My time in Michigan with my Grandkiddos went fast and furious. It's hard to fill in for Mom and Dad. The kids were awesome. They were eager to help me figure out all the "ins and outs" of their routines and we managed to have a little fun along the way. Amy and Craig found a house. They are hoping to get the OK from the owners to close the deal. It's really be a stress on them, and especially for Amy who has been doing double duty as Mom and Dad while Craig has been working his new job out west. She's had to make sure their home stayed picture perfect for real estate showings and open houses. Not such an easy task with 3 kiddos to corral. But with the closing coming up on their home and the movers coming next week, I think she can almost say "Mission accomplished" on her end. I hope my being able to fill in for a few days was a help. I left Ohio with it's leaves changing rapidly in my backyard:
To get to their home:
The temps were very chilly most of the time I was there. The weekend was rainy too...made it hard to play outdoors. We managed to get a movie in on Saturday. If you get the chance to see "Hotel Transalvania", do it! It was hilarious! Here's a shot of frost on the grass...Crispy!
Katie and Taylor got up on time for school and we even made it to the bus stop with no delays or problems. Katie likes to travel to the bus on her own "wheels"!
The first day I took Sophie out for a walk on the nature trail that runs in their neighborhood. You take this beautiful path:
Add a beautiful little squirt:
Throw in an amazing river that "runs through it":
Add some interesting root formations:
Stir up some beautiful fall trees that seem to be bending in to get a better look at the water:
And find a really big, cool looking, made by a Boy Scout, bench to rest on:
And you then have the recipe for a fabulous morning!
So what did we do the rest of the time?
There was basketball to play.
Forts that needed to be built.
Coloring...lots of coloring. Sophie made this picture for Katie because Katie loves owls.
Leaves to be raked...wait guys, maybe we should actually rake them from the ground, not the tree?
At the end of the day bath time was a must!
After everyone was in bed after stories read, teeth brushed, lunches packed for school and clothes picked out for the next day , I could say: Wow, it's quiet down here!
Last but not least I needed a final shot of Sophies curls...they just kill me!
Then I got the "look"...I think it says: "Seriously YaYa? More pictures?"
On a final note...My Sister had surgery on Friday and the outcome was: NO CANCER! YEAH! Prayers really do get answered and many thanks to all of you who said them for her. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?