"There must quite a few things a hot tub won't cure, but I don't know many of them." ~Sylvia Plath
In the first home Cam grew up in, a small hot tub on the back deck was part of purchase. He enjoyed it for a couple of years, but was too young to remember. Fast forward to the summer of 2019 and Chris decided it was time to surprise his wife and re-introduce his son to the outdoor activity.
After an enormous amount of work, the water was perfectly warm and ready for visitors. The weather, however, didn't cooperate until the weekend.
On Friday, Cam was scheduled to work at Grand Valley State University with the graduate PT students. It was nice to see some familiar faces. They noted Cam's strength in his legs is returning.
Saturday marked our planned visit from Cam's former nanny, Katherine (also known as Ah-Dah, Cam's first name for her) and her family, husband Paul and kids Bexley and Sophia. Katherine's mom, Ms. Ann, joined us later as well. It was fun to hang out and share a delicious lunch on the deck. Cam even chose some of his former favorite toys from his "Katherine Days" to pass along to Bexley. After lunch, nap time was calling and we said farewell to our friends.
Auntie Jo arrived for dinner and we dined on Buddy's takeout pizza and had a great time sharing laughs.
On Sunday, we decided to surprise Oma and Opa at the yearly famous chicken barbecue held at their church, St. Peter's By the Lake in Montague. It is quite a big production as they cook hundreds of whole chickens, make homemade mashed potatoes, offer vegetables and dinner rolls as well as your choice of homemade desserts. We all agreed it was such a delicious, tasty lunch.
Oma and Opa do so much for their community through different church projects. We were happy to meet their friends and introduce Cam to everyone. After a relaxing dinner back home, the weekend was a wrap.
Now please excuse us, while we head out to enjoy our new hot tub!
Most Fridays, Miss Amanda will stay with Cam until his bedtime while his parents head out for a relaxing dinner. On Friday, Jane forgot her phone so she asked Chris to text Amanda to let her know. Subsequently after that, the following text messaging conversation took place...
Amanda's phone: "Cam asked what time you will be home tonight."
Amanda's phone: "Cam says "8:30p. I bet it is one his jokes!"
Chris phone: "He is a smart kid."
Amanda's phone: Cam said "It was a joke. I knew it!"