Friday, August 2, 2013

An Overnighter with My Favorite Little Fellas

I could have watched the grandsons at their house just 12 minutes away from my city place while their mom went to the midwife to check on # 3, BUT...
Loading them in the car for the 2 hour drive to the farm for a sleepover was way more practical.
{Wink, wink.}
 
After garden inspection, watermelon counting, tomato plucking, pumpkin flower spotting,
bean tee pee playing,
giant Sunflower admiration,
 
 
okra harvesting, carrot digging,

 
 pulling down just the right corn cobs for dinner, it was time to pick MORE cucumbers.

 
It is the year of the cukes for sure. You may remember tomatopalooza from 2 years back and the strawberry explosion last year. So interesting that different plants respond so differently to each seasons weather patterns. Mother Nature is definitely in charge of my best garden efforts.
 
Next came 52 jumps in the pool and 7 games of 'motorboat, motorboat',
a trip to the Train Depot in town to see the model railroad of our valley,
explaining what weaning the calves means in 2 and 4 year old language,
Zucchini muffin making,

 
Puzzles on the front porch,
sugar cookie decorating,
A fun little game the boys told me was called 'jump on Cullen,'

I did put a stop to that one.
 
and they even helped me weed the Bee Garden.

It's filling in quite nicely for year one. Thank-you lots of rain.
It's going to be a fun three years while they live near by.
Lucky me.
 

 


14 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

precious shots. cuties.

will you make pickles? i miss those years as a kid ... we would pick for hours & all those veggies we would have to can & have for the winters. so fun!! ( :

Buttons said...

Oh three years of this will be the best. I think this is going to be so much fun I can see those smiling faces in front of and behind that camera Grandma:) Hug B

Lynne said...

And then you went "whew" . . . and took a nap! I bet . . .

Love the look of laughter and giggles!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Cullen told me the cows left to 'learn how to eat grass and mac n chsse'

TexWisGirl said...

happy but exhausting! :)

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Sounds like Grandma's delight!

Cathy H. said...

Sounds like Grandma is having fun! You must be very tired after they leave!

Sue said...

Smiles, so delightful, but oh so tiring!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Those two must really love you. What a fun Grammy you are.

Debbie said...

those little ones are never going to leave!!

and talk about a green thumb, you must have 2 green hands!!

your garden is adorable!!

Kathy McB said...

Oh boy...are you the best grand mom everrrrrr or what??!!??

Its_Lily said...

My favorite sort of weekend. Days spent with Littles are always packed with fun and adventure.

pembrokeshire lass said...

What fun! I always love spending time with the grands and feel so lucky that most are near us. What a lot of cucs! Mine are only just starting coming. I was so late putting them in. Wasn't it great that you got to go to the train station? I bet you wouldn't have got to do it if you hadn't had them staying!!?

Jenny Short said...

How much fun. You make me smile just watching. xo Jenny