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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 22 - catching up

Hello everyone! Here are some highlights from the last week or so .........
We found these 18 ounce Pfaltzgraf mugs at the base exchange for just $3.99.  We would of bought more but they only had 3. 
I bought 3 sets of nails to be more than ready for Fouth of July.  One set is royal blue glitter, one set is red and I planned to mix and match those 2 sets and then I found the red, blue stripe and white with anchors set.  
Patriotic things are always appropriate as far as I'm concerned.  

Fathers Day- most all our family was here- 20 of us 😍
Lunch was tossed salad with tomatoes, onions and radishes from our garden, 
Garlic bread, our son made pasta salad and I made doubled eggs.  
My husband smoked brisket and a turkey breast, our daughter in law brought a potato casserole and I cooked green beans with tiny red potatoes. 
Fresh fruit 
My dad baked a blackberry pie with wild blackberries he picked near their retirement home and our daughter in law also brought a Texas sheet cake. 

The entertainment was a water balloon war with those new fangled quick and easy to fill balloon kits. 
It was messy and the main participants were the oldest 5 grands and the 4 young men.  They had a great time.  

It wasn't easy but we managed to get a decent group photo of the 7 grands,  they are wearing the dye shirts made with kits that Elizabeth got for her birthday.  Those squirt bottle tie dye kits work good too - but wear gloves if you use them.  I didn't and it took several days for all the dye to disappear from my cuticles. 

Our town has 2 brand new municipal water park splash pads. 
One is not too far from our home and has no admission fees.  
I took 3 of the grands this week and they had a wonderful time playing in the water for 2 hours.  

Then they had lunch in a pavilion next to the water park.  The summer lunch program, which I believe is a federal funded program operated by the school district, serves lunch there every week day to all children 18 years or younger.  
That day's lunch was a turkey and cheese sandwich with a fresh pear, baby carrots and a choice of white or chocolate milk.  
The grands were hungry after their water play and they gobbled down their sack lunches.  

Then we came home and they were all asleep within a few minutes.  
And I had a nice bowl of leftover salad from Sunday for my lunch and ate in peace while they all napped.  
I expect we will make more trips to the water park this summer.  

Granddaughter Andie stayed with us a few days.  She especially likes to "do crafts" which means she wants to cut and glue. She doesn't really care about structured crafts so I just spread the table with an old disposable tablecloth and gave her child safe scissors, a bottle of glue and scrap craft paper and a few stickers.  She was happy all day Tuesday just glueing and cutting away and making nothing.  

I think she is a good at drawing for a little girl who just turned 4.  
Can you guess what this is? 

A banana getting ready to swim in the ocean 😂

Have a good rest of the week everyone!  I'll be catching up on some housework and staying inside as much as possible.  It is hot here in Oklahoma, just like it always is in summer.  


  1. The food looks wonderful! The children are precious. Such fun!

  2. Everything looks wonderful!
    I can imagine how cozy it is to snuggle in at Grammie's after a fun day and take a nap. : )
    Have a cozy week!

  3. What a cute picture of all your grandchildren. Your father's day feast looks delicious. The water park looks like a lot of fun too. Hope you have a great week.

  4. We have a splash park not far from us. They charge admission and I hear that it is very crowded. So far, I have been able to avoid it! I know that is terrible, but I don't find it enjoyable when it is crowded. My parents have a pool so it isn't like Megan is lacking water fun. I hope you continue to have a great summer!

  5. Everything looks like delicious and wonderful fun! But my personal favorite is the banana getting ready to go into the ocean. Kids are just wonderful!

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful Father's Day feast. The grandchildren are too cute!

  7. What a nice bunch of grandchildren you have, Rhonda! They're adorable. I could definitely see the banana swimming. What a wonderful imagination. That water park looks like fun, wish we had one near us. I was wondering what to serve the crew when they come for the 4th, thanks for the suggestions.


  8. I always love your pictures of your grandchildren and the way you keep them busy. I feel as though I'm lacking in the crafting department and your posts always inspire me to do more.

  9. Your Father's Day feast looks delicious and so much fun.
    We have one of those new splash water parks here in Edmond too but I'm not sure if it's all the way open yet. What a blessing that would have been when my girls were little bitty, but thankfully our mobile home park has/had a pool. I love the banana swimming picture! So cute.

  10. Sounds like you had a lovely fun filled day with the grandies. That is a great picture of them all :)


  11. Oh how fun to have all the grandkids and family over for Father's Day! I love their shirts and that picture of the banana swimming is just precious. That would be going up on the refrigerator for all to see here at our house. :) I'm so glad you mentioned and showed a picture of the splash pad. We have one in a town near us and I think the splash pad is free but the swimming pool charges admission. I will have to check on it and plan a trip there with the grandboys and pack a picnic lunch for us. :)

    Praying you can stay cool in the heat and that you are safe from all those storms that roll through your area.

  12. I love the banana picture! It sounds like you are having lots of fun with the kids.

  13. All that yummy food sure did look good. I bet you all had a blast.
    the kids are adorable. I bet they had fun at the water park. I know I would have, with all this heat we have been having!

    Have a wonderful week.

  14. Your grandkids are SO darling! I love the picture of them together. You are so blessed. I bet they had a blast at the water park. So cute how they came back home and all took a nap. Your family feast looks and sounds so delicious. What are doubled eggs?

  15. Wow! Beautiful Grand Children and wonderful cooking! I love your pink cook pot too!
    The water park is a good thing for a lot of fun and free entertainment and an outing.
    I hope you have a great 4th of July! I believe in all things patriotic also. We need to love and look after our wonderful countries and freedom. With love Annabel.xxx

  16. Just thought I would stop by and catch up. I love the picture of the grands in their matching shirts. Love it.

  17. Good Morning Rhonda...and thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! I just love this post about your grandchildren...such precious little ones! We are sooooo looking forward to this season of our lives...and are expecting our first grandchild this fall!!! You would not believe how many things I have already made...I am in craft heaven!
    Hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!
    Sweet blessings,


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