Our son and his wife asked us to team up with her parents and stay with their two little kids for a week so they could escape by themselves for their first child-free vacation in six years. We were happy to have the chance to live with Nate and Abby and see the world through their eyes. At the top is a late dinner at the Asheville airport right before our late-night flight to Newark. A not-very-exciting drawing of a not-very-exciting meal.
I love to draw in the museum, but this doesn't happen much when there are kids around, except this time the other three adults were great about doing things with Nate, and I drew a few things in the Egyptian section.
We also visited Edison's house, where there were many bear and tiger rugs, although he was not a hunter himself, according to the docent.
On Friday night and Saturday Nate and I built a power figure for ourselves. We got a piece of firewood and attached many objects that we had collected on our walks through the park and town. After we made it, I drew it and Nate wrote the word "nkisi" in hieroglyphics, using a hieroglyphics table from a library book we had gotten out of the library earlier in the week. As a finishing touch, Nate taped a business card from the bakery on the facing page.
Saturday came too soon. We walked to karate while Grandma walked Abby to the park; then afterwards we met up with them and played on the playground, went to the bakery, ate a cookie on the bench, collected things for the power figure. We were sad when Grandma had to leave (Grandpa had had to leave on Thursday). It had been a fine week. P and I did stuff with the kids and finally got them down, and the runaway parents arrived home at nearly midnight. Then we got up at 4 to make our 6:55 plane home.