I had a busy family week last week. The kids were all home in and out. It’s our LONG week of the year. It’s the week we spent our last days with Kramer, my husband, who passed away last year at this time. I think everyone wants to be home to check on me and to work out their own grief with like minded people who are grieving as they are.
Every single day from Memorial Day until June 2nd has some type of “this was the last time we..” or “this was the day we..” . It’s been hard but we’re doing it…and we’re doing it together.
When one of the kids here at home, then more join. It’s so fun…but chaotic and hectic and loud but lots of fun. I think it’s only going to be more so from here on as the kids get older, so I might as well get used to it.
I tried to stimulate the economy and spent a little money. I bought a big griddle that goes over the top of my stove. One of the main reasons is for days like this when there are lots of us and we need lots of food.
Also…I hate being the one slaving over all the food and not having enough pans or burners for it all. Here are Karl and Kalissa in action…. (Sorry Karl. I cut off your head.)
Karl and Kalissa love the griddle. I’ll do a big review about it coming up after we’ve used it for a bit. I want to make sure it’s a good honest review.
While Karl and Kalissa were working on the meat and filling for fajitas, I was making homemade tortillas. It was awesome as we could all be in the kitchen working and prepping food together. Rice was cooking in the Instant Pot while all this happening. It was fun being in the kitchen together and if the griddle does nothing more than that, I’m okay with it…but so far, I’m liking the food from it too!
The night before Kayla had been here with Jasper. Again it was a griddle supper. I make “breakfast for supper”. I had sausages, eggs and pancakes on the griddle. It was great as there was enough space to make it all.
We attempted to get a picture me and the grandkids. Let’s just say it didn’t go the best. Check out Rosie licking Carver’s leg. Gannon was not liking this at all!!
So I opted to get a picture with just Jasper. I don’t have many pictures with him. Isn’t he adorable? I think he looks so much like Spencer. He’s pretty solem in this picture but normally very happy.
I don’t know what we were thinking because then we tried to get a picture with the girl with their babies….It kind of went like this.
The whole time I was clucking and dancing and trying to get the kids to look. No luck.
In the end, this is the best we could do. For those wondering, it’s Kelli with Georgia on the left. Kalissa with Carver and Gannon in the middle. Kayla and Jasper on the right.
It was such a fun couple of days. I can isolate for a really long time as long as it includes these guys. (Bucks family, of course too!)
Being a grandma with no grand babies is too much for me.
I have to say, this not working thing, it’s really growing on me. I hope I can find a way to make it work…because now that I’ve got a taste for hanging out with everyone more often, I had to say, I really, really like it!
With the house full of activity and love, I still miss Kramer. I wish he could see the kids growing up and be a part of their lives. His not being here touches us all, but as you can see, we find a way to be happy and carry on. He wouldn’t want it any other way!