Thursday, October 19, 2017

Road Trip, Part 2

Wow, I can't believe it's Thursday already. My plan was to get all three parts of our road trip up by the end of the week. I should have known better, as it's been a busy week getting back into the groove here.

We arrived at Luke and Miranda's house on Sunday afternoon. It was so good to see their sweet faces! We saw them six months ago, but kids change so much in that time! Sawyer will be two in December. He's such a peanut, but with his big boy haircut he looks older:(

Siefer has such enthusiasm for everything in life! At three and a half, she enjoys herself and was eager to show us everything. We decided that with all the driving we had done on the trip out -- and because long drives are no fun for one-year-olds and three-year-olds -- we would stay close to home and enjoy doing everyday kinds of things that we don't get to do together. Miranda made her to-die-for chili, Luke and Dan threw the baseball, I colored with Siefer, and we watched some of her favorite movies.  One afternoon, we went to the kids' favorite park.

Another afternoon, we went to a pumpkin farm. It's a working farm with a hayride, a cow to milk, pony rides, and so many baby animals for the kids to pet. Sawyer was all over it. He loved the goats, the calves, and the pigs.

Siefer's favorite was the kitten barn, and she loved the ponies, too.

The most fun for me, was holding the grandkids, haha!

We all went home with a pumpkin. . . 

. . . and Miranda insisted on the biggest one she could find. Which meant she had to hold it on her lap all the way home, because with four adults, two kids in carseats, and six pumpkins, room in the car was a little tight.

For weeks before we arrived, Siefer talked about wanting to go bowling with PopPop. We found a bowling alley that would be considered vintage nowadays -- we actually kept score ourselves with pencil and paper.  It was fun and brought back memories of when Dan and I first met through our company's bowling league!

Sawyer and PopPop keeping score.

Posting all these pictures makes me miss my grandbabies! It was hard to leave, but I have one more post to share our trip home.


Mereknits said...

Karen, I just read both your posts about your wonderful trip. I am so glad you had a great time. The grand-babies are so beautiful. Your drive sounds beautiful as well. Making memories with little ones is the most precious thing we can do. Both you and Dan did that, those babies are lucky to have you in their lives.

Mari said...

Best part of this vacation - seeing those kids. And they are adorable!

Cherdecor said...

Your grandchildren are so beautiful! Their sweet little personalities shine through in these pictures. I am so happy for you that you were able to take this trip and spend a little time with them.

Anonymous said...

Such sweet pictures of the grands. What precious memories were made.

Susanne said...

Oh my goodness, have the grandkids ever grown! Just doing the everyday with them must have been so fun. The picture of Miranda with the pumpkin on her lap cracked me right up. Hope it wasn't too long of a drive.