Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lots of Grandkid Pictures

Tuesday, Aug. 12th - Tuesday, Oct. 7th

8 weeks with our grandkids, camped in their driveway.  It just doesn't get any better than that!  Mom and Dad get to work on remodeling projects on the house and other stuff they want to catch up with and we get to play all day!  Dawn bought them sports equipment, little basket things to throw and catch balls with.  But being true princesses, they found a better use for them.  Check out their creative high heels.

It's a new performance every day, sometimes a dozen new performances every day!

The nectarine assembly line.  Six boxes of them.  Hilary washed and sectioned them.  Grandpa pulled the sections apart and spread them out on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.  I covered them with more parchment and carried them up and down the stairs and stacked them in the freezer.  And the tasting girls gave their periodic approval.  It was a two day project, but the freezer is now full of bags of nectarines.

A peach of a pair!  Oops, that's nectarines.

We did a little field trip to the Capitol and then went to the park for a picnic and playtime.

Just a couple of Grandmas feeding the babies.

But I don't want to take a nap, Grandma!

I'm not sure if it's Grandpa they love or just the videos on his phone.

Visiting Mabel and the other horses at a friend's house before we went to the Country Club to swim with friends.

Another day we went to Spring Meadow Lake at the state park right in town.

So cute!

Sweet sisters!

Working on one of those home remodeling projects while the grands (both young and old) play.

Monkeys at the playground.

Grandpa calls her the serial squeezer!

But she's the best little Momma!

Cozy Cuddlers!

Busy Teenager!  One of the few times our #1 Grandson was home long enough to catch a picture of him.  

Taking the family out for Jeff's birthday supper.

Singin' in the rain, Just singin' in the rain.....

I think we men are outnumbered, Gramps.

Hey, isn't anybody gonna' play with me?

Hurry up Grandpa, so I can beat Grandma up the big slide!

The birthday girl can barely see over all the presents!

Oh look, new purple princess shoes,

And fairy wings and a new wand!

Both girls opened their presents since their birthdays are only two days apart, and exactly one month before Grandpa and Grandma's.  Needless to say their Frozen gowns and crowns were the biggest hit and they couldn't wait to put them on!

Elsa and Anna, they look just like them, don't they?

They looked a little worried when Dad started messing their ice cream cake up with candles and lighting them.

They got even a more worried when it looked like Carter was going to blow out the candles before they got to!

Showing off a little of their birthday loot!  Check out the purple and pink gloves and crowns to match their high heels and ballet slippers.

And the matching ruby red slippers like Dorothy. 

Decked out in some of the new birthday loot.

Putting sprinkles on the second cake that will go with us to the motel for a little swimming party.

We took the girls out for a little swimming party on Tierney's birthday

She and her friends had lots of fun!

Tally, on the other hand, was not quite as sure of her swimming buddy.  After pizza and cake we took all the kids home for a slumber party and Mom and Dad stayed at the motel.

We took the girls to open gymnastics a couple of times.

They loved it.

They are such monkeys!

If they can find anything to climb on, swing on or somersault over....

they are there!

Climb the wall and....

and just fall backwards into the foam pit!

The Queen and her entourage.

We walked over to campus and sat up on the hill to watch the Carroll College Homecoming half-time performance since Jeff was participating.

He was on a team in the bed races again this year.  They are in the purple shirts right behind the ROTC team that won.  They have to carry a mattress with someone on it from one end of the field to the other.

Grandpa decided to wash the RV before we hit the road again and the girls thought it would be a great opportunity to put their swim suits on and have a little fun.

The other Grandma and Grandpa arrived the evening before we left.

Looks like they will be in good hands and I'm pretty sure we could both do with a little rest, but we will surely miss them all.  It will be at least six months until we see them again, but we won't miss the cold and snow.  We will be heading down through Utah to Arizona.

More in a few days about Utah.  Snowbirds on the wing.

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