Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer Catch-up–Part 2

The Grandkids

We’ve been able to spend some time with the grandkids this summer.  They are just so stinkin’ much fun.

They gave Grandpa a work out one night.  He ran them around the yard in the wheelbarrow. 


Little Miss E wanted nothing to do with the wheelbarrow but was more than happy to toddle around the driveway and watch.


In July, we had the first annual “Miller Camp.”  A friend and her granddaughters also joined us.  Our kids grew up camping together so it was fun to see the grands doing the same thing.


We made a fire, made smores and my friend, Vicky read “campfire stories”. 


The kids had a blast playing together and I’m pleased to say everyone made it through the night in their respective tents.  No one got scared at all.  However, Miss E was not even attempted with the whole campout deal.  Grandpa stayed in with her as she slept in her bed in the house. (No complaints from Grandpa with not having to sleep on the ground). Maybe next year she’ll be old enough to give it a whirl.

Breakfast the next morning was fruit and homemade cinnamon rolls.  That was a hit!


Our friends left after breakfast and we got to spend another whole day together.  We were going to go on a scavenger hunt at a nearby park but it was too hot so we stuck close to home instead.  We made can koozies, painted and


made tye-dyed shirts.  (Notice Miss A’s shirt in the picture below).  Next time we’ll use a bit more dye though.  Live and learn, I guess.  It’s been many years since I tye-dyed at 4-H camp. Smile


The kids stayed one more night with us.   We made a tent in the living room and had a campout inside instead the second night.

IMG_0084A fun weekend was had by all and a wonderful by-product was it gave Mom & Dad some much needed time alone as well!


  1. Looks like fun! I know I always appreciated the grandparents taking the kids while hubs and I had a few days away. it's a win for everyone!

  2. What great fun! These are memories that the kids will treasure! ~Jeanne