Sunday, January 6, 2013

Crazy Fun!!

Oh my! The RV small cottage is so quiet right now.
My two grands from Tehachapi arrived Thursday in time for dinner.
Then Friday, after golfing for Papaw and Kyle and lunch out with some friends for Madi and I, we picked up two more. Then just before dinner the other six read it right. All ten in the RV small cottage for 24 hours.

After a dinner of  Tacos, we had dessert of brownies and Peanut Blossom cookies. Before bedtime, the whole batch of Brownies and the whole cookie jar of Peanut Blossom were as Mr. SS said "History".
Kyle, Cade Jack and Camy.
Lexi and Kobi
For the first time ever, we were not all together for Christmas Eve. The kids always draw names and write or draw a picture for whomever they draw.  The first year, they framed the picture and the frame was part of the gift. Now they just add their new picture to the frame each year. It's really fun to see what they come up with and as they get older, the pictures change and more words are added. It is the sweetest thing to see how excited they are to see who drew their name and are so proud of their new pictures. From age 2 to 18, it is still special
I'm not going to show you each one, but here's a few.
Jack drew Kyle a football. Even 6 yr. old Jack know his big cousins love of football.
Kyle used the computer for pictures and  wrote the nicest encouraging letter to Cade who loves playing baseball.
Madi's picture and letter to Drew made me cry...I know...what else is new??
Brooke drew Kobi a sweet picture.

After all the excitement was over and showers everyone was off to bed.  Amazingly, our RV small cottage sleeps 12. Just perfect for Mamaw, Papaw and 10 grands. However the two youngest went home to sleep and came back the next morning.

There are 2 queen bunks in the back where my sewing area is. The youngest boys started out on the top and Kyle on the bottom. The next morning when I woke and checked on them I found the little boys down with on each cute.
Later while I was making breakfast, the picture had changed.
Cade, Jack, Camy and yep Emmy were watching Tarzan with Kyle on his phone. Guess who has the best "seat"
Three full sized TVs in our RV small cottage and five of those silly kids are watching a "phone"!!
Between doing hairdos, the other five are at the other end of the RV in my bed watching Disney channel.
Oops...Camy jumped ship and is in this picture too.
All this while I'm making breakfast.
What do you fix 10 hungry little(and big) munchkins for breakfast, you ask?
Well, Mickey Mouse pancakes, of course. From 2 to 18 they still like Mamaw's Mickey pancakes.
I think it's the chocolate chips, don't you??

It's a good thing it was a nice sunny day, because some of that sugar from breakfast needed to be run off.
So  for a while there was jumping on the trampoline.
And there was lots of throwing the football around.
Then after lunch there was card playing
and castle building in the sandbox. (Sorry this isn't a video???)
and nap time for the little ones.

Then before the party broke up and everyone went home, they all got together for a picture.

I don't need to tell you, do I, that my Blessing's jar got a little fuller this weekend.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Susy said...

You're blessings jar overfloweth! What a great post! As busy as you were, you took time for blog photos ~ gotta love it. It's so wonderful to see the genuine love the kids have for each other. Well done Memaw. xo

Suzanne said...

You fullfilled an important part of being a grandparent, bringing cousins together - not only for you but for them. It looks like crazy fun. Good stuff!

Stacey said...

Beverly, that sounds like so much fun. I bet your grandkids absolutely love it!

Nancy B said...

Great post, Beverly! Your grandkids are truly blessed to have you and Mr. S.S. in their lives. I admire the energy and effort you put into their visits. Loved the stories of the pictures...such a wonderful tradition.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh what a sweet and precious time.. You all made memories that will last a lifetime. How fortunate you are to have the wonderful "cottage" for them.. Yep, that blessings jar is going to be full soon!


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You are truly blessed ♥ Loved the gift idea!

Linda said...

What a wonderful time you had I'm surely are blessed! It was funny...when I read about the pancakes, I remember the time I decided to make Mickey Mouse ones for my boys and Stephen announced after he time I want Donald Duck! Funny how reading blogs brings back our own sweet memories...Have a great day!!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Beverly, I love the traditions you have with the grands..I hope as Gracie and Jack get a little older that Carl and I can start our special traditions with them, too..even though we live far apart we can have a few special Grampy and Grammy things we do with them!