Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Today I was able to take the 4-C's to the splash pad. 

Now, let me introduce them to you, C by C!  

This is Cooper.  He is 8 years old.  He is officially a third grader now.  

This is Cayah, Cooper's sister.  She is 5 1/2 years old and will be going to kindergarten in August.  

Collin entered the world seven weeks after his cousin Cayah.  He will also be attending kindergarten this year. 

And this is Charli, Collin's sister.  She is 2 1/2 years old.  Hopefully, she will stay little for awhile.  

They ab-C-lutely bring joy to my heart!  I tell everyone they make my heart smile!  I am so blessed!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oh my, it's July!!

I can't believe it is July already!  It seems like yesterday was the first of June and school was letting out for the summer.  The weather has been gorgeous, great for outdoor activities. Bill and I have been riding our bikes quite often.  Sunday we took them to Fort Wayne and rode the River Greenway there from New Haven, downtown to Headwaters Park.  It was a nice ride and I'm sure we will take our bikes again and ride a different part of the trail. 

Yesterday was the 4th of July.  Bill played golf in the morning, I frosted cupcakes and baked some cookies that later were turned into ice cream sandwiches.  

Late afternoon, my daughter Ashlee and her two children came over for a cookout.  She brought her boyfriend Casey and his two children along with her.  After dinner Ashlee and Casey beat Bill and me in a game of bean bag toss, and I beat Ashlee 2 out of 3 games of Wii Bowling.  The kids played with water shooters and stayed busy outside.  

Later in the evening we all went over to some friends' house to watch Bluffton's firework display from their front yard.  I was happy that my daughter Brooke and her family were able to join us for that part of the evening.  Watching the fireworks from the Coleman's front yard is becoming a tradition for us.  The fireworks were great and the kids had a wonderful time.  At first, Charli, my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, watched the fireworks with her hands over her ears - just too cute! (I really should learn to take pictures of the things that happen in my life so I could share them with you.)      

There are some things I'd like to do with the grandkids this summer, so I guess I had better get busy and plan them or summer will be gone.  Some friends of ours have a pool and I want to take them over there for an afternoon of swimming, and I want to take them to the splash pad.  That's something I can do even if I don't have a lot of time - even if I have an extra hour that is plenty of time.  Maybe tomorrow I can do that.  The kids will love it! 

I'll be sure and take my camera - the above photo is from last year.