My Dad had neck surgery last Tuesday so we went to see him and my Mom over the weekend. Don't worry, Dad's fine. They went through the front of his neck to fix something at the back of his neck and he came through it with nothing he described as pain. I told him there's something not quite human about that, but for any of you who know my dad, that won't surprise you much. He's just weird like that, and I mean that in a good way. :)
So while we were home Joseph turned 5 months old. He also reached for his Nonnie, (my mom) for the 1st time! It was so exciting and totally made Mom's day! He's reached out a little for his toys or paci before, but this time I was sitting down holding him in my lap and when Mom reached for him he stretched out his little arms as high up as he could get them. It was SO sweet!
Nathan's big event of the weekend was singing at Tamaha's version of Pickin' N Grinnin'. Now for those of you who don't know Tamaha, it's a tiny (about 6 blocks) community about 15 minutes North of Stigler, (which is not that much bigger but would be considered "metropolitan" compared to Tamaha). There is no store, gas pump, or post office. It is literally made up of the people living on a half dozen streets or so, plus the farmers and ranchers in the area. THERE WERE 40 PEOPLE at this singing thing! That many people don't live in Tamaha! On Saturday nights they gather at the Senior Citizen's building with their guitars, fiddles, or whatever they play and sing old country/bluegrass/gospel stuff. Nathan, being the shy little guy he is, got right up in the middle of the band, got the microphone, and sang "You Are My Sunshine" while the "band" played for him! When the song was over and everybody had clapped he said, "We've got another song for ya comin' right up" as if he was the lead musician. Well, apparently he did because he went right into "Old MacDonald"! It was hysterical- until he started making up words that didn't make any sense. Then it got embarassing and I had to go tell him to take his bow and hand the mic over.
We drove back to Texas on Monday afternoon so we had time to stop by Mom's office and show off the kids. Since Cameron and I grew up with the ladies Mom works with it was fun to see them again. They apparently enjoyed the kids because Mom said they were still talking about them today.
That's all for now. Have a great night!