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Monday, September 19, 2011

Summertime fun @ Honey's!

Hi y'all! It's been forever since my last post, hasn't it? Sorry! But I spend as much time w/ the grands every summer as possible & while it's enjoyable, it takes a lot of energy to make every day a "special" day. Energy, I don't seem to have enough of. ;) But oh how I treasure the memories & the fun. And I know they will as well.

It was a hot, hot, hot summer though...the hottest ever here in N. Texas. We had more 100° days than ever in history. Over 70 days above 100°! But the grands still enjoyed playing in The Enchanted Tea Cottage...even if Connor is too big to stand all the way up. LOL

They had pow-wows behind the cottage.

And Miss Caralyn played dress-up.

She dressed up a lot!

Since it was so hot we went bowling often, where it was nice & cool.

We ate pizza.

Colored on the patio....

& in coloring books too.

Sometimes they took baths to cool off.

They did a lot of snuggling w/ the puppies.

Connor's dog, Mikey spent a lot of time w/ us as well....LOVE this pic of the 2 of them!

Yes, Coleson is wearing a tiara....he probably spends a bit too much time playing w/ his sister. ;)


We had art days...this day it was play-doh.

and we had grandkid pile-ups.

They were full of funny faces.

Except for Connor...he just looked at me w/ a "Seriously?" expression.

Occasionally we ate breakfast @ the park but we had to do it early before it got too hot.

They played hide n seek...

and swang on the swings.

This art day was painting sun catchers.

Noah did his best to catch butterflies.

And any dog who came near. LOL

One day, they painted my windows with a mixture of tempura paint & dish soap. They had fun & all I had to do to get sparkling windows was hit them w/ the water hose & squeegee them. Just call me "smart"! ;)

Caeden is too sweet. On his window, he wrote, "Kids + love = grandparents. I love my Honey. I love my Grouchy. "

We watched a lot of kiddie-flicks.

And I put them to work watering my plants.

We went bowling once a week. It was the one activity we could all agree on that wasn't too hot for Honey. I can't believe I actually enjoyed bowling but I guess everything is more fun when done w/ a grand.

They blew a lot of bubbles & went through almost a gallon of bubble solution.

Noah wears pants, I promise! But he's in the midst of potty-training & it's easier to leave them off. Can't believe I won't have any grands in diapers! I've had at least one grand in diapers for the past 6 years! *sniff sniff*

Being so hot, we ate a lot of ice cream!

And Connor was kind enough to give wagon rides.

Poor Connor though. He turned 13 in May & hanging out w/ his grandmother doing kiddie stuff wasn't exactly exciting for him. He would have been happy if it had been just he & I.....playing "shoot 'em up" video games & watching scary movies. But I had to keep it age appropriate for the little ones. Anyway, by then end of the summer, this was the look I got when I snapped a pic. Doesn't this picture just scream "I'm bored outta my mind!"?

So to compensate for such a lame summer at such a momentous age, Grouchy & I got him tickets to ride-along w/ a pro-driver in an actual Nascar racecar. One pair of Jeff Gordon sunglasses....$15. Four laps around Texas Motor Speedway @ 170 MPH....$100. Watching Connor puke afterwards...priceless!!!!!

I hope everyone had as wonderful a summer as I....I am very, very blessed!!!

I'll be back later in the week with very belated swap pictures. I didn't get much crafting done over the summer but I did manage to do a couple of swaps....I just haven't taken the time to blog about them. *blushes*


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Looks like a perfect summer!

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness, I feel all caught up now! You are really, really blessed with that bunch. And they with you. You're so right -- those are memories they'll never forget. I'm sorry your summer was so hot but just think -- you'll be talking about it for the rest of your life!

Anonymous said...

Cami - love all the photos! Your grandkids are adorable! What a fabulous way to spend summertime! I had to chuckle at that photo of them in the tub; it brought back memories of my children when they were about the same age and our very own bathtime photo that looked very similar... minus the puppy :)

luverlie said...

Check your blog often and am missing your posts. Looks as if your summer was great. Hope your fall is too and that all is well at Honey's!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hey girl...I hope all is well. I miss hearing from you. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

WW said...

Merry Christmas!!!

miss lynn said...

what a sweet
brood you have
to play house

i received the
beautiful valentine
you made
for laurie's
swap! thank you so
much, it's just
have a wonderful
miss lynn