Monday, May 27, 2013

Another Family Sunday

Sunday was another family day. First it was to church, then to lunch for Hubs, Ellen and I at Wendy's, then to a Challenger Baseball game for Ellen. As we were finishing our meal, my sister Mary Ellen and a friend of her's came into Wendy's to get their lunch! That was nice. They were going to walk the wonderful walking paths around the hospital near there.

Several family members showed up at Ellen's nice of them!

 Is Zoe being shy or just loving on her Daddy ?

 Cutie Pie!

 Love Christy's hat.
Aidan gave it to her for Mother's Day.
Christy is entertaining Brinley .

I don't seem to have any pictures of 
Scott, Paityn or Aidan .
Pop Pop walked (chased!) Brinley all over the park
Scott took Paityn and Aidan to the play ground.
Zoe eventually talked her Daddy into taking her to the play ground too.
It was a breezy, chilly afternoon and Marcy chose to see the game from their car.

 Ellen swings hard.

Running to home plate!

After the ball game, we took Zoe with us to our house. She talked and talked the whole time! She is so funny! The rest of the family made it here for dinner. Dale grilled hot dogs, sausages and a few burgers. Kim brought baked beans and kraut. I sauteed peppers and onions for the sausages and made a pan of rhubarb dump cake. Oh my, the cake was so good. Only one piece was left by the time everyone went home! We also made s'mores and had ice cream too.

 Corey roasting a marshmallow for a s'more...
Christy enjoying a s'more!

 Paityn paused for Nana to take a picture  =)

Andrew and Kim relaxing outdoors.
It was a beautiful evening.
A little chilly but the wind had subsided.

 We have fun =)

I was trying to get a picture of Aidan ...
he kept giving me crazy faces!!

Paityn thinks it's so funny!

Andrew roasting his marshmallow while Christy warms her hands.
This handsome young man is graduating from High school on Friday.
So hard to believe!

We always have such a good time. Brinley gets so tired by evening because she won't sleep while she's here. She cries but won't relax! Everyone feels so sorry for her but there's nothing we can do to make a tired toddler's all part of family, isn't it? She will grow out of this stage and we will remember it as Brinley being toddler Brinley, just as we remember Andrew being a fussy baby in the evening his first few months of life. And, I will always remember and admire my children in how they handled themselves with such grace and love in those tiring days....


Happy Memorial Day!!

Dale took Ellen to the Manheim Memorial Day Parade this morning. He has been doing this for many years. We had marchers in the High School band for years in this parade, but not any more. Ellen still loves to go.

 We don't have big plans for today. Ellen would like to go do something but I'm not sure what! I could find many things to keep me busy today, but maybe doing something she considers fun is the way to go. Gina is working today, not the most fun day for her. But, working a holiday has increased paycheck, if she sells grills or patio furniture (something they are selling a lot of right now), commission is a plus too! 

Blessings to you today!


Anonymous said...

You are blessed with a large and loving family, Doris. Thank you for sharing your family members with us. I know Ellen enjoyed the marching band at the parade. Love you all and praying for you.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful time with family! Nothing sweeter! Loved seeing all of your pictures! SO much fun, smiles and good food! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's always so wonderful to see and read about the family get togethers you enjoy so regularly, Doris. And having met yo, Dale, Ellen, Gina, Aiden, and Zoe makes your posts even more special.