Nonni and Poppy’s Day with Little Roo

We had a wonderful time with our Little Roo Thursday. George and I both took off work to get some quality time in with Cody, Katy, and River. We went to eat Sushi. Mom stayed home and took a nap, Sushi was not her thing. We had the sushi date planned for a long time. They don’t get a lot of good Sushi around the ranch area so it’s been the game plan all along. We took Mom something else to eat to hold her until we all went out for dinner.

Salad and Cucumber Roll, Mori Mori, Mount Juliet, TN

Knowing we would be eating a lot of calories later in the day, I opted for a small salad with ginger dressing and a cucumber roll. I don’t eat the raw sushi. I have but prefer shrimp, scallop, crab, or veggie rolls. I DO LOVE the ginger slice, wasabi sauce, and dipped in soy though. I also love the hot green tea.

I had a bowl of popcorn later mid afternoon too.

George at one of his favorite sushi spots, Mori Mori, Mount Juliet, TN
Precious Little Roo, needing a nap!
Mom with Little Roo

Honestly I don’t know when I’ve seen Mom smile SO BIG. She was so happy to meet River. I’ve been good to send her pics all along so she sees him grow. And now she gets to meet and hold him. She was so happy.

I’m thinking all we need NOW is to scare the little guy. lol. But we all took turns putting on the red nose. I think Little Roo is wondering what kind of family he was born into!

He wasn’t sure what to make of his little splash pad. But he had an open mind. The water was a little chilly – and he was confused as to why it wasn’t his warm bath water. But he was a trooper and didn’t cry. He would sometimes kick his feet. He got the little rings stuck on his feet and legs, lol.

After he got into dry clothes, his great grandma “Nana” tucked him under the blanket and warmed him up. She told him how his Poppy loves to freeze everyone out in the house with his temperature controls, lol, lol.

Meanwhile, Roger naps.

Nana held him while George fed him some sweet potatoes. He loves them. A bit of remnant can be seen on those cute little lips of his!

M.L. Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, Mount Juliet

We have a new place in Mount Juliet that we have been excited about. M.L. Rose – they have local craft beer and awesome burgers and a few other things. We have been to other M.L. Rose locations in the Nashville area in recent years. So this is exciting!

Little Roo was not as excited as we were.

We passed him around and tried to keep him entertained. At least three of us walked him, we all held him, his Mom fed him, he had to be taken out to the car to be changed (poopie diaper, it happens). No changing table in the restroom at M.L. Rose (gasp…)

Poor fellow. He survived the night.

Maybe when he can eat burgers and drink beer he’ll enjoy it more. I don’t blame him for being bored. We did the best we could. We even put him to himself in the carrier with the cover over him to give him some space. Oh no. That didn’t work AT ALL. He calmed down after being fed and was all smiles again. (It was a little early for a feeding but it worked.).

Southern Belle Burger, M.L. Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, Mount Juliet, TN

So this is why I ate a light lunch. My burger, oh my gosh, had pimiento and cheese, onion straws, bbq sauce, lettuce, tomato and cheese, and bacon. Oh it was good. The Southern Belle.

So tomorrow we take them back to the airport. Sad to see them go. I know they will be glad to be back home and settle into their summer now that Katy’s school is out.

True to the fashion of my life these days, I was unable to finish this blog entry last night. I rarely get to finish anything I start in the same day anymore. So it’s Saturday morning as I end this. Had a wonderful 9 hour much needed sleep.

I had more to blog about but will save it for another day.

VIDEO UPDATE: I should be able to have it uploaded for 7:00 a.m. live time Sunday morning. That is my goal. This was a fun one to work on. Well they all are. But I loved going back to Texas in my memories with this one. I’ll pop an entry here whenever it goes live.

Ya’ll have a good weekend – what all are you doing this June weekend?

7 responses to “Nonni and Poppy’s Day with Little Roo”

  1. It’s so nice to see your mom with River. That did her good!!
    I would love a big bite of that burger. OMG yum!
    We’ve had a crappy week of weather. Rain, storms, rinse & repeat.
    No concrete plans here for the weekend.
    Whatever happens- happens 😎

  2. What a great day to spend with your handsome grandson! Grand kids just make our hearts so happy! 🙂

  3. It did my heart good to see him with your Mom. Her legacy lives on through him. Grandchildren are such a bright light in this world.
    River is so cute in his little outfits your daughter dresses him in. I am glad you got to spend some time with him.
    It has rained and stormed most of the day here. The husband did get grassed mowed earlier today. I put some fresh green beans in the pressure cooker and am grilling some pork chops on my ninja air fryer. Then movies tonight.

    • Your dinner sounds good- once we get Mom settled I want to get some fresh veggies at the farmers market. Mom said she liked to shell beans 🙂 River has some cute outfits. I buy a few things to help her out when he gets to a new size. He really to kick in the floor but nothing but his diaper though!

  4. Hi Sonya, thank you so much for sharing your lovely little Roo with us. what a great couple of days you had with that dear daughter of yours Kate looks so well dosn’t she…and Roo is such a big boy, bet he is heavy, did you fend out how heavy he is now. He is going to grow up to be a lovely clever little boy. I’m very late writing , indeed reading this as it’s 910 pm and I’m normally commenting at around mid day here. I think it may be afternoon with you….I’ve had a real nice day it’s been beautifully sunny and hot temp got up to 78f which is hot for us and it promises to be hatter tomorrow….I’ve been sitting out till it got too hot and I had to retreat indoors. But this evening after doing a bit in the garden mainly tied up clematis that was winding itself round itself rather than climbing up the fence, so I had to slowly unravel each leaf etc I was exhausted and once I came back in I got out on the deck again the sun had started going down so it was lovely and cool I sat out for over an hour. Well love I am looking forward to going to church tomorrow. We will be having a communion service which will be so lovely last time was late October. Since then COVID has had us all stuck at home, but we started back at church two weeks ago only 16 members allowed due to having to stay 2mts apart and we must still wear our masks and can’t sing so we just hum they hymns So we are not back to normal quite yet. But hopefully slowly things will get better….Take care and have as much of a rest as you can tomorrow Sunday…God Bless

  5. What a wonderful visit you all had. The baby is growing by leaps and bounds. So precious. these are moments to remember. So happy you were able to make them.

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