Pa was in a Rehab at a local nursing home and we had so much fun visiting with the residents. They were the sweetest people and they loved the kids. The home is small with less than 50 residents so we visited pretty much all of them. Pa would take turns sitting Tucker and Ana on his lap while Ashton & Cadence pushed him. It was so sweet.
We had such a good visit with Pa, he even taught Tucker the "How to take part of your finger off" trick. He always done this for us when we were younger and we were amazed by hoe he done it. I don't know how to do it but after he showed us the first time, Tucker tried to do it himself, it was a precious memory. After Pa showed us the first time he tried to do it again, he couldn't, he said " I forgot" , I was so sad, I just started crying trying not to let it show to him or his roommate, but shortly after he thought about it and he done it before we left. Just made me realize Pa is getting older and we have been so blessed that we have had him for as long as we have (due to his heart conditions/breathing problems), he has dementia and is just about ready to be a long-term nursing home resident. Nobody wants that for a loved one but sometimes that has to happen. So please remember my Mom and her sister's for when the decision has to be made. He liked the place where he was and if it were not for his doggy he may of wanted to stay. His dog has been all he has had since his wife passed a few years back and he loves that dog and the dog would be lost without him. They have a special bond, that dog is everything to him. My Aunt in the picture below is the one who takes care of him.
Uncle just celebrated his birthday not to long ago, so we surprised him with his favorite a cheesecake. He also plays hockey and we got to go to his hockey game. It was awesome, the kids loved the fact Uncle punched somebody. He is not violent but took 3 elbows before he stood up for himself, Ashton just thought he was the "STUFF". Okay picture this saying, major COUNTRY SLANG... Uncle got in a FIGHT. Hilarious, to say the least. His team lost only by 1 point, we were all into the game, on edge, such a good game. Can't wait to see another.
Ashton met up with his little buddy and they played hockey, he had never played before and he loved it. Too bad we don't have hockey in TN or he would be signed up.
Michigan Part 2, coming soon!