Monday, September 3, 2012

LoveBug Had A Party

"Granddaughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love."

Chloe turned 7 on September 1.  She shared her party with family and friends and a nearby park.  She was so worried that it was going to rain, but the rain held off.

PopPop was pushing the girls on the tire swing.  They were screaming and giggling so loud.

She was cracking up over one of the cards her friend gave her.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back To School

"The past can't see you, but the future is listening."

The kids started to school last week.  They live right next to the school, so it's an easy walk for them.  Cole is in 7th grade, Chloe 2nd and Carter is in 5th.

I watched them walking together the first day.  Cole was so responsible at getting them across the school parking lot.  He took Chloe's hand.  That didn't last too long, she was soon ahead and in the lead!  

Next week, Cali starts her second year of pre-school.   Next year she will be in Kingergarden and all 4 of them will be leaving at the same time. What will I be doing with all that free time?!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Amazing Grace is 5

"A granddaughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous. . .full of beauty and forever beautiful. . .loving and caring and truly AMAZING."

It's so hard to believe that my "Dumpling" turned 5 today.  I called her today and the first thing she said was "I'm 5!".  She's been talking about being 5 for so long.

With them living in California, it's hard for me to get updated pictures.  You may have seen these before, they are from this summer when they were visiting.

She loves climbing on things at the playground and feeding the ducks is a favorite of her.  She loves animals.  I think she might become a Veterinarian.  She was even picking up snails and saying "They are so precious!". She has such a kind heart.

She loves her brothers, most of the time.  These pictures were taken in California in May.

She is so beautiful and it's always so hard to say goodbye.  

Happy Birthday Gracie!  Love you lots.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday!

"I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future."

Today is my "Enchiladas" 4th birthday.  We didn't get to spend it with him, but I did talk with him on the phone.   You really have to think about the calls because of the time difference.

The first thing he said to me was, "Today is my birthday!"

He loves the pool and is always saying, "Hey MamMam, look at me!" and then he jumps in.

Sometimes it's hard to tell if he is enjoying himself.  He's so sober.

He is so polite, so darn cute and I love him so much.  Best of all - he wants soccer cleats for his birthday!!  That's my boy.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Carnival Fun

"Children need the freedom and time to play.  Play is not a luxury.  Play is a necessity."
All 9 grandkids were here at one time, so we went to the Fireman's Carnival.  I usually don't go, but I wanted to see the kids enjoying themselves on the rides.  IT WAS HOT!!!

We met up with my nephew and his family.  Bella (r) joined the crew.

Of course, big cousin Chloe was on hand to go on rides with Camryn.

This little guy, our youngest, isn't quite big enough to enjoy the rides.  Maybe next year!

He did enoy himself, even though he looks so solemn.

He loved the slide and went again, and again and again.

My camera wasn't fast enough to get JBird on this ride, but he was so cute and wanted  to ride it again and again!

This a better one of him, just couldn't get him looking at the camera.

Sometimes he just had to watched the others.
Cole and Carter were there to entertain, hold hands and do whatever big cousins do!

It was so hot, I had to go home.  I missed about 2 hours of their fun.  They played games, picked ducks and won some prizes.  They were so happy to show me their prizes when they came back to the house.  I'm so glad they had a good time - but- I did enjoy my time in the swimming pool while they were gone!

Friday, August 3, 2012

After The Park

"If you don't have time to respond to a tug at your pants leg, your schedule is too crowded."
After the kids played at the park, we went back to house and jumped in the pool.  It was so hot that day and the pool water felt great.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

After Feeding The Ducks

"Children are 1/3 of our population and all of our future."

I am just continuing my post from last week when 8 of the grandkids were here.  These pictures are from the park, right across the street from the pond.

Once again, the Bigs helped the Littles.  I have completely lost my pictures of Cali.  Will need to find those before the next post.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

J Bird is TWO

"Children make your life important."

We celebrated J Bird's birthday on Wednesday.  He was 2!  It was so much fun because we didn't get to celebrate #1 with him.  We were lucky to have him here on vacation at this time.

It was just a small family fun time.  Cole and my g-nephew Mason, were at Messiah Soccer Camp.  Troy and Christopher were there as coaches.  We always like to watch the kids play their games in the evening, so it was a perfect place to have a picnic.

We went a little early and let the kids swim/wade in the creek by the soccer field.  Later, we had a picnic with cupcakes to celebrate birthday #2.

He was anxious to blow out the candles. We had a hard time lighting them because of the breeze.

It was a little easier to eat once Mommy helped.