276: Fantabulous Family FunPosted: June 26, 2011
I had a wonderful weekend. There is nothing like spending time with my family. Having the whole crew here (both sons, both daughters-in-law, and both granddaughters) was fantabulous. I am grateful to all of them for taking time out of their busy lives to get together with us here at Breezy Acres. I am mega grateful for the gift of having them all in my life.
As promised, the weekend was filled with activities. We went to the Akron Zoo yesterday morning, then it was back to Breezy Acres for the rest of the day where the guys built and installed a new barn door, and the gals played, talked, and even learned a few things. Dinner found the table full, and not just with food. It’s the first time in a long time we’ve had to put two leaves in the table to expand it enough for all of us.
Of course I love, love, love having time with my gorgeous granddaughters. They are delightful and fill my heart with joy.
There were so many wonderful moments that it is somewhat difficult to pick out a few as favorites. I enjoyed them all, to be honest. But this morning was particularly lovely in that our oldest granddaughter asked us to take her fishing, which we did, and she was successful in catching two fish. One was a small bluegill (sunfish). The other was the Big One that not only got away, but broke the line (unfortunate because now the poor fish has a hook stuck in its mouth). You should have seen the way the pole was bending.
We spent time this weekend blowing bubbles, drawing and coloring with chalk (a 54-pack with a variety of colors) on the flagstones of the patio, and this morning we put down large sheets of paper outside so the girls could paint with their feet and hands. I now have two amazing works of art to hang somewhere in the house. My only regret is that I didn’t have three large sheets of paper. Feet and hand painting looks like so much fun that I wanted to join in. I’ll make sure I can do so next time.
Joy is love bubbling forth into life.
~ Wilford A. Peterson
I’ll have more photos and more stories soon. 🙂