Sunday, February 26, 2017

Avast, ye maties!

So, how are things having six kids in the house?  Actually, a lot of fun.  
They've been doing their schoolwork with their mom.
They've been playing dress up, including with Paula's wedding gown.  (I know, kind of 70's, but it still fits her.)  And she really did keep it so the grandkids could play. 
Meanwhile, pictures got taken and sent off for a passport, diplomatic no less, for William the new kid.  And this will be his passport for the next five years.  I know, I know, it could be one of about 5,820,331 white kids.  Not real tight for identification for the next couple of years.
The fish in the pond in the backyard have to be fed, according to Eleanor.
Air-compressor hairdos are the newest thing.
I regularly have to frisk this guy for tools.  I think he was going to try and shorten the blue heron decoy.
The weather has been eerily warm, in fact record-setting for February.  A whitewater boat had been taken down for a kayak-rolling session with the young men at church, and the kids figured it out quickly.
Pirate boardings were a hazard.
Going under the bridge was fascinating, despite the spiders.  And trolls.  Yeah, the trolls!
They played and splashed for long while.
Paula took the opportunity to try out her Christmas waders and evening gloves to muck out the pond on the warm afternoon.  Did I marry a high-class dame or what?!
All in all, it has been a great visit, and we'll be sad to see them go in three weeks or so.
We hope that you, too have taken advantage of the beautiful weather, kayaks or no.
Dave & Paula

1 comment:

Patti said...

Someone is having too much fun with the grandkids! And I mean that in a good way. Enjoy the next few weeks!