Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Monday, July 6, 2009

It's So Quiet Around Here

The beds are stripped and the sheets are being washed. We've put away the toys and the kids movies. I can't bear to wash the little fingerprints off the french door, but I did mop up the stickiness from the kitchen floor. I walk around the house and it seems so empty now that the little sweetpeas and their parents have gone back to California. They left yesterday and I miss them so much. But while they were here we had a lot of fun... The cousins liked to play in the blow-up pool...
One day we went to the Cherry Hill water park...

On July 3rd is the mommy's birthday. She wanted to go to the lake, so we did...
Can you tell the mommy was a ballerina? Look at her graceful foot!
On the 4th we started with a big parade...



At home we had a little parade of our own... That evening we had a Bar B Que with family and friends and then the mister, and the son, and the son in laws had a great time with the fireworks...
And the kids had fun with the sparklers...

14 comments:

Cindy said...

What a special time. Don't ya just love the grandkids. I had to laugh at mommy's foot pointing down like that. I use to be a balarina and today when my foot points down, that means I useually have a charle horse in my arch.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Precious...and to even have a parade at home that's going above and beyond the call of grandmotherhood!
My 2 grandsons called me so cutely to take them to the cabin tonight, guess after work today we will head to the mountains...how could I not?
Do you need some paper towels for crying Mimi?

Lallee said...

What a wonderful day you had! It looks like you've had lots of grandchildren time recently--adorable photos. Your 4th decorations were so nice. I love everything you stitched!

Nicole said...

Love all the pictures. You sound like the absolute best grandma, and you have darling grandkids. It is sorta a downer when it's all over. I look forward to the 4th so much, at least we have the 24th to look forward too, not quite as exciting, but we get to keep up a decorations a little longer.

Annie said...

Thank you for putting up with our little circus. The girls miss you soooo much. Kayla just asked me when we are going to Mimi's. ( I think she has forgotten the 10 hour drive)! We had so much fun!!! Can't wait to do it again next year!!!

Alison said...

Thanks for sharing your 4th of July festivities with us! We had a great time!

Tina said...

If it becomes too quiet, let us know. Alan would love to come up and see you. Thanks for letting us be part of the fun!! Love you!

Aubrey said...

What parade did you go to that had real oxen? They look fun and I bet they smelled more fun.

If you get too lonely, I could bring my rascals over--they're pretty thorough floor sticky-izers. I saw you all out on your driveway waiting to do fireworks while we were on our way to the grocery store. We really know how to party on a holiday.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, all these pics make me happy! So glad their visit was such fun! Nothin' like family. : )

Kathleen Grace said...

Awww, sorry you are missing your little ones:>( They are adorable! It looks like you made some sweet memories with them!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful visit!

Manuela

susan said...

You made even ME sad that they were gone :) What a blessing to have them with you and what great memories you are creating!---Such cuties!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Love all the photos.

Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Donna

Aubrey said...

Okay I'm getting really flaky, because I totally missed seeing the oxen, or don't remember them. Maybe they went by when I was chasing my dad down. I like our little town parade.