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Friday, December 2, 2016

Rocking And Rolling

Date of occurrence:
October 3, 2016.

Kc has been looking forward to this weekend. His Mom promised to take him to the Ten Sixty Five Music Festival.

That was music to our oldest grandson's ears and he was ready to rock and roll.

They were supposed to go Saturday evening as well, but that didn't work out.

Sunday was the day though. They went to see and listen to the band Counting Crows and had a great ole time.

Unfortunately, that didn't last very long. Today our little critter came down with a stomach virus. Kc apparently wasn't the only one rocking and rolling.

The bugs in his tummy were too!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So Proud

Date of occurrence:
September 27, 2016.

Our youngest daughter desperately needs to get some groceries, but her car has broken down and she needs a ride to the store. That is no problem and we make our way over.

While Opa and youngest are off to the store, I watch Lily and Bell. Lily is still insecure when it comes to walking, but she will take a few steps by herself as soon as she sees she can quickly grab onto something or someone.

I am putting something up when Bell suddenly calls out to me.
Bell: "Oma, Oma, look. Lily is walking."

I turn around and look. Lily is standing in front of Bell. She takes two small steps towards her big sister and falls into her arms.

Bell catches her, hugs her, and says: "Good job. I so proud of you. I SO proud of you!"

I smile. I am proud of both of them. SO proud!:-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What A Find!

Date of occurrence:
September 24, 2016.

While camping out in the historic park, the Scouts go on a hike and stumble across a group of archaeologists digging for artifacts.

Both scouts and archaeologists alike are highly interested in each others experiences and discoveries.

After showing the scouts what treasures already have been found, the two groups decide to combine forces for a little while.

That is a good idea. Many hands make light work.

They carefully scoop, sift, brush, and deposit everything in a big bucket for closer examination by the experts at a later date.

Time flies and eventually the scouts go on their merry way again. They expected to come across some interesting things during their hike, but an archaeology dig?

What a find!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Best Day Ever

Date of occurrence:
September 23, 2016.

The Scouts are camping out at a historical park this weekend. It is a longer drive then usual and Kc and aunt A. are late getting to their destination.

They set up their tents in the dark and Kc is convinced Opa told him to leave his mosquito netting open, so it wouldn't get too hot in his tent.

It doesn't make sense to aunt A. and they get into a discussion.

The problem is quickly solved though when Kc calls Opa and asks him to shed some light on the situation.

Opa tells him to close the 'fly' net as Kc calls it, so he won't be on the mosquitoes menu, but to keep the rain fly of the tent open to let some cool air in.

That settles the dispute and as they enjoy the night sky, Kc sums up everything that made an impression on him today: he saw a rainbow, a pretty sky, and beautiful stars.

He tells her it is the best day ever!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Teamwork

Date of occurrence:
September 19, 2016.

Hey, you guys! And a good morning to you too. I had to spend the night in the playpen, because I wrecked my crib.

Well, I am not going to take all the credit for that. My big brother had already laid the groundwork for this disaster when he was sleeping in it.

I just thought I might as well finish what he started.

I think they call that teamwork! Grin.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sleepy Head

Date of occurrence:
September 16, 2016.

Kc is up and getting dressed. It is taking him a while though, so I go to his room to check on him. He is sitting on his bed in the dark and I turn on the light.

He has his shirt on, socks, and just finished putting on his shoes. Yup, he is dressed. Almost, that is.

I grin and ask him: "Are you going to school like this?"
He looks at himself, laughs and states the obvious: "Oh, I forgot my pants."

We both think that is funny and he corrects the situation while I wander off to the office to share this hilarious moment with Opa.

A few minutes later Kc comes walking in.
Opa: "Well, there he is. With pants on this time."
Kc laughs and says: "I was dressed like Captain Underpants!"

He goes to the bathroom to brush his teeth. We hear some weird noises coming from the bathroom, followed by Kc informing us: "I was putting the toothpaste on the toothbrush charger instead of my toothbrush!"

Me: "Boy? You better get your little brain together or you are going to get in trouble."

It seems like our little man is suffering from Sleepy Head Syndrome today! Grin.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Fun And Games

Date of occurrence:
September 15, 2016.

It is the middle of September and a beautiful day.

Fall has already begun and the temperatures will be dropping soon.

Levi and Daley figured they might as well take advantage of what could be the last warm day of the year.

Friends are invited and there is entertainment galore.

Let the fun and games begin!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Surprise!!!!

Date of occurrence:
September 9, 2016.

Today is a rather weird day. Half the day I spent in confusion and wondering if old age is getting to me.

I was under the impression we were going to celebrate my Birthday this evening, but hubby tells me we do it this coming Sunday. We always celebrate on a weekend, so why would I even think it was today?

Our oldest daughter calls, wishes me a Happy Birthday and mentions she is dropping off some left-over rice and beans. I am not up for rice and beans, but at least I won't have to cook.

She drops of a huge pot and returns to her car to get something else out of it. The pot is empty and before I can figure out what is going on, there is a knock on the door.

I open it and..... surprise!!! Isabella steps in holding a huge present. She says: "Is for your Birthday."

She is not alone. Lily, Kc, and Mom are with her and suddenly we have a house full of company.

Rice and beans turn out to be Chinese food and I receive gifts galore.

Little lily steals the show. She takes a few steps and goes back and forth between Opa and Mom.

As soon as she hears music she starts dancing and she is talking up a storm.

Kc and Bell are playing and everyone is having a good time, including me.

Everything makes sense now.

I should have known. It is not a weird day. It is my Birthday.

And my confusion can be contributed to well-hidden surprises hanging in the air!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Divine Art

Date of occurrence:
September 1, 2016.

Isabella has been going to church for a few months now. She accompanies aunt A. and her big brother Kc every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning and is looking forward to attend.

She may be looking forward to going, but it doesn't always seem like she enjoys being there. She has a hard time listening, is constantly talking, and even throws an occasional fit when things don't go her way.

We are not too worried; she will get the hang of it, eventually.

She had a good time yesterday evening though and colored a pretty drawing which she left in aunt A.'s car.

Her big brother noticed it and took it in with the intention to give it to Bell as soon as possible.

Before he does, I take the opportunity to snap a picture of it.

It does not happen very often we get to admire Bell's divine art!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Slip Through Our Fingers

Date of occurrence:
August 31, 2016.

Kc and I are playing a card game. He has to shuffle the deck, but the cards are stacked against him and most of them slip through his fingers and fall on the couch.

Without thinking, I pose a question which is often asked in the Netherlands when things slip out of someone's hand: "Got poo on your fingers?"

Kc looks at me and the expression on his face is so hilarious, I start laughing and laughing. I laugh so hard, tears are rolling down my face.

Kc: "Oma. You are crying!"
I can't stop laughing and the fact that it makes me cry tickles Kc's funny bone. He starts laughing as well.

After we finally find our bearings we resume our card game, but Kc tells me I ought to put this in his book.

Me: "Nah, I don't think so. Your book is about you, not me."
After due consideration I decide it deserves a place in his scrap book, because...

I wouldn't want this to slip through our fingers! Grin.

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