Good morning all, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Hubby and I certainly did, even as busy as it was, we had a great time. On Saturday we started our day garage sailing with our youngest and her family. While I only purchased one small item, she came away with several large items. In fact, she got two old(antique) dining room table chairs and one antique writing desk. All three were "shabby" and one chair says it was patented in 1819-wow, if it is true she got quite the find. We spent an hour or so at our local town festival and then in the evening had three friends for dinner and games. It was quite fun!
Yesterday we had both our daughters and their families over for dinner and oh my did we have a good time. The weather was perfect and we didn't have as many May-flies out as in previous years, maybe because we have more mosquitoes(who seem to like me). It was an easy dinner of bbq chicken, green salad, beans, watermelon, Popsicles. I love having the large backyard for all the grands, because when you have 7 running around playing, it can get a bit crazy. They were able to go through the sprinklers and play hide-n-seek. I just have to brag on them a bit; I know you'll understand cause most of you grandparents probably feel the same way as I do about ours. These children are incredible-they all get along so well and the friendship/family bond is tight. There wasn't one exchange of words between them, they just played and played. Plus we've got 7 individuals with very healthy values and yet they are all so very thoughtful of each others feelings. When I was their age, I was constantly getting into arguments and fights and much of it came from being a compliant child who was extremely insecure. I love the fact that each of our grands had a true sense of who they are and although this might be challenging for their parents at times, in the long run, it will make them much more successful in life. I'm also thankful that they have never had to fall into the trap of peer pressure. How blessed we are!!! Sometimes I do feel that I am too strict with them-you know-sodas and Popsicles outside only please etc etc but I think it is because I taught preschool and daycare for so many years.
All in all we had a wonderful afternoon together; this is what family is about!
This week is just normal activities-walking with a friend twice, walking with daughter and grands, spending time with the other daughter and grands and getting some sewing done.
Have a joyous day!
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