We were so fortunate to have Grandma Cathie and Grandpa Jim come back to visit for Thanksgiving. This trip was planned before Ruby's diagnosis and before we asked them to come help so much this fall, but no one wanted to forgo another opportunity to see each other. We did surprise the kids with Grandpa's visit; they knew Grandma was coming because of the join GG trip. He (Grandpa) surprised both older kids in a perfectly awesome way. Maddux came in from playing to use the restroom downstairs and he was in the adjacent bedroom making some noise so she investigated and he gave her a "Boo!" Eli was across the street playing basketball, so I brought him the phone (with Grandpa on it) to chat for a second. Eli walked slowly across the street, talking on the phone until he got just about to the driveway when he saw Grandpa standing by the garage, talking on the phone. He was so excited!