After we got all set up at Stone Mountain, we went to a walk-in clinic in Decatur so I could have my pickleball injuries checked out. I felt like my side strain was getting better (so long as I don't practice pickleball for a week or so) but the pain I was feeling behind my right hip was not getting any better. The doctor at the walk-in clinic prescribed some muscle relaxers and put me on a regimen of 600 mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day for 5 days. She also told me if the pain was not better after a week, I need to go to an orthopaedic specialist. I'm hoping the medicine works!
We left the walk-in clinic and headed over to Tafanie's for a couple of hours. She and her neighbor, Beth, were in the middle of making Christmas ornaments. Bell and Emmaline were working on crafts too! :)
I took over holding Ruby...
...while Chuck and Bell painted with water colors.
I put Ruby down for a nap which was really hard to do because she kept smiling at me.
When I checked on Emmaline, she had this look like she had been caught with her hand in the cookie jar, but she was just playing with her alphabet letters.
We left Tafanie's in time to be at Crystal's house by 6 pm. We had dinner with Crystal, Grant, Avery and Hannah and had lots of fun playing with them too!
On Thursday, we went back over to Tafanie's, to babysit Ruby and Emmaline while Tafanie took Bell to pre-school and ran some errands with Bell after school. Emmaline ate all of her Spaghettio's for lunch and some pretzels too!
We had fun playing with Emmaline and holding Ruby. We went back to the camper after Tafanie got back from her errands because my right hip pain was still hurting when I walked and I thought it would be good to get off of it for awhile.
On Friday, we went to Tafanie's to help keep the girls entertained while Tafanie and Beth worked on the Christmas ornaments. Chuck and Bell helped too!
Ruby can't have popcorn yet but I think she was eyeing it very closely as she watched her big sisters stuff it in.
Chuck and I left Tafanie's around 2:15 and headed over to Crystal's to babysit Avery while Crystal took Hannah to the doctor for her 6 month checkup. Avery was down for her nap when we got there so we took a little nap too! But when she woke up from her nap, Avery was so glad to see us. She showed us her fireman's hat.
After babysitting Avery, we went back to the camper so Chuck could disconnect the water since it was supposed to get below freezing Friday night. Brrrrr. We miss those warm Florida temperatures!
We all got back together for pizza at Tafanie and Cory's house Friday night. The girls looked so cute running around in their PJs.
After the girls were in bed, we played two games of Sequence with the guys winning both games. Rrrrr. Congratulations, guys!
On Saturday morning, Crystal, Grant, Avery and Hannah came to see us at Stone Mountain. Avery had fun playing with an old calculator we had on board...
...and Hannah liked sitting on the floor playing with her toys. She is getting so big!
Grant and Chuck took Avery outside so she could ride her new pink tricycle around the campground.
Next, we all met up at Costco.
After a lunch that cost less than $12 to feed all of us, we walked around Costco looking for the bargains. Aren't these the cutest shoppers you ever saw?
Grant and Crystal found a car seat they needed for Hannah because she is quickly outgrowing hers. Cory and Tafanie stocked up on batteries and pre-lit garland for Christmas decorations. Another successful shopping day at Costco!
On Saturday night, we went back over to Tafanie and Cory's house. Grant and Crystal were babysitting Bell and Emmaline tonight while Taf, Cory, and Ruby went out for a date night. Hannah tried sweet potatoes for the first time and loved them.
It was fun watching all the cousins playing together...even Hannah!
When it was time for the girls to get ready for bed, I fed Hannah her bottle,
while Crystal and Grant got Bell, Emmaline, and Avery ready for bed.
We all listened to Uncle Grant read a couple of bedtime stories,
then we said our bedtime prayers together and kissed all our precious little granddaughters good night!