It’s the Little Things ( KIDS ) in Life…

There’s a saying about it being the little things in life…well sometimes those little things are kids, as in grandkids :)

Not too long ago I had posted about my grandson having a day off of school.

He spent it with me ( HERE

That grandson is in a different school district than the other three, who had their in-service day later on. They too spent their day here.

We started out with a movie and then moved on to baking cookies. Javis wanted to play a video game so it was just the girls and I. They shared measuring, mixing, and chopping duties. ( We were making chocolate chips + butterscotch chips + nuts cookies. )

It doesn’t get much better than having a fruit salad and cookies warm from the oven for a mid-morning snack…

Well…there ARE the beaters to lick :)

After lunch and cleaning up we headed off to let their dog out and play with him for awhile and go on to the local library.  It is just up the block from their house.  There the back room was set up for a boredom-buster day due to school being out.

There was a craft table set up to make St. Patrick necklaces with yarn, paper shamrocks and fruit loops, several tables with games and puzzles, and a Lego area set up.  They have a Lego club that meets twice a month for an hour….Javis goes when he can and one of his creations is in the front foyer when you walk in.

He beat me at Trouble.

Mostly?

We ate cookies :)

Late afternoon when they left for home, snow was swirling around and I was happy to anticipate staying in for the cold weekend ahead and getting a little more quilting done, among other things.

Most of the cookies went into a container for their house ( ” because you love us” , Mya observed ) but I kept a dozen here to go into the freezer.  You know…for energy :)

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Family Fun

This first weekend of Autumn was full of family fun….my oldest son had come home from St. Louis on Thursday evening.  He had not made it home for Christmas due to being ill with a flu, so he took all of the children to Toys R Us to pick out whatever they wanted  ( $ 50.00 limit ) that evening.  HA! Uncle Shawn is always fun but Santa in September rocks :)

We had a nice breakfast here on Friday morning before he set out to visit a few folks…on Friday evening he took the children to a movie WHILE THEIR PARENTS ESCAPED AND HAD A DATE NIGHT :)

On Saturday morning everyone went out to breakfast, then we had Brent’s soccer game and right after that was a football game.  The football team posts official photos all of the time and I’ve shared a few of Javis here off and on…here’s a new one:

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I took my camera for Brent’s game since the soccer people don’t do that…

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He looks happy, doesn’t he? :)

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Scott, Tallica and Shawn :

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While the official soccer games were going on, Aiselyn was busy amusing herself.

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Later on, after the football game, my two oldest sons took off to meet their younger brother at a music fest and they’d camp overnight there.  ( From the music fest, my oldest would go on to spend a day with his dads’ side of the family and return home to St. Louis. )

Tallica had to stay at the football field and work the concession stand.

I took the kids home…they changed clothes and we headed off to a local park. This park has a playground, ballfields and a creek running below it.

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We are not sure if the teacher at school said WOW due to Aiselyn’s art or how many kids and pets she was listing in her family :)

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While Kate was not here on Sunday, and Scott was away with his brothers, I did get some of them in a Sunday morning photo prior to church, using my DIL’s phone :)

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