Sunday, August 19, 2007

When The Family Gets Together









...and we learn to love each other popping corn and having fun....as the song goes. We didn't pop corn this time, but we all had a lot of fun during our week together. We visited Kennecott Copper Mine, a mini-Grand Canyon, went to a water party in the park, and ate hot dogs and potato chips and ice cream. We went swimming. We set off alka-seltzer rockets in the front yard, and flew styrofoam birds in the air. We "went to Mexico," as Simon says (actually, a Mexican restaurant) and stuffed ourselves full, had a terrific bar-b-que with sushi and watermelon, celebrated Bookworm and Starfsh's birthdays with cake and ice cream and lots of presents, found a mouse in the backyard, had a mouse funeral with flowers and a mouse elegy. Issac made a wonderful dinosaur with sticks and tape --see, it has a long tail, two big back legs and two small front legs, even tusks! Ate again at a cowboy buffet (we ate a lot), talked a lot, laughed a lot, and loved our week together. Good times like crazy!

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10 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

when first looking at the photos - i thought 'that is mexico'! i was just looking at photos from there. I kept looking at beneath your avatar saying you were in utah; very confusing until i read the text at the bottom

pepektheassassin said...

Ah, yes, the closest we came to Mexico was the Cancun Cafe, just around the corner.

Tammy said...

How fun Joyce! Your grandbabies are very lucky to have such a fun grandma. :)

XXOO

slickdpdx said...

I especially like the first photo - where all the little kids are looking at the lucky one with the frosting or batter on the fork!

wendy said...

You are a blessing to them. How cool to have you as a grand ma...

I liked the dino..now I'm hungry for tacos...and I'm making pasta for dinner..problem.....

pepektheassassin said...

Wish all of you could have come along! Slick, we especially missed you guys...:(

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Pam said...

What a wonderful get-together, Pepek, fun all around. Terrific memories for your grandchildren. And you. You rock, grandma!

chiefbiscuit said...

I can actually hear all the laughter and fun! Great times. Great memories.

k said...

Oh yes! The dino is wonderful. Is the third pic the one with the mouse funeral?

And Miss Bookworm seems suddenly to be losing the *little girl* quality in her face, and instead showing the young woman through the veil...

all your little ones here are so beautiful. I know I've said that before. I expect I will again.

This is part of what I miss, not having children of my own: seeing this next generation, the wondrous result of your own travails, so full of new life.