Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Good Bye Summer, Part 1

Hello little blog.
I've missed you.

Lots of fun has happened around here this summer.
Many "grand" adventures and special memories made.

I am too overwhelmed by how much I have to catch up that I won't even try, instead just some snips and snaps of our summer, in no particular order.

Elizabeth is now in the 4th grade.
I don't know why grandchildren grow up so much faster than my own children did.
Anyway ~
Our tradition is to take the grandchildren on an outing for back to school.  We give them a choice of a few different things. 
Every year she chooses to go here.
I will be so sad when this is not the choice.

The lunch is big on cute.
We love it.
I am a big fan of cute.

We did not let her eat this all by herself.  Grandpa and I had some bites and lots was left in the bowl.
This girl does love her dessert though.
{just like grandma}

We had a wonderful time and after a lot of deliberation she choose a new doll.  We give her some money for a treat and she had saved up the rest.  She usually comes home with a new outfit or accessory so this was a treat.
We won't even try to count how many of these dolls she has.
But, I love a little girl that loves dolls and I love that she still loves to play with them.  She also loves the books and AG has lots and lots of stories to go along with the dolls.
Doll + Books = Happy Girl and Grandma:-)

Our youngest grandson turned 5 in August.
The party at grandma's was Minecraft.
I don't even know what that is and so you see there is not much in the decor department.  I guess it's a game on the iPad and it's AWESOME!
{according to the grand boys}

Happy 5 Jackson!
We sure do love you!

The boys' back to school outing was at Legoland.  Just like Elizabeth they have picked this every year.
This was our 3rd time as Ben and Cooper are entering 2nd grade.
Jackson is in preschool again.

Waiting in line wasn't fun.
{none of my 4 boys are good at waiting:-)}

But Cooper volunteered to help make legos {gray shirt}
Such fun.

There are only a few rides at Legoland.  This is the swing.

Last year Jackson wouldn't go on it so this was big for him.

They have these little cars that the kids drive around.  

Grandpa and the boys building a giant tower for the earthquake table.
Great fun and quite serious.
The other really fun activity at Legoland are the 3D movies.  I think we saw 4? of them.  They are pretty short, but the boys love them.  My favorite part is that the boys always look for the seats with lots of water.  They want to sit where the action is!
This means you will get sprayed during the show.
{Grandma sits in the row behind them:-)}

And, lastly, for this post, is a picture of Bob's new car.
We have finally made it to the 21st century and have a car with a DVD player.
Oh my, the grands love it.

Stay tuned for part 2.


Debbie said...

I've missed your blog too! I have told my family that what I miss the most about Blogland is all the other bloggers who have gone silent. I'm so glad to see one of them (you) here with an update.

If grandchildren grow up even faster than children, then mine will grow at warp speed. :( I love that Elizabeth is so sweet and still likes her dolls and books. My girls were huge AG fans. In fact, Felicity still sits on a bed in one room, and Samantha and Kit share a table in the other. This old mom just can't make herself pack them away. It is encouraging to me to see that there are still families out there with 4th grade girls who aren't going on 20.

I think my favorite picture is of your four boys waiting. Grandpa has the same look that the little guys do, and it's so funny to me.

You have a blessed and beautiful life, Sue. That's what I always think when I come here.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Such sweet grands you have! I know it's got to be so much fun doing back to school outings with them. My youngest is into Minecraft too and I can't enlighten you on it, as I don't really understand it either. Lol!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, Sue, I always look forward to your back to school posts! I know the grands look forward to their outings every year! They are adorable and growing so fast. What an awesome Grandma you are!

Lori said...

I knew you were busy with the kiddos. My blogging has certainly slowed down. Master bath remodel going on and keeps me way too busy. Doll beds are on the birthday list for the 2 year old birthday of the twins.

Stacey said...

Such a neat tradition! I just love the American Girls books and dolls. No girls in my family but I got a little taste of them when I was teaching. We had AG tea parties at our school.

Thanks for your sweet comment on our bedroom project. It's coming right along.