Bob was so amazed at how fast Rhys could scamper up the slide. He said, "He just climbed up that slide like a little monkey, and I held my hand out, and he took hold of it and climbed the rest of the way up!"
Feet first, Rhys!
Down you go!
Now, turn around, and do it all over it again. And, so it goes with grandparents as babysitters! We never tire of games the babes want to play, and are just so amazed and delighted with their antics.
You know that shopping is not exactly a man's delight, but Marina and I managed to get these three in DSW in Lubbock. Inside the store were chairs for people who were tired of shoe shopping (how can that be?).
Rhys found his monkey/leash, so Marina put it on him. He loves it! I think it gives him a sense of freedom or something. So he enjoyed the shopping immensleym especially when a three year old boy came along and wanted the reins. Bob actually found a pair of shoes, and then we wrapped up our shopping. Here are the guys walking to the car (111 degrees), and little Rhys is helping all he can.
Watch your step (little boy is still holding on to the bag)!
Grandbabies are just grand.
And they make grandparents so proud, fill our hearts to the brim with joy, and we just love all the cute things they do. Rhys, you are just so fun. Just look at you--I kneeled down to get a better picture, and so you did the same.
Thank you Robert and Marina; you are doing a great job.
Bob, Rosie, and Rhys outside Lujan's Restaurant, Lubbock, Texas on June 26, 2011.