Saturday, September 7, 2013

I guess the fat lady hasn't sung yet . . .

Because around our place we still feel like it's summer.  

We took the three grands and hit the river. It was three plus hours of sun and fun!

Here they are trying out the potato chips as an appetizer. This is at what we call "sandy island".

Grandpa can be seen in the background grilling our hot dogs. 

 Alex loved his hot dog, relish and all. 

Lizzie met a new friend on the island, Olivia. We adopted her as our 4th grand child for the day. She and Lizzie played so well together. She even had lunch with us.

Here are the families all  enjoying the river. It's a small world, as I went to school with a lot of Olivia's great aunts and uncles. (Wow does that make me feel old). Olivia's grandfather I believe, was one of 12 children. Her great aunt Marge, was my sister's best friend in school. Marge has a daughter  Mandy, who is the same age as Lizzie's dad. Somewhere I have a picture of them playing together when they were about 2, and that was about 34 years ago!

The sand bar is always a hit!

 Alex looking for fish. 

Brady loves the water. 

The girls loved the rapids on the back side of the island. 

Here is how the 5 SECOND conversation went with Brady, "Watch it Brady that paddle will break", " I know", POP.  The look on his face was priceless. 

Good thing this didn't happen last week or we really would have been up the river without a paddle!

Not to forget my youngest grandson, Connor. Today he is 9 months old. I love this picture with him showing off his two teeth.  We miss him so much. But soon Grandma and Grandpa will be flying to see him.

We are so blessed to have beautiful grand children.

Life is good!


JerryC said...

Kids and creeks. It doesn't get any better.

Zoey said...

You are blessed indeed. What a fun day!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful day! Blessings, Marlene

Flat Creek Farm said...

yes, you are very blessed with those beautiful grands! I so enjoyed this and felt virtually cooled off by the girls' float down the river. I'm ready to do just that on this hot steamy day! thankful for a li'l bit of rain early this a.m. -T

Lise said...

Your river provides you with so many awesome opportunities for memory making! Looks like great fun. Grandchildren are the best, Conner is adorable (they all are)...enjoy your visit!

Deanna said...

That paddle will break. lol. Priceless. Grandkids are great, aren't they. You have a special bond with yours with them living so close and you guys certainly make the most of it! What fun.

Down On The Farm said...

Yes, you are BLESSED!!! Good times and great memories!!!

Dar said...

You are having the perfect weather for fun in the water. Looks so inviting. Your grandkids are so cute. Love the expression on the 9 mo.old. They grow up too fast.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Looks like a great day at the river. Did you pan for gold?