31 July 2012

Papa Bob and Grandma Shirley!

At least once a year, we try to visit my grandfather and his wife, Bob and Shirley Gatton. Sometimes, this happens at random locations (Branson, St. Louis, and so forth), and sometimes, we drive to Paducah, KY, to visit them at home over Memorial Day weekend.

At nearly 94 (this August), my grandfather remains a pretty spry and sharp fellow. And Shirley is so much fun to be around. We always have a great time!

Of note on this trip, it fell right as Paul and I were going through the painstaking task of trying to finally get the Maxman potty trained. Well, Paducah must be our lucky city because that boy stayed dry the whole trip. He used every possible bathroom in the city, but gosh darn it, he was dry! :-)

Paul and I also got to enjoy an unexpected date night. On the Saturday night of our trip, Grandma Shirley said, "You two go downtown for the music (a summer festival of sorts in the art section of the city) and a dinner. We'll take Max." So, we took them up on the offer. We enjoyed dinner and the sights; Max enjoyed time with his great-grandparents. Whoo-hoo!

Max and Papa Bob at the Maritime Museum

What the heck is that kind of boat?!

Max "piloting" a vessel.
Max and the Ohio
Starting the journey toward the Paducah Rail Museum.

Caboose boy.

Playing with Thomas set-up.

Educating us on signals.

Walking Princess with Grandma Shirley.

Hitting the playground with Dad.

Hitting the pool, next.

Wiped out on the couch after swimming.
He looks soooo long here.

Chillaxing with Papa Bob.

Storytime with Grandma Shirley.
Family Pics!

Family, part two.

Max with Papa Bob and Grandma Shirley.  Looks like a happy group!!

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