Blog Archives for tag Grannie Lin

A book from Grannie

Grannie gave Katie one of the books they read while we were there and Grannie had Katie write her name in the front of it. :)

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Pre-bedtime snuggles with Grannie

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The cookie monsters…and more!

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We’re on top of the world!

None of us had ever been up Brockway Mountain, so we did that after mini golf.

Brockway Mountain Drive is an 8.883-mile scenic roadway just west of Copper Harbor in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States.

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Owen took a selfie!

 

Mini golf in Copper Harbor

Unfortunately it was really hot and the biting flies were out so we played a bit quicker than we normally would have…which was a challenge since Katie and Owen have almost zero experience and needed quite a bit of guidance. :) 

Daddy was the only one to get a hole in one, and daddy was the overall winner (he usually is, so I don’t know why he whines so much about playing LOL). 

Some of the holes had “crazy” rules—this one you had to play with the hockey stick!

Grannie has much more patience than I do.

The kids helped Grannie make deviled eggs to surprise daddy for lunch. 

   
   

Papa and Grannie’s new fire pit!

Hauling it down to the landing!

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Yet another trip to the Eagle Harbor beach!

Papa and Grannie took the kids back to the beach (leaving us home to relax and get ready for our dinner out) and Grannie sent these pics.

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And added this commentary:

Katie found a puddle and added to it. (I confirmed she added water to it and not pee.) :)

Now it is a bubble bath she says.

Handstand Owen

 

We found them on the beach!

We pulled into Eagle Harbor and immediately saw them on the beach!

Then it was off to dinner! We showed Katie the marks on her forehead from her swim goggles! Grannie Lin and I shared a lobster pizza—yum!

Then it was off to the playground…

…while daddy, Owen, and Papa went hunting Pokemon at the Eagle Harbor lighthouse.

Then they met us back at the playground.

Day 3 with Papa and Grannie

Back at Burger King!

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And back at the beach in Eagle Harbor!

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We honestly didn’t think either kid would go in because it was too cold…but they both surprised us!!

Day 2 with Papa and Grannie

At Fort Wilkins. Grannie said they zipped through it due to potential approaching weather (and we know how Owen is with storms) but they liked it.

Katie did this twice!

Visiting with Great Grandma Pat, or Pappy. She gave Katie a Cinderella Barbie (which she ADORED) and Owen a mini pillow pet (which he LOVED). [Edited to add: Katie has slept with Cinderella every night since then.]

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With Lin’s Aunt Carol.

With Lin’s Aunt Mary Kay and Uncle Bob.

A U.P. sunset at 9:45!

Katie’s 4th birthday party!

Katie’s party was on July 13, but I forgot to get the pictures off my big camera—whoops! I’ll move this post to the right date later.

Once again, we had a gathering/pizza party at the Ramada pool!

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I was kicking the ball back into the pool…and kicked my shoe right off! I watched it land on the side of the pool…and tumble right in. :)

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The cake design Katie picked out!

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And then back at Gramma Jean’s to open presents!

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And she had to put on one of her new dresses!

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Fighting, fireworks, and fire!

Sticks always become fighting instruments:

Owen has been begging us to do the fireworks we have left (really just sparklers) so we finally got them out tonight.

‘Murica!

And we had a pooping dog leftover! Bonus!

 

And then a fire (with s’mores):

We took Papa and Grannie to the Goose park!

We took Papa and Grannie to the “goose park” (Burke Lake Park)!

Katie made fast friends, as usual:

Feeding the geese!

  

Swim Lessons

Papa and Grannie have been going to swim lessons and Papa brought his camera today!

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Owen as catcher!

Papa and Gannie took the kids to baseball tonight and Owen had his first attempt as catcher (he’s wanted to but he needed a cup…so we finally bought one!). He said he loved it!! (Thanks to Grannie Lin for the pics!)

   
 

Dining al fresco!

    

The girls went flying this morning!

We took Grannie on her first jump today!

Running races with Grannie.

Grannie was trying to teach Owen how to run and the only place was out in the road. :)

And then of course Katie had to join in.

 

Spinning at Target

Papa was good at keeping Katie busy while Grannie and I were trying to buy her a new iPhone.