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.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Great Day With The Grands

"Ah summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
Wednesday, we entertained 8 of our 9 Grandkids.   It was so hot, but we had a great time.  We swam, ate lunch, swam , went to the pond and  park, swam, ate dinner and swam again. The kids were exhausted, but are ready to go it again.  It was so nice having most of our California family with us.  My son won't be here until the beginning of August.

We went to the pond so the kids could feed the ducks and the fish.  The minute the kids got out of the van, the ducks came running!

The Bigs are such a help with the Littles.  

The girls usually stick together.  The loved finding all the duck feathers.

We could have used more food, but with all the kids sharing, it didn't last long.  Next we went to the playground/park for some fun.  Those pictures on another post.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

All Decorated In Pink

"Cookies are made of butter and love."
On Saturday we had a baby shower for my niece, Amanda.  She is expecting a baby girl in August.  We are all so excited!

This is my niece Mandi and her mom, Shelley.

The cake and cupcakes were just beautiful.  They were all topped with cookies.

It was so hot and this fruit really tasted good!

My niece Jodi and her daughter Emily, from Long Island, NY.  Emily will soon be leaving for Messiah College.

Of course, my 4 little girls were there.  They had a really good time spending the afternoon together.

The shower was held at our local winery where the scenery is just beautiful.  It's too bad that my camera was throwing fits that day.  There were so many pictures I would have liked to take.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Perfect Number

"The number 10 is regarded as the most perfect of numbers."

#10  Great news!  We will be having our 10th grandchild in January.  I'm already in love!

Camryn loves babies and she is going to be a Big Sister in January.

I think Bethany is going to have a lot of help taking care of the new baby!

My guess is another girl.  Cam said "I want a sister, is that a girl?"  Can't wait to find out.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Can't Wait

"Laughter is an instant vacation."

My California babies are coming to Pennsylvania this week.  They will be here for a whole month.  I can't wait to see them.

They will be staying with my daughter-in-laws parents, about an hour from us.  We are hoping to see them often. CAN'T WAIT!!!