Our son and DIL were in Hawaii for their anniversary and we were able to watch their little ones while they were away. We had so much fun and, needless to say, there was a lot of activity going on around here.
The boysenberries are abundant this year so the M and N helped me bake a boysenberry pie for dinner. They really enjoyed rolling the dough and putting their "special touch" on the construction of the pie. They also enjoyed eating it with a little ice cream on the top.
The children play very well together and there was seldom a cross word. The parents tell me that it is not usually like that at home. You'd never guess that.
One great time filler is to catch blue bellied lizards. One can search for a long time for one of those wiggley little guys. N was very good at that task. The children make a slip knot in a long piece of grass (a.k.a. weed) and simply slip it over the head. The lizard never moves during the proceedure and then the kids have it on a leash. Of course we always let them go and move on to find another one. It does make a nice ornament on the green shirt!
P just enjoys sitting on the tortoise sculpture watching the goings on and playing with the hose. At least I can call it "watering the flowers."
Tuesday I was able to slip away to our quilt guild meeting with fellow blogger, Pattie. She wrote a wonderful blog following the meeting. This was our annual giveaway of quilts to various organizations within our community. There were over 200 quilts made and donated for gifting to some very worthy causes. Each quilt was held up and paraded around the room for all to see. It was just spectacular.
Note all the quilts still folded on the table.
The last two days brought our DIL and newest grandson down for a visit. Don't you just love the age when they find their feet? We had such a nice visit with them. Our DIL was down for a job interview for an international network teaching position. She was very impressed with the company and it would allow her to teach from home which she would really love. She is having a hard time imagining going back to teaching after having the baby. I can understand why when I see that precious little face looking at his mommy.
And the good news around here is that they are finally going to replace our whirlpool tub. As you read in my last post, we have been fighting with Aqu*atic because the tub is defective. They have kept repairing it. We finally had to pay to have the tub removed for repairs and it sprung yet another leak while it was still out. I was thinking that it was going to make a perfect patio table if I put a nice sheet of glass over the top. What do you think?
We will be leaving on vacation tomorrow. I will take my computer but am not sure if I will have internet connection while we are gone. We are driving to the Waterloo, Iowa area (gulp, gur
rgle, gulp) for a wedding. I hear that we should be taking a boat instead. Anyway....I will try to check blogs while I am gone. If not, please know that I will catch up when we return at the end of the month. I hope everyone has a great June.