Life with my family continues to be active. Kalissa and I spent the day gearing up for another big merchandise release. That included picking up shirts and taking pictures. It really took about half a day. That was Friday.
Saturday my kids Karl, Kayla, and I had planned to run away for the day but that ended up getting canceled. One might think I had a day to myself…NOPE. I ended up having a busy day!
I’m going to give you a little sneak peek because I ADORE this shirt. It’s so perfect for me. Can you see it says, “Grateful to be Grandma”? It is going to be available in this pretty yellow color as a V-neck T-shirt and as a burnt orange sweatshirt with a raglan sleeve. I’m sure all of you grandmas are going to love them!! I sure do! Kalissa is getting the listing together and order forms together and hopes to have ordering ready soon.
When things get so busy with all of the kids here, I always have to remind myself to slow down and take time for Anders too. He’s much more alert now and doing great after his bout with viral meningitis. Thanks for the many thoughts and prayers that were sent on his behalf.
By the time that day was over, I didn’t even get cross-stitching done in the evening. I gave up the time to write blog posts instead as I know all of you worry if I miss a post. As I was writing, the dogs and this little guy,..YES a toad, interrupted me. How did a toad get in my house???
Of course… he was under the dining room table which had me pulling out chairs and crawling around on my hands and knees trying to catch it and not let the dogs get it. I got him caught and took him outside.
On Saturday Kalissa was here with her kids. Kelli was here with her kids but she was sleeping after working the overnight shift.
Kalissa took some great pictures of the kids outside playing.
This is Gannon and Georgia. They are both three and half…born just a week a part.
I had this glider on my old swingset. When we got the “new to me” playset, I insisted that we make this glider work on it. All of the kids have loved this glider. They don’t make them like this anymore…or at least I’ve never seen one in my hunts that seats two forward facing.
Gannon is my daughter Kalissa’s son and Georgia is my daughter Kelli’s daughter.
When they were little they didn’t like each other at all. One time Kelli was driving over to my house with Georgie and Kelli said, “Are you going to be nice to Gannon today?” Georgie said, “No, me fight him!” UGH…I’m happy to report they get along really well now.
Carver is working hard on chin-ups. Carver is Kalissa’s son, Gannon’s older brother. He’s really slimmed down and isn’t the chubby guy he was as a toddler. Craig is really skinny so I’m sure this is the Langreck (Great Grandma on the other side of the family) genes kicking in.
Carver called me outside. He found another wasp nest. See those little windows at the top of the playset? One was in there. I’m so glad he found is as I continue to see wasps around the playset…but now I had to get it.
I told the kids to stay away while I was spraying it and removing the nest. I heard some clicking of feet on the deck of the playset. I crawled back in and was ready to yell at whoever had gotten so close and in the playset while I was removing the wasp nest.
…and the only one there was Rosie, my beagle. WHAT!!
Rosie had climbed the ladder and got up on the deck of the playset. Oh, my word. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen her up there. The ladder is at a slant but I’m still surprised she could do it. She did love the work we did at class that involved agility.
I don’t love heights. I don’t love precarious places…but I did it along with Rosie’s “help”. The wasp nest is no longer.
While all that was going on, Kalissa was in the house with Eli and Emmett, Kelli’s boys.
After that adventure, I made homemade pizza. This is meat lovers. Can you see Rosie on the bottom right in the picture just hoping I might drop it and she could eat it?
Kalissa took some out to the field to Craig while I was in charge of all of the kids.
She rode a couple of rounds in the combine with Craig and got everyone laid down to nap.
When she got back, we got everyone into their Halloween costumes and she took them to a Trunk or Treat type adventure. Gannon is Buzz. Georgia is a Unicorn. Carver is Woody.
I stayed home with Anders and the twins.
Kelli woke up and I got her sent off to work.
Typically Kelli takes the kids with her and drops them off with Jason their dad. He has them while Kelli is working the overnight shift. He does a great job with them.
He called and asked if I might keep them later. Jason is a farmer. He was in the combine and it is harvest season. The weather is so nice and they gotta keep the combine moving. I said yes, I’d deliver the kids home at 8ish.
Kalissa and the kids came back after supper being Kelli wasn’t taking the kids with her. So I hung out with the kids for a little while longer.
I packed the kids up at about 7:20 pm and drove them home. It’s about a 35-minute drive from my house. Then I trekked back home again.
Then I finished cleaning the kitchen, ate some supper, gave the dogs some attention, and got a few things put away. With the little boys here I always move around a few things that I don’t want them getting into…and then I when they leave, I have to put them all back.
By then I was pooped and off to bed. No time for the blog…no time for cross stitching. I did sleep good!! What a busy two days…from toads to wasps, to dogs, to kids. Whew.