It’s a grandkid overload post!! I have a feeling you will see another grandkid overload post soon as I’m supposed to have Buck’s kids over the weekend.
This is all of Kelli and Kalissa’s kids. I’ve dubbed them the northern contingent but the kids recently said we need to call them the Yankee Kids.
Kalissa wanted me to do a photoshoot for her. It was the hottest day ever and the kids didn’t want to cooperate at all. She got shirts in the raglan style and needed pictures for her Etsy shop.
Carver wanted to hide in the corn where there was shade.
Gannon wanted nothing to do with it!
He wouldn’t let go of his toy. He wouldn’t be held. Nothing.
The boys wanted to play and hide and seek instead. Oh, boys…Gotta love them!!
I ended up getting this picture and as far as I’m concerned, it was perfect!!
Kalissa shared a lot more pictures on her blog along with info on the shirts. You can check that out HERE.
I took my recycling it to the recycling bins. I opened the tin to throw my cans in and saw this AWESOME (to me) dump truck. There were three other metal trucks in there too. There was little to no metal in the bin and these were just sitting there. I ended up taking them home. Kalissa made fun of me for it…
But then the next day after a scrub…who spent the whole morning playing with them??…Gannon!!
Thanks to the person who threw them away. We love them!! THANKS!!
The neighbors provided entertainment for the boys one day. If you look carefully you can see the excavator and dump truck. The boys sat and watched them much of the morning.
Carver is four and has been reading a lot all summer long. Every day that he comes he reads one or two books to me. When I was last at the thrift store I found this book…Find it HERE on Amazon.
It’s Legos and Star Wars all in one book. Carver hadn’t been introduced to Star Wars yet. He picked this book to read to me. Although it was a level one, it was harder than that so we ended up reading it together. He did great for how hard it was.
Anyway, he was all excited about the characters and the story.
Our boys Buck and Karl were both crazy about Star Wars as kids. It was a movie I always took them to in the theaters as I grew up a Star Wars fan. I remember begging my mom to take to me to the original. I remember the long line we waited in. Did any of you readers see the original? I saw it at the Albert Lea, Minnesota theater.
Anyway, I wondered if Carver might like watching the show. So we tuned on Disney+ and gave it a try. He loved it! I think it helped that he had just read the book.
Carver’s birthday is coming up and I had no idea of what to give him so I ended up on Amazon. They had more of the readers so I got:
I ordered him a Star Wars T-shirt too.
I love that we are introducing him to something we all loved. I never imagined all those years ago when I stood in line to see the original movie that 40some years later I’d be living in Iowa and introducing my grandson to Star Wars.
Kalissa is going to be glad I didn’t buy him more toys!! A shirt and books will be appreciated by mom more than toys will!
On Saturday I had all of the Yankee grandkids. It was my chance to take a few pictures of the boys with their quilts.
The big kids were not helpful at all. Here we were trying to get a picture of me and Eli. The big kids photo bombed us.
This is the best picture we could get with Emmett. Gannon photobombed us.
It was so fun giving them their quilts.
Carver and Gannon just love the babies. This is Carver, Emmett, and Georgia.
Georgie that little stinker won’t sit still to let Kelli braid her hair. Kelli is a good braider so even if she was a little wiggly it would be okay but she won’t sit at all. For me, she’ll sit perfectly. So most every time she comes, I end up braiding her hair.
Here is Gannon with Eli under the play gym.
Gannon is super sweet and snuggly.
Kalissa’s boys left and then it was just me and Kelli’s kiddos.
This little monster had lunch with me while the babies napped.
Here’s a picture with me and Eli. The babies are getting so smiley and talkative. They can hold their heads well and it’s getting easier and easier to take care of them.
That’s the latest Grandma update. I had fun having the kids on a day when I didn’t have childcare. The kids are always so different when it’s just me and them.
Next weekend I’m scheduled to go down and take care of Buck’s kids. You’ll probably get another photo dump of my weekend with Buck’s kiddos. It’s what happens when you the read the blog of a grandma!!