Last night the kids built a fort and slept on the floor in the bedroom. Josie made it through the night. But Max got up at 12 and went downstairs to sleep with Grampy on the sofa for the rest of the night. Unfortunately, Grampy did not get much sleep with tossing-and-turning Max!
This was the last day of baseball for Sam. He got some hits and runs, made it home, and made a great double play! Then all the players on all the teams got trophies. You gotta love the little ones.....everyone's a winner!
We had all our 4 grandkids over for a sleepover. I loved it.....I felt really blessed, and I love commotion. They were great. Grampy, on the other hand, doesn't like alot of noise, so he had a harder time!
My little Max. Four and a half years old. He turns 5, five days after the school cutoff.
Yet, in the space of less than a week he has learned to ride a 2-wheeler; he has just today learned to jump up, catch the monkey bars and swinging from bar to bar by himself; and his father has just gotten him into kindergarten.
My baby (as he is my youngest grandchild) is growing up so fast!
Today was action packed. Stefanie and I dropped Josie and Max off at Sam's game. We then went to the Excelsior Art Fair. Stefanie got some fabulous "sculpture" pieces for an area in the front of her house.
We then met up with everyone at Dairy Queen. On to Camp Teko orientation day for Stef, Josie, Max and me.......the camp is on something like 280 acres on Lake Minnetonka, so it was quite the hike!
We then went back to my son's house. First there was rocket launching in the park, and a bar-b-que and ball playing.
A great day, very tired kids! And I couldn't resist this picture of 4 crazy kids at DQ!
The kids are in town! I was so excited to see them.
This morning my daughter called from Iowa to say I should go looking at garage sales for a bike for Josie. I have a 16" bike in the garage she rode last year. But I guess she now is riding a 20". Stefanie thought I should find a 20" for here, and Max could have the 16" (he wasn't riding yet).
So I jumped into my car at 8:30 this morning, and went in search of garage sales. There weren't that many that I could find. One easy thing is all I had to do was to drive by, see no kids bikes in front and drive off.
Finally, I found one. It was a beauty. Bright pink, bought at a good bike store and only rode about 8 times (according to the mother). She didn't know what size it was but thought is was 20". It looked huge to me, and Josie is a very little 6 year old, but I bought it anyway.
Well, it's not a 20", but Josie learned to ride it right away. And Max learned to ride the 16" immediately.....pretty good for a 4 year old!
I thought my picture of the day was definitely going to be the two of them riding. But Josie fell, got a teensy cut and insisted on a band-aid. It had to be a Dora band-aid, and a special Mermaid Dora.
Once she was back outside on her bike, she insisted I take a picture of the band-aid, which I had told her was a badge of honor. And I realized that must be the picture of the day!