As I (rightly) dedicated last's week's post to Father's Day, I missed some thankfuls that happened last week. They were too good to overlook, though, so this week's list will include items that actually happened last week.
1. Youngest son came home for a visit. He arrived the Tuesday before Father's Day, and left the evening of Father's Day. It was good to have him home for a bit.
2. Having him home=break out Settlers of Catan!
3. I even won a game!
4. Father's Day also brought middle daughter and crew:
5. Youngest daughter made breakfast on Father's Day, and also made dessert for dinner that night.
6. The kids that couldn't be here in person, called. All of our kids do a good job of keeping in touch, and we really appreciate it.
7. Not only did middle daughter come over on Father's Day, youngest daughter and I got to visit with her yesterday as well.
8. I could easily amuse her girls with the "Watch Grandma balance toys on her head" game.
9. While I balanced toys on my head, my daughters baked cookies--and shared the finished product with me!
10. I'm thankful for all the other simple moments that make up family.
Thanks for family, near and far.
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awww.. what a nice Father's day with your family! The grands are sooo cute.ReplyDelete
There really should be a counter for moderated comments, so I wouldn't have to dash your hopes like this. . .Delete
Sounds like you've had some lovely family times. That baby is pure adorableness!ReplyDelete
She's at a cute stage now, that's for sure. :-)Delete
Aww! sounded like a perfect Father's Day and glad you had a wonderful day with all you amazing family :)ReplyDelete
We had a good time together. :-)Delete
What ? Not video of the "balance toys on your head" game????? So those babies are probably up there in the biggest dimples most adorable catagory when you get em in person , yes?ReplyDelete
I can only do so much. . .Delete
And, yes, of course, they are even more adorable in person! :-)
Thanks a lot zoe.... for writing my CommentDelete
(but I agree)
Um - you balanced toys on your head and DIDN'T TAKE PHOTOS?!!?!ReplyDelete
I guess that my party trick is more amusing than I realized. Zoe wants video, you want photos. I guess I know what I have to do. :-)Delete
The simple things that make up family really ARE the best!ReplyDelete
I agree. :-)Delete
LOL! Kristi, those pics are gorgeous, and I'm enjoying this post! Those toys on the head...not an easy balancing act!ReplyDelete
Well, to be honest, half the fun was when they would crash down off my head--"boom!" And then I would hear, "Again! Again!" and we'd start all over.Delete
Family is the BEST. I miss having my son at home. He came to stay one night - he had business in NY and we are closer than he is. It was so good to see him. Your granddaughters are adorable.ReplyDelete
Well, hopefully, your son's job will take him to NY more often, so you'll have lots more chances to visit! :-)Delete
Moments with family are so precious...what a full list you have here! Great photos!ReplyDelete
So Settlers of Catan...we've often looked at it, but never picked up a copy. How is it to play?
Settlers takes playing a time or two before the rules really sink in, but it is a lot of fun. It's best played with at least 4 people, which is why we had to break it out when our son came for a visit.Delete
how cool are photos? the first photo, not only do I see the physical resemblance, (I might think), I can see a similarity in their view of the world (around them).ReplyDelete
Youngest son is definitely a younger version of John, and they are alike in more ways than just looks.Delete
Your balance toys on your head trick will be impressive as long as they aren't stuffed animals. Show us some trucks. Plastic teapots. Tricycles. And definitely video it.ReplyDelete
You have a ginger boy, too!
Those baby girlers! So cute!
Not stuffed animals, but not that impressive, either. Rings from a stacking toy. I guess I need to hone my skills.Delete
With red-head genes on both John's and my side, we were bound to have a ginger. My grandmother was delighted!
Great things to be thankful for -- and there is nothing better than family (and fresh cookies!)ReplyDelete
Chocolate chip, no less! :-)Delete
Here's to the simple moments that make up family and so glad you had your son and daughter visit. Your grandbabies are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
The simple moments make up the fabric of family, I think.Delete
Oh boy what a great way to spend with your granddaughters...and then getting home baked cookies...YUM babies are such fun and I love the giggles! Wonderful post!ReplyDelete
The giggles are the best!Delete
You realize Kristi that now, everyone is focused on you, balancing toys on your head!ReplyDelete
You have much wonder and joy in your family for which to give thanks. Thank you for sharing:)
I had no idea toy balancing was so interesting! :-)Delete
Gosh your son looks like his dad! Looks like you had a good week. Cute grandchildren!ReplyDelete
Yes, he does!Delete
What a beautiful family! Lots to be thankful for.ReplyDelete
Sounds like fun was had by all on Father's Day.ReplyDelete
Family is everything. That's why I find it so difficult not having one of my own. :'(ReplyDelete