I’ve had several blog readers comment that they miss pictures and stories about the grandkids. I do too. Being that I’m not doing regular childcare for them and got a job at the vet clinic, I just don’t see them as much. I do have to say when I see them now, it’s even more special.
All of the grandkids were home last weekend. Kalissa was on duty to fix hair.
The boys were busy playing with the army men I bought at the thrift store. They are getting a lot of playtime.
The adults snuck in two rounds of the Train Game. Karl smoked us in the last game getting the highest score we’d ever seen. Congrats to him.
Yes…Eli did fall asleep on Kelli’s lap. It was so nice to have Kelli and Kalissa (for part of the time). Both are nurses working many overnight shifts and weekend shifts. Kelli was able to get call and hang out with us. Kalissa got call for part of the night.
You might notice a new face with Buck. It’s his girlfriend. The fun part of that is that we all know her. She started out as Kelli’s friend years and years ago. Then she became a family friend and was even in Kalissa’s wedding serving as Kalissa’s personal attendant. We all know her and love her. It was the first “official” time she came as Buck’s girlfriend. Buck’s kids all really like her already-she a natural with the kids…I’m super happy and am hoping they can make a go of a relationship.
We’ve told them both again and again that we’re gonna love them both no matter what happens down the road.
My apologies that I didn’t get a good picture of the two of them. They’ll be back for Thanksgiving so I’m hoping we get one then.
The weather was great outside. The kids got to play lots. Here is Lucy.
Anders is getting big. He turned one in September and is a pretty good walker now.
Gannon was the best helper this weekend. He wanted Lilly to go outside and play with him. Lilly is just over a year younger than Gannon. Here Gannon is helping her get her shoes on.
It was so precious. I could hear him saying to her. Okay, we have your foot in. Now you need to push and stomp. Just precious!! Then Gannon zipped her coat explaining to her how to do it. It totally melted my heart.
I snapped a couple of pictures of them playing. Lilly just adores Gannon and he loves being a “big” cousin.
The dogs had a great time hanging out. If you remember, Spot, Buck’s dog, was one of my foster dogs.
I love getting to see him.
Before everyone left, we did try to get a grandma picture…Are you ready for a big laugh??
Three of the 10 kids are picking their noses in the picture on the left. Oh my.
We didn’t get a good picture in the 20 or so that Kalissa tried to take. In the picture below it’s left to right, Georgia, Lilly, Jasper, Scott peaking over my shoulder, Anders and Emmet. In the second row it’s Lucy, Kayla helping Eli with his glasses, Carver and Gannon playing with handcuffs.
We hired a professional photographer to get family pictures taken over Thanksgiving break. Wish us luck. Hopefully, the kids will respond better to him. UGH.
All too soon it was time for everyone to start heading home. Here’s Jasper all buckled and ready to go.
When our kids were little and we went to visit Grandma Kramer (my husband’s mom) she always got all teary-eyed when we left. It about broke my heart because she was a really strong, stoic, hard-working woman who didn’t show a lot of emotions at all. It always surprised me that she did. I get it now. It’s hard not to get teary-eyed when they all leave. Thank goodness Thanksgiving is just around the corner.