Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Found It!

You'll never guess where it was...

The last place we looked!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

I Might be a Tiny Bit Grumpy...

Here we are, it's the weekend again and I am scratching my head and wondering where the week flew.

That's not the only thing that is missing.

On Monday, the kids were here.  
It was steaming hot and we played in the family room and on the patio.

I used my phone, which was in a lovely blue leather case that held my license,
a debit card and two credit cards.

I went to take the kids home and my phone was missing!

Since none of us left the house or even the first floor,
I looked at it as an inconvenience.

Six days later and I am still phoneless AND a raving lunatic!

  • I have no driver's license
  • I do not have my debit card
  • I am missing my two main credit cards
  • I cannot send texts
  • I cannot make calls
  • I can't figure out how to get photos that were on my phone to google photos
I know that I can replace those things...
but so far, I was so sure that
I would find it, I hesitated to put the 7 to 10 day hold on my cards.
(Don't ask me how I know that)

So, even though I offered a bounty to the cleaning lady on Tuesday,
I will resume the search today, the final day!

Until then, these are the things you missed:
  • An adorable photo of me, Mr. K and Henry on the boat
  • A fun photo of the three grands playing at camp
  • An absolutely cute photo of Henry and Teagan eating watermelon

Get the picture?
No, I guess you don't...

I'll check in later with an update!

Friday, August 07, 2020

Pouring Lessons

"Grandma, if you need me, I'll be busy in the kitchen. I'm giving Teagan pouring lessons."

Yes, he was teaching her how to pour water from one container to the other.
Apparently it's serious and important work, they were at it long enough!

Oh, check out Teagan's hair.
She had none for so long, now it's just wild and crazy!

It has a mind of it's own!

Ahhhh, grandma life!

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Back to Back Weekends!

Seems that I no sooner recover from one weekend, 
here comes another one!

This one was a little easier, 
We stayed at home on Saturday and got things done around here.

Early Sunday, we got a text from Tony,
He was at camp, ready to install the ladder on the new dock.

Later, he sent photos...

We were happy that he got that done.  

So much work to be done this year, 
The new dock, reworking the ramps,
installling hardware,

I'm so thankful for all the work the guys put in so we could enjoy ourselves.

This week, Mindy invited her family to come up and kayak.

There was Mindy, Tony and Henry; Dawna, Mindy's mom, and Mindy's sister, her boyfriend and dog were already out on the water when Mr. K and I got there...

just coming in...
Henry LOVES to kayak, in fact all three of our littles love it. 
Locklan got his own kayak this spring and when Teagan saw it, she had to get one too.
So far, she's not ready for the open water, she practices in her Great Uncle Mike's pool!

After we got everyone ashore, we ate (too much)
and caught up.  

I hadn't seen Dawna in nearly a year!

Then we decided that it was time to take a boat ride!

Henry was so excited.  He loves the boat.

He did get to help his dad drive...

Ashley (Mindy's sister), her boyfriend Kyle wanted to go tubing.

Looks like fun, doesn't it?

Of course, you were never towed by Tony...

He can be brutal!

Finally, we were on our way back to the dock.

Kyle was in charge of making sure the tube didn't blow away.

Forrest made sure her daddy didn't blow away...


It was a good day.

Henry, who is usally on a schedule, did not nap.  
He was so excited to have everyone around at his beck and call...

It was almost 8 when we left.
That's his bedtime when he has a nap.

He was still going strong as Tony strapped him in his car seat.

Two minutes later...

What a great day at Camp Manfred!

Sunday, August 02, 2020

This Little Piggy

Teagan loves to sit on my lap, kick her shoes off and play
This Little Piggy.
By now, she knows it by heart.

I just say, "This little piggy..."

She says the rest.

Yesterday, she climbed up on my lap to play.
This was her version:

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy went to the market too.
This little piggy had poptarts.
This little piggy didn't have anything.
This little piggy went tickle, tickle, tickle, 
all the way to home.

Gosh, I hope she's not going to be the family clown.

I'm loving every minute of it!

Saturday, August 01, 2020

What a weekend!

I thought this would be a nice, easy weekend
Ashley was out of town, Andy had other plans...

Tony and Mindy and Henry decided to come to camp.  

Later that day, we got a text from Mark's brother, wondering if we were going to be at camp on Saturday.

They sent a few hints...

And on Saturday, they came up to take us for a ride!

What a great boat!

Henry liked that he could move around more than he could on our boat...
until he got tired...

Finally, he fell asleep on Dada's lap.

We certainly hope that Mike and Michelle invite us to go for another ride!

After Mike and Michelle left, we settled down for some 
serious Camp Manfreding, if that is a word...

Tony took Henry out on the kayak to get to the other side of the river to throw rocks and wade, 
we had a good dinner and a slow and easy boat ride!

On Sunday, by time Mr. K and I got to camp, Andy  and kids were already there, along with Tony.  Mindy and Henry would join us after Henry's nap.

Tony and Andy decided to take the kids across the river to (of course) throw rocks and wade.

Of course, Tony had to ride the kayak down the hill into the water.
It's tradition!

Teagan was ready to go!

After dinner, we decided to take a ride up river...
The guys threw in the anchor, donned life jackets and jumped in!

Teagan always wants to do what the guys do.

and she usually does!

There is a rope swing upriver from us.
It's been there since before we moved in, 11 years ago.

Of course, the guys have to take a turn or two.

Andy went first!

Then Tony...

And then Locklan wanted a turn.

Suddenly Teagan decided she wanted on!

And of course, Daddy and Uncle Tony made it happen!

Where was Henry while all this was going on?

At first he seemed interested...

Then he decided he'd rather play with Mama's phone!

Just wait until next year!

By time we got back to camp, the kids were so tired that they let Andy photograph them.

What a day!

We're so blessed that although we are staying safe, we can still spend time with family.

How about you?