Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Carla Kerr Takes Flight to Fresno, California

December 6-10, 2018

I flew out to Fresno, California and met my son, Russ, who flew in from DFW Airport in Texas where we were picked up by my grandson-in-law, Michael Peterson who drove us to his and Tiffany's home in Hanford, California. This trip was made for me to get acquainted with my 13th great grandchild, Sydney Maye Peterson, weighing in at 9lbs 14ozs, born on November 19, 2018 and for Russ to meet her as well, his 9th grandchild. One mission was to shoot a four-generation picture.

Sydney also has an older brother of 6 years, Dakoda, and an older sister of 5 years, Brooke, so it was a wonderful reunion with them as well. Sydney is a very good baby and we enjoyed our visit so much with the whole family. We played games with the children and Russ went to watch Brooke in her Hip-Hop dance class. (I was worn out by the trip.)

Also a part of this family are three dogs, Ruger, a giant Doberman Pinscher, Molly, who  is part wolf and German Shepherd, and Ben, a bi-polar (according to Tiffany) psychotic little Chihuahua. I think all of these dogs are rescues and two of them are quite friendly but not Ben.

Tiffany put up their Christmas tree while we were there and  Dakoda and Brooke helped decorate it. They also had their very own little Christmas trees that they decorated themselves.

All too soon, it was time to return to New Mexico and Texas, but it was a lovely visit and so good to be with the little ones and help sort out in their minds that I am Pop Pop's mother and their great grandmother they call "Grammy".

I did take some pictures at the El Paso Airport and Fresno Airport of their Christmas decorations. Fresno has built in Redwood trees which were decorated as well.

Christmas tree, little village, airplane and a little train circling the whole thing at El Paso, Texas Airport

The train coming out of the tunnel
The village, train and lit runway
The gingerbread house at Fresno Airport
One of the Redwood trees decorated
One of the Fresno Airport Christmas trees
Michael with his precious little Sydney
Brooke, Pop Pop and Dakoda
Grammy Carla with #13 GGC, Sydney
Grammy and Sydney
Sydney, just relaxing-look at those long fingers!
Tiffany feeding Sydney
This is a painting that Tiffany is currently working on
Molly and Ruger
Watching Tiffany put up their Christmas tree
Tiffany is starting to put the lights on the tree
Dakoda cuddled up with Pop Pop watching TV
I guess the show got too exciting for Dakoda to relax
The stockings are hung on the fireplace with care
Tiffany, her father Russ and Sydney
Michael with Sydney and Ben
They've both drifted off to sleep
Pop Pop putting puzzles together with Brooke and Dakoda
The Peterson Christmas tree!
Grammy playing a card game with Brooke
L to R: Brooke, Dakoda, Tiffany, Russ, Carla and Sydney in Tiffany's lap - Four Generations
The Peterson Family, Tiffany, Sydney, Michael, Dakoda and Brooke
Dakoda and Brooke
It was indeed a wonderful visit. Brooke and Dakoda are so bright and fun to talk to and play with. With more families like this one, we need not worry about the future of our world. I am so proud of all of them and thankful for the opportunity to interact with these precious children.

I returned home with a horrific sinus infection and went immediately to bed only to go to doctor twice in three days when she finally gave a prescription for penicillin. Weak and ill from December 10 to December 20 when I had the energy to move around again. What a siege!

This is all I have to say for now.