Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In the Kitchen ...

March, 12, 2017

Ella helping Alana prepare food ...
for their lunches the next week ...
Looks like they were having fun working together ...
 

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fun & Games ...

March 12, 2017

After the parade ...
we headed back to the house for lunch ...
Then it was time to play and go swimming ...
The boys found a Frisbee in the bushes ...
They were excited to have Grandpa give them some tips ...
on how to toss it around ...
It was a little scary ... we were not sure what direction ...
it would be going when they were throwing it ...
It was a night out for Ian & Kendall ...
with the 3 senior adults here to watch the grandchildren ...
Ian & Kendall were going out on the town in the 32 Ford ...
that Ian restored for Kendall ...
The were hanging out with Grandpa ...
watching a movie ...
It was a little cozy ...!!!
Just before going to bed ...
Daigen was looking at a video ...
All of a sudden he broke out in laughter ...
Nixon came running to see what was so funny ...
Both the boys were watching a man ...
flying off a treadmill video ...
and laughing hysterically ...
It wasn't long before we were all laughing ...
watching the boys ...
 

 

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Going to the Parade ...

March 12, 2017

Today we were going to the St. Patrick's Day parade ...
Oma and I were able to get ahold of Daigen ...
to get a picture to show how big he was getting ...
We also brought mittens from Canada for the boys ...
and we were going to need them today ...
It was a chilly day in Houston ...
Kendall drove us to the parade ... her friends were waiting for us ...
A spot was saved for the boys ...
to enjoy the parade and catch the goodies ...
Lots of candy and beads were being tossed towards them ...
Thank goodness we were dressed warm enough ...
to watch this parade ...
Nixon loved the horses ...
 
 

There were some interesting floats ... cars ... 

and trucks in the parade ...

The boys loved seeing the balloon procession ...

We were all laughing and clapping when they walked by us ...

It wasn't long before the Firetruck came along ...

to end the parade ...

The sun had appeared and it was starting to warm up outside ...

just perfect to go back to the house for the boys to go swimming ...

 

More Games ...

March 11, 2017

While we were busy playing games in Texas ...

the gang in Canada ...

went to play games at Chuck E Cheese's ... 

Looks like they had a successful day ...

of winning their games ...

All the tickets won were cashed in at the end of the day ...

for the kids to pick their prizes ...

 

   

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A New Game ...

March 11, 2017

We were in for an exciting evening ...
Kendall was taking us to the neighbours ... for a potluck ...
and to play a game ... it was a new game for Oma and I ...
They were having a Bunco party ... !!!
Ian and Grandpa were staying home to chill out ...
with Daigen and Nixon ...
We walked down to the neighbours ... and met the gang ...
the theme for tonight's party was St Patrick's Day ...
The house was decorated ... everyone wearing something green ...
Everyone meeting ... munching on some goodies ...
and wine was being served ...
We were ready to play ...
 
There were five tables set up ... to play this game ...
we paired up ... and sat four to a table ...
This is a dice game ... we started to play ... 
At the end of the round ... the losers would move to the next table ...
and switch partners ... and began to play the next round ...
The object of the game is to roll the numbers correlating to the number round we were playing ...
First round you needed to get as many "1's" as possible ... 
if you rolled 3 - "1's" ... that's a Bunco ...
The round ended if the head table reached a score "21" or ...
if someone rolled a Bunco ...
Anytime a Bunco was called ... the person would where a hat ...
and if a person rolled 3 - 2's" at any time ...
that is called a Traveller and they would get the little green Froggy ...
The person with the most Buncos ... at the end of 6 rounds ... wins ...!!! 
 
We continued to play ... moving from table to table ...
taking a break after the first game ...
to fuel up on goodies and beverages of choice ...
We were ready for round 2 ...
we were having so much fun ...
 It was a great way to meet Kendall's friends ... an awesome social game ...
At the end of the second game ...
the cards were tallied up ... to see who won ...
there were prizes for Bunco ... Traveller ... Wins and Losses ...
Oma and Kendall were tied for one of the prizes ...
so they had to roll off to see who the winner was ...
AND ... Kendall won ...
 she did say that she would share her winnings ...
We stayed and continue to party ...
What a wonderful way to spend an evening ...
This group of friends try to get together at least every month ...
or couple of months ...
to have a Bunco Party ... !!! 
 

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Surprise Treats ...

March 11, 2017

Morning arrived ... and the boys were so excited ...
We had brought the boys some little gifts ...
They were so excited to have gotten a few boxes of Smarties ...
the boys love their Smarties from Canada ...
as they are not available in the USA ...
They also received sticker books ...
Ian & Kendall love anything to do with ...
Betty Page and old cars ...
We found this poster in Williams, Az ...
on Route 66 ... to be hung in Ian's garage ...
Kendall was given a package with ...
garden butterfly ornaments ... calender and a shirt ...
The boys gifts ... Daigen making his way to the bar ...
to play on his iPad and nibble on a few Smarties ...
before breakfast ...
Grandpa helping Nixon with his sticker book ...
and Oma watching the activites around her ...
 

After breakfast ... it was play time ... 

Nixon taking Oma upstairs to show her his creation ...

Later Daigen joined Oma on the couch ... 

He was intrigued with Oma's puzzle on the iPad ... 

and procceeded to help her find some of the pieces ...

We spent the day ... outside by the pool ... 

relaxing ... and playing ...