Saturday, July 24, 2021



I'm sure you all get it that I'm rather over the top crazy about my bunch.

But just in case you need more evidence....

Check out my Thursday and Friday this week.

(*adding Sunday too)

Every time my daughter Greta brings her two boys

 over for a playdate ..



The boys wanted to come for lunch.
Love eating on our porch with family!!

After lunch the kiddoes went off to play.
The adults were content to stay right where we were 
and, you know,
talk and talk and talk!

Toby wants to be sure I watch him!

Not to be outdone...
Noah and Carson show their power too!

Then the pumpkins won their attention.

Noah really wanted Toby, the neighbor dog,
to meet Toby.

Normally Toby (the dog)
 has no desire to stay long anywhere but his home.
He constantly will tug on the leash indicating his desire.

Not this day.
After meeting Toby (the boy)
no amount of coaxing worked!!

I think Molly finally called her dad to come in the car to take him home!

Slide fun!

They played hide and seek too
and jumped on the trampoline.

Love seeing them have so much fun together.

All too soon it was time for Toby and Carson to go home again.

Till next time...
next time came sooner than most times 👍👍


We were preparing to take some stuff to a yard sale.
Since Gina decided she really didn't need our sofa bed we no longer needed,
we decided to try selling it at the yard sale.

Two issues.
We do not have a way of getting it there.
It weighs a ton and will need some extra strong backs
 to get it out of our basement (tight fit through the doorway),
and up the hill to the driveway. 

Greta volunteered her hubby and his truck...
he was fine with helping.


The guys got it to the driveway and on the truck.

Not a good picture!
Don't know why I didn't think to take one when it was loaded...

While they took it to the yard sale site,
the boys played.

Pop Pop and Lynn returned
and then....

it was to Scoops for some ice cream, whoop whoop!

We took the three kiddos that live with us too.
Their parents stayed to set up for the yard sale.

These kids certainly do love ice cream!

Zoe loves lemon water ice!

So pleased with himself!!
He ordered it himself
and I didn't know it was a milkshake till they were adding everything up!

It was fine 
and he was so stinking pleased
with the Death by Chocolate shake!!

Loved seeing the Christmas lights too.

As I was writing this post,
was thinking that I hadn't highlighted another family visit.


Marcy and Scott and their three girls came to visit!

After days and days of 90's and humid weather,
it felt chilly with low 70's!

Decided to sit on the porch incase it rained...
only a few drops while they were here.

Kim came too.
No one complained about having some snacks 😊


No end to the fun...
just get in as much as they possibly can!

Kim, our firstborn, had a birthday this week
and brought her birthday present.

Nice wheels, Kim!!

So, as you can see
I love being with my family whenever it suits for them to come.
Unfortunately it didn't suit Gina and Justin that day.

They bless me tremendously!


Mari said...

I agree, time with family is such a blessing! I see lots of love in this pics.
You have such a fun playset. My girlies would be all over that.
Nice car!

Laurel Wood said...

Hi Doris, fun pictures. How nice to see everyone having a great time. I love Kim’s new car. You have made me hungry for ice cream or a shake too! Lol
Wishing you a nice evening. 🍦

Cindy said...

What a fun place! I think I'd want to come play every day! You have a beautiful family. Glad you're able to spend time together.

Kathy said...

After not being able to be together for so long with the quarantine, it is SO nice to be with family again. Looks as if grandma's home is the place to be. So glad you had so much fun.

Theresa said...

You and I both love being surrounded by family and GIRL, this is a wonderful "family time" post! Love seeing all of the kids having great times, meals and snacks together on the porch, perfect! A new car is a VERY nice birthday gift:) Congrats and Happy Birthday Kim! Enjoy your day dear Doris, HUGS!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lots of family visits in this post, Doris, and those grands dure looked to enjoy time outdoors which was great to see. And, of course, you all had to go to Scoops cause who doesn't like ice cream and Christmas lights are an added bonus. Noah did look very pleased with himself, great choice of shake!

Jean said...

Wow!!! I loved every inch of this post. Your place is like a park! I think you should name it.

Being with our kids and grandkids - nothing more life-giving! Well, maybe being with sisters rates right up there too!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Family is the best and from your pictures, looks like everyone had lots of fun.