Friday, June 13, 2008

A Week of Fun

I apologize for my lack of computer time this past week but we have been having too much fun with the grandkids. I promise that I will get back to checking blogs really soon.

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.


  1. My blogging time has been severely curtailed this week too. I know you agree that time with the grands wins hands down every time. Those pies look just yummy and I'm sure they have made loads of wonderful memories.
    Have a fun trip and stay dry. That situation in Des Moines sounds horrible.

  2. Do be careful on your trip to Iowa! The quilt guild looks wonderful, and those grandkids are so cute! My kids act totally different when they're with other 'caregivers' too! I guess it's normal!

  3. Thanks for your kind words.
    What wonderful memories you are making with your grandchildren.
    Be careful in Iowa!

  4. The lizard game is too cute, I would have never thought to put a leash on them.

    Have fun on your vacation!

  5. What a fun week you had with the grands - isn't it interesting how well they act with others from their parents??

    I hope you have a safe trip - thanks for stopping by before you leave!

  6. Sounds like you've been having fun !! Those berries are making my mouth water!! Maybe they could come by here and drop off a pie!?
    Have a great weekend :)

  7. I see you've had better things to do with your
    Wonderful photos.. Look like you are making some great memories. They grow up so fast.. Bunches of hugs.. I haven't been on line much either.. It's summer fun time!

  8. Have a safe trip...Iowa looks a little damp! We have had photos here on our news too.

    What fun to have some little helpers in the garden and the kitchen! I can't wait to have some grandchildren one day too.

  9. I hope you aren't going to the flooded area of Iowa! It looks just tragic on the television with so many homes flooded. I feel so bad for those people.

    I see you have some pies makers too! Don't they love doing that?! I need to get my right hand gal making another rhubarb one for me.

    That baby is just precious! I'd hate to go back to work too if I were his Mom! That will be nice if she can teach from home.

    That is just amazing all of those quilts! WOW! Some of the patterns are so pretty. How nice it will be for the people that will receive them.

    That is a hoot about the little lizards! ha!!! I'll have to tell my grands about that as they like to chase them when we are in Florida.

    We're waiting for our one o'clock reservation for our Father's Day feast. Glad we didn't ask to be seated on the deck portion of the restaurant as it is clouding up and looks like rain!

    Have a wonderful and safe trip, will look forward to hearing all about it when you get home!


  10. You look like you are having a lot of fun with your grandchildren. great priority!!

  11. that is a nice looking pie!

    love that baby!!! So precious! All the grands are so cute!

    the quilts are just beautiful!!

    Glad you are having a nice vacation! enjoy!

  12. Wow! What fun with those cute kids! The baby is just precious! Have fun on your trip and try to stay dry! I feel so bad for those whose homes are flooded.
    The lizards are hilarious, but I would be scared if I saw one! LOL

  13. YOu must be very busy this week! Thanks for stopping by my Father's Day tribute - when were you in Corpus Christi? It must have been about 1948 or so when we were there.

  14. Your grandchildren are SO cute...looks like you had a great time with them. Hope your trip to Iowa is DRY! Be safe.