We left early Sunday morning for Patterson to spend a few quiet days with Oma Wies and Opa, and other assorted Smoorenburgs. We got there just in time to see Joey, Laura, and Bailey who were stopping by on their way to Baton Rouge for a big Father’s Day family lunch. Since Holland loves seeing Bailey, it was a treat!
It was a lazy afternoon. Lots of napping by almost everyone there, lots of snacking on the goodies laying around. Uncle Frankie came to visit for a bit in the evening, and we learned a lot firsthand about what’s going on in the Gulf, and of course it’s as bad as we think, if not worse. But enough of that.
Laura dropped off some crawfish etouffee for dinner, and it was quite possibly the best thing I’ve eaten since being back. Nothing like homemade! Hunks of cake all around for dessert (Holland most certainly approved!) and once the old folks went to bed, Holland and I went for a long, long walk and then made a pan of banana-berry bread for breakfast.
Monday was another quiet day. Chris and Issie were supposed to visit, but were still too tuckered out from the day before. Oma and Opa each had doctor’s appointments during the day, so Holland and I were there to make sure no one got lonely! My friend Joie came over to visit in the evening with her little girl, Bella, who reminded me how teeny six-month-old babies are! She’s adorable, and she and Holland spent a while grinning at each other in their silly-kid way.
Holland and I left a little after lunch and a visit with Oz today. Bad weather was threatening, and we wanted to get on the road before it hit. It cleared up in Morgan City, though, and we tried to visit Brownell Park to see the cypress trees and the bell tower, but it’s closed on Tuesdays. Some chicken nuggets made us feel better.
Tonight is Oma’s turn to play with Holland while mom gets to go have dinner with some friends she hasn’t seen in years!