Friday, June 24, 2011

"Camp Nana & Papa"....

We begged and pleaded with our kids (not really, we didn't have to beg) to let us have their children (our grandchildren) for this weekend.  They agreed, and the fun started today....
We went to see Mr. Popper's Penguins...FUN movie, we all loved it!!  The penguins are adorable...makes you want to adopt one as a pet; and, as usual, Jim Carrey was great!

Next stop was at the "Bear Research Center " at WSU...the bears were outside of the building and having fun playing in their cages, we got a fabulous "close up" view.  The kids were amazed at the bears, they were impressed with their LONG claws and big noses!!  We were all thankful that there was a fence between us and the bears!  One of the bears stood up on his hind legs and it was incredible to see how tall he was.

"WSU scientists and students work with both free-ranging and captive bears. Because it is necessary to weigh the bears regularly, draw blood samples, and provide special diets, not all of the research can be done in the wild. Research with captive bears permits a more in-depth understanding of bear biology."

The rest of the afternoon they are doing some "cousin bonding time" ....lots of Legos with the older ones, and a lot of playing "house" for the younger ones!!! 

The only additions that would make this weekend PERFECT would be if our two little grandsons in Michigan could be here with us!  Some day!! :0)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Dad...

“My father didn't tell me how to live;

he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

~Clarence B. Kelland

I was blessed with a Dad that loved being a father.  He was always there for us, nothing was more important that being with his girls...all three of us... Mom, Jean and me.  I miss him!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Bucket List, 2011

Last night K and R helped me make their "Summer Bucket List" for 2011.  It was fun helping them come up with this list!  Just a few of the many, many things they plan (hope) to do....

Sleep-overs with the cousins...Tea Party with their American Girl 18 holes of golf (that's an ambitious one!!)...Kid's Triathlon...make S'mores...wash their parent's cars (on a hot day) a "Wipe Out" course in the back yard...go to "Mr. Popper's Penguins" movie...cook dinner for the family...write letters and really mail them (with stamps) Mom and Dad in the garden...go to the library...AND SO MUCH MORE! 

Looks like they will have a very busy, and FUN, summer, 2011!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Doing some scrapbooking...

I've been "out of the mood" to scrapbook lately...maybe I just haven't been home long enough, but these adorable little boys and some great papers helped me to be inspired!!