Blog Archives for tag Gramma Jean

Gramma and Grandpa are leaving!

A few quick pics before school…

   
 

It was Gramma’s last morning so us girls all cuddled.  

   

Twin Mini Butts

I never thought I’d have the same car as my mother. :)

  

Marshmallow selfies and drawing by the fire

   

  
 

Archery…now with Gramma!

He was five for five!

Owen showing Gramma how to do things.

She hit the target with all five arrows!

 

  

My Mommy and Me

  

Gramma snuggles

  

Katie and Gramma Jean’s Big Birthday Adventure

I told Gramma that for Katie’s birthday, instead of giving her stuff, to take her on an adventure. So she did.

In Gramma’s words:

For Katie’s 5th birthday this year, we went on an adventure! (Yes, in Grayling.) We played at three parks, went wading in the river (along some of the racers practicing), went to the grocery store for picnic lunch supplies [where Katie could pick anything she wanted—she got a Lunchable, strawberry yogurt covered pretzels, strawberries, cashews, and chocolate milk], threw stones in the river for a half hour, went for a 3-mile bike ride (yes, I fell), and had an ice cream cone at Wimpy’s. We were gone 7 hours and mom and dad were starting to worry! What great fun we had! Happy birthday Katie Bug!

 

   
       
                        

Gramma says Katie could have pedaled for hours!

  

Gramma says: I am so glad Katie didn’t fall. We were too close to each other and her back wheel caught my front wheel. 

         
  

Cupcakes!

We brought cupcakes and frosting for Gramma to do with the kids… Grauntie Marge ended up helping as well, and then I got stuck frosting them and Katie did the sprinkles. 

We had them as birthday dessert for Katie after the Wednesday night group dinner when everyone came back to the house to visit. We even sang Happy Birthday to Katie and she loved it!

   
 

Within an hour of arriving…

 

Owen was brave enough to swing this year!

  
      

10# of lobster

As a thank you to the grandparents for watching the kids, we bought four lobster—two insanely huge ones (probably 3.5# each) and two regular-sized ones.

  

We don’t have official lobster implements…but these worked fine.

   
   

Katie’s attempts at getting a picture of our huge lobster tails. 

The lobsters were so huge that one claw was the size of a regular lobster’s tail! Neither of us could finish the whole thing.

Throwback to 2003: 

  

Pool Opening: Grandparent Edition

Since we were away house hunting, it was up to Gramma Jean and Grandpa David to take the kids to opening day of our community pool. 

                     

Just chillin’ with Gramma

    

Katie wanted Gramma to curl her hair!

The first picture is the back of her hair BEFORE curling. Right. Mission accomplished!

   
     

Playing Suspend with Gramma

They got ALL the bars on without anything falling off! So much fun!

   
   

Screeching flying worms!

So, Gramma Jean had these many years ago when Owen was maybe 2-3 and he hated them! She kept them all this time and brought them down. The first one busted as she was blowing it up. The second one made no noise whatsoever. Then one finally worked. 

Waiting to scare Gramma!

I came upstairs to see Katie laying in the hall like this. I asked her what she was doing. Then I noticed the bathroom door was closed and the light was on.

Gramma was in there and she was waiting to scare her when she came out!! 

Baseball game with Gramma and Grandpa!

Gramma Jean and Grandpa David came down to watch the kids while we did house hunting stuff… And they arrived in time to go to baseball with us!

Easter gifts from Gramma Jean

Katie put her skirt on right away (it actually even matched what she was wearing) and they LOVED the candy in the bunny egg.

       

Dolphins! Gramma Selfie!

The kids finally got to see some dolphins while Tom and I were out running an errand!