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Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's all about grandkids

The past two weekends have been filled with grandkids! Last Saturday we all went to Perry Farms about a mile from our house for our annual pumpkin gathering extravaganza. My kids and I have been going there since we moved to California in 1987 to get pumpkins to decorate the front porch. It's a tradition that I love. This year we had Jenni's kids, Marc's two boys, and Wendy's twins all along for the ride.

It was the first "social" outing for the twins and their parents which made the day that much more special. I don't think the babies got much out of it, but the older kids had a good time.

And this year it was at least a little chilly. I remember years past when it was so warm we had to wear shorts and that just should not be legal in the Fall!

On Sunday, my son and his wife came over with Tyson (the 8 month old) and then left him with me for a couple of hours while they went to play with their band. He's at such a great age (Tyson, not my son!). Crawling everywhere, standing for brief moments, and smiling a lot!

Jenni brought her kids over and Tyson watched tv with them for awhile. Then both families joined us for dinner. A perfect way to end a Fall weekend.

My grandson, Eamon, turned seven mid-week and yesterday Jenni had a birthday party for him. Of course, 90% of the presents were Star Wars or Transformers stuff. Jenni loves Halloween so the house was "done up" right and all the snacks had Halloween themes. With nine kids playing and eating sugar, you can imagine the noise. Or maybe you can't - lucky you!

Eamon ordered Boston Creme Pie for his birthday cake. Luckily for all of us his father is a master cook and makes a mean BCP. Eamon takes his cake eating very seriously.

My younger grandson also takes meal times seriously, as does his dad.

But a good time was had by all and Jenni did have adult drinks which included vodka, creme de cacao, and ice cream. How can you miss with that? Although, maybe we should have given some of the hooch to the kids to sedate them...

1 comment:

Museman said...

Thanks for the post. Yes, life is too short to be flippant with meal times. (grandson's father)