With Lola getting blessed and all, Lachelle's dad and step-mom came into town for the weekend on a Friday at noon. That night Keyton and I went swimming with them while Lachelle and Becky stayed home with Lola. Keyton had a lot of fun walking in circles in the hot tub and walking up and down the stairs. Cathy won the prize for watching him do this the longest. Scott and I gave up after a while and watched the Blazer game.
The next morning we ventured out to the Children's Museum. It's awesome. Right now one of the exhibits is a bunch of things to do with golf balls. Below you can see Keyton's natural awkwardness with golf clubs. He actually ended up hitting a hole in one after multiple attempts (huh?) and was duly proud of himself.
So he's not going to be a professional golfer, but the kid has a career in cashiering. Her Grandma Cathy is buying a plastic cheese loaf that hundreds, if not thousands, of snot-glazed hands have touched.
Apparently its a delicacy where Keyton comes from because he charged her $846.78 for it. I think she got taken.
She gave him four fake dollar bills and he was none the wiser. She's a sneaky one, that Grandma Cathy.
Keyton makes a pretty cute ginormous turtle. I made him a turtle pancake the other day and he told me it was a dog pancake because turtles live in the water and they use their tiny little feet to swim, like spiders (motioning his hands like spiders walking through the air while squinting his eyes and squeeking). Two lessons learned: (1) I am not a gifted pancake artist because my turtle feet were obviously too big, and (2) Keyton needs to watch more television.
There was a kid waiting to climb in the turtle shell while I was taking this picture and his mom kept telling him to be patient because it was another kid's turn.
There is a giant ant colony in the museum. This is the queen.
Becky, Lachelle, and Lola. The stickers identify you as someone who probably won't take someone else's kid home with you. If you don't have one of these stickers while at the children's museum, you're in big trouble.
While crawling around the colony with Grandma Cathy, Keyton decided to play chase. He took off and Cathy followed. Good times were had by all.
Until Keyton looked over his shoulder while running full speed to see where Cathy was and failed to see the metal gate in his way. It wouldn't have been so bad if his head hadn't hit the metal frame. After we all stopped laughing, we managed to keep him from seeing the blood pouring out of his forehead from a deep-ish gash over his left eye. (I know this is only supposed to be funny if its someone else's kid, like on America's Funniest Videos, but he was running so fast that when he hit the fence it made a loud banging/rattling sound and his whole body bounced back 5 feet as if he were bouncing off the ropes in professional wrestling). Cathy the nurse and Scott the (tooth) doctor decided a butterfly bandage would do the trick, so no stitches were needed. It was Keyton's first good bleed and he still tells people about the time when he smashed the fence with his head in the ant place.
We all took turns trying to figure out a way to make Lola stop crying.
Keyton milked grandma and grandpa for all the book reading they could handle. I think he conned Scott into reading him the same book three times in a row.
December 5-7, 2008