. I had some pork rinds too. Supper was a hamburger patty with bacon and cheese. Broccoli fried in bacon grease along with more bacon. It was a nice quick dinner.
I have been staying under on the calories but having a little more trouble with the other things. I haven’t been getting all the fat that I can have. I have been kind of bouncing back and forth on the protein. I was trying to stay at 25 carbs but I always seem to go over but have managed to stay under the 50 carbs. I think it is easy trying to keep track of all this. So far I have been doing fine on the new life style.
So we got home yesterday and today we watched our granddaughters for a few hours. My daughter knew we would watch them so our Son in law could do some work because we had not seen them for 5 weeks. David and I couldn’t get over the fact that they each have started to get fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff t their own personality already. Rebecca is going to be the thinker we think. Katharinelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
This is what happens when you try to blog after a few beers, a shot of whiskey and jet lag. I kept falling asleep with my fingers on the key. I gave up and figured I would start again this morning.
As I was saying Rebecca is going to be the thinker. She is the smaller of the twins but doesn’t miss a thing. She is always looking and moving. David thinks her first words will be a sentence.
Katharine right now is the one that wants all the attention. She has always been the better eater and you can tell because she is catching up to her age faster than her little sister.
They were born 7 weeks early but they were healthy. They were never on oxygen. Katharine weighed 3lb7oz and Rebecca weighed 3lb2oz. They needed to learn how to suckle and weigh over 4lbs to get out of the hospital. They both left together after a month. Heather was only giving them breast milk but now she is having trouble keeping up, so they are having to get a little formula.
Heather just told me they went in for their 4 month check up and Katharine weighed 11lb2oz and Rebecca weighed 9lb7oz.
This is the girls when we left.
These are the photos that Heather sent me while we were gone to butter me up before she asked if I could watch the girls once a week when we got home. They don’t seem to be able to get anything done. Can’t imagine why. Let’s see they are raising twins, Heather is the CEO of the largest manufacturer in Alaska and Dan in trying to run his real estate business. So now Grandma and Grandpa are back and we can help out when needed.
These are the pictures that I took while we had them yesterday. They really are good babies. They fuss if they are hungry or fighting sleep. They are girls and are afraid they are going to miss something if they are sleeping. But to their surprise Grandma knew how to get them to sleep after raising 5 children and the 10 grandchildren before they were born.
If you can’t tell we are very proud of our little girls and will enjoy watching them grow up.