summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

giving them the time of day....

My two little 15th and 16th...oh we had fun tonight! The older kids were all busy, and Paul is in France again.

We went to the library, just the three of us...Charlotte Claire,

Camille Anaya.....and me.

After eating our yummy and healthy-ish dinner, we headed to Target.

We wandered and browsed and looked at the toys. I let them get new wipe-board markers, and they helped me choose a wallet case for my phone. They got slushies, and I got a Starbucks medium roast with two shots of sugar free mocha, and cream. We bought squirt-y whipped cream, and strawberries, and cherries.

Our plan was to watch The Hunger Games. These girls read Naruto and Full Metal Alchemist, and were fascinated by what they heard about The Hunger Games. Well, I should have known soon as Prim was chosen as tribute, Charlotte Claire had a bad tummy ache, and wanted to watch, "Charlie and Lola". So we did, and she felt better immediately. I had forgotten how intense the movie was, but Cam still wants to watch it. Char said, "Maybe when I get older, like 11 or 12, I can watch it." They have no idea how cute they are...

Our fun night was only part two of a wonderful day...a few of us went into the small city this morning, and got more pool shock and chlorine tablets from Walmart, which also included getting a pair of swimming goggles,bananas and a few bags of ice (snow cones!), cucumbers and peppers and celery. Then a quick trip to Marshall's, where we got a new waterbottle for Kathryn, because the nice one I got her for graduation fell off the dock at camp, and disappeared. I also let Char get a pair of cute shorts, a new top, and she helped me pick out a new outfit for Cam too. I also bought Sonja K. a Real Madrid soccer ball, and a little gift for Anya. was time to go to our friends' house for a pool party! Evelyn and I went, with Jon, Char, and Cam. The other teenagers stayed home, which I didn't love, but sometimes it's easier to let them do what they want. Anyway, the gathering was so sister's daughter, son-in-law, and grandson from Australia were there, as well as three of her daughters and their kids, making the number of friends I played with in the pool go up exceptionally high. I had seven little friends today! I like sharing my sister's grandkids, ha.

It was a beautiful day, and we fully enjoyed the pool, but it was over too soon, as Evelyn kept reminding me that they had to be somewhere by 5 o'clock.

Here's the thing: Char and Cam had a really good day. The kept thanking me for all the fun. We did have fun. But mostly, I listened to them. Plus, we looked up houses for sale in the Adirondacks, and oh they love looking at pics of houses...they like talking about the houses they are going to live in someday, and critiquing the ones for sale.

Now they are all tucked in to bed, and I am headed there soon. It has been a busy day and I didn't sleep enough last night because of the concert...the concert was busy-ish, but the hard part was that it was so hot and humid. We wear black t-shirts, and black baseball type hats, oh hot and sweaty, how I hate thee! It was fun, of course, but it costs me something to do those events, mostly my feet ache like crazy by the time it's over.

Ah well...when you're falling asleep at the keyboard, you had better get to bed.

1 comment:

Carol Slater said...

Sounds like a busy day! It sounds like you have fun though and that is what matters. I understand being tired as I was so exhausted last night after cleaning, doing laundry, playing with granddaughter, going grocery shopping, working on packing camper for this weekend, and cooking dinner that I was unable to do the dishes.