Jul 13, 2020

Backyard Volleyball

We have had so much time to hang out as a family during this pandemic! That's why I bought a new volleyball net.
We have had a great time getting all the family out to play, even Grandpa. Although sometimes we tend to get a little too competitive...
How are you all keeping your families entertained?

Jul 9, 2020

5th of July Celebration

Bossy loves the month of July. She always has; the parades, the fireworks, everything. That's why she and Gamer decided that if we were going to small town Utah for the 4th, they would have another celebration on the 5th.
We started the evening with a barbecue.
Then we played lawn games. Drama Queen beat both me and my sweetie in a rousing game of Yahtzee played with 4-inch wooden dice.
There was a watermelon seed spitting contest (they are still arguing over who won...), and lots of fireworks!
Thanks, guys, for a terrific party!!

Jul 6, 2020

Happy Independence Day!

We had a great time celebrating the birth of our country! Because there were no parades this year, my sweetie's sister decided to make her own family parade and she invited us to come. 
There weren't very many of us, but we had so much fun covering about six blocks of my sweetie's hometown, doorbell ditching treats and watermelons.
We had Bossy's boys with us and it was our job to keep an eye on Skittles as he rode his little powerwheels 4-wheeler. After the parade was over, we had a barbecue at my SIL's house.
The grownups spent plenty of time visiting while the kids played games.
We got the very last hotel room near the park so we could watch the fireworks show put on by the city.
Happy 4th of July!

God Bless America and please keep us safe and healthy.

Jul 3, 2020

Our Last Full Day With Twizlet

Wednesday was a full and amazingly fun day as long as I could keep my mind off the fact that it was the last day we would spend with our darling little granddaughter for a long time.

As many of the kids as could manage to get off work and join us made the trip to Lagoon. We were a group of 12 including those who live here, Taco and Burrito, Drama Queen, Crafty's boyfriend, and Twizlet. It was the first time we had ever taken Twizlet and at first she was a little nervous about the rides.

I couldn't even get her to drive a little car by herself!! It seemed that if she went with someone, like Baby Doll, she was fine, no matter how big the ride.

Soon she discovered that the rides were fun! She went on the teacups with Scout.

She always loves the carousel!

This was her very favorite ride both with Baby Doll and then later on with Taco.

She rode the little boats just like her mama did when she was a little girl.

We hadn't planned to spend our entire day at Lagoon. Our reservations were for when it opened and we didn't leave until they shut down all the rides. She just kept running from ride to ride until it was finally time to go home.