Monday, September 7, 2009

Last Days Of Summer...

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children.
~~~~~Ruth Goode

It's been a busy weekend for me and mine. The grand-kids came to spend a few days with me. As they do every other weekend. Hunny Bunny 1's dad (DB) thought we should take them to the local swimming hole for some much needed energy release.

Before we could go swimming, I had to go buy them all new swimsuits as they've outgrown everything I've got here at my house. Boy Howdy!! Do they ever grow so fast...

After completing our shopping spree where I found some great bargains on 'end of season' sales, we drove to the local swimming hole; Coney Island's Sunlight Pool. It's a good thing we made the trip on Saturday as the weather turned off rainy and cooler on Sunday. At least we got the last of summer hur-rah in. I'm hoping this doesn't mean there won't be warm weather again. I'm just not ready to welcome fall and winter so fast. Farmer's Almanac is predicting a bad winter for us here in the Ohio River Valley. Someone said it was going to be like the one we experienced back in 77-78. Yes, I do remember that year!!

Anyways, back to summer fun...

The following pictures are from our day swimming. The kids really enjoyed playing with "Daddy" and "Uncle Daniel". I enjoyed getting some time to just relax and do some people watching. I didn't take my swimsuit as I don't swim and am very self-conscious of being seen in a swimsuit...but after seeing everyone else in theirs, I shouldn't be.

DB and the littlest grand daughter Hunny Bunny 2 playing with a water toy.

Oh my! Daddy is going to flip over the round floaty!! "Here, let me help. Watch this Scotty!!"

Hanging on the rails... Hunny Bunny 1 and Booger Butt 2.

That look of Hunny Bunny 1's face is just so funny! I'm not sure what she was doing or getting ready to do.

Ruh Roh... Nana!!! Daddy is chasing us!

Okay, we're all in here, let's go play...

I love this picture of Hunny Bunny 2 looking so reflective... more like "Hmm, what kind of trouble can I get into now." Just keep that water filled toy pointed away from Nana!!

All in all, we had a wonderful day at the pool. DB took us back to his house for dinner. By the time he got chicken breast, baked potatoes and corn on the cob cooked, the kids were starving! But they did clean their plates and even asked for more grilled chicken. I have to admit that his cooking is getting better than when he first started his bachelor days. He loves eating healthier now. Last time we went out to dinner I had asked him where he wanted to go, he replied "Anywhere but fast food." A totally different story from when he was a youngster. I think I've passed the love of cooking down to at least two of my kids. SG also has proven that her cooking is on par with mine. And she loves to share the resluts from her time in her kitchen with those she loves. Always a good thing, yes?

And so it goes......


dana said...

love those pics! :) and, i'm glad there's a post about your actual life. I agree with aunt b and appreciate these posts. love you, momma. :) ~sis

Ky Woman said...

Aww Sis,

My life is boring, dontcha know? :)

But glad that you love the pics. Wish you had been there with us. The kids would have loved you swimming and playing with them. I know... you had to work. Such is life in the big city, eh?

Maybe the next weekend the kids are here, you can come out for dinner? Keep one day free for us. Please?