Here are my favorite grandkid pictures from
the latter part of July. Something for everyone.
|Hunter helps Grandma harvest green beans.|
|And that means Bri is on the lookout for beans, too.|
|The kids help Grandma get them ready to cook.|
|Here's Disappearing Claire!|
|How's this for random. We needed stamps, so I|
bought these muscle car commemoratives. I scanned the
sheet so I can show the kids, but we're using those things!
|Speaking of muscles . . . .|
|Skeptical Bri allows Grandpa one picture.|
|Claire poses on one foot. Because she can.|
|Not sure who this celebrity is, but I couldn't|
pass up the photo op. No autograph, though.
|Claire's playing hard-to-get. Sort of.|
|Let's blow bubbles. |
There aren't enough bubbles in this world.
|You blow bubbles, I'll bust 'em.|
Or better yet, eat 'em.
|Funny faces, hiding faces, and entertaining royalty|
are all part of Family Night at the Loyds'.
|Don't worry. This was just for appetizers.|
They all ate a hearty meal, too.
|Hunter is engrossed in his little factory. The little balls|
are people. He speaks for them in a small voice,
"My turn, my turn."
|Evan and Claire are a lapful for story time.|
And that suits Grandpa just fine.
|Not only did Bri color a bunch of pictures, she later|
wrote bunches of numbers and words all over her
pictures-- then asked me what she had written. Hmm.
|I had pictures of Evan and Claire in the pool a while|
back. This was the first day I remembered to bring
the camera out for Hunter and Bri.
|Isn't that the happiest shark you've ever seen?|
|Bri is so proud of her little brother.|
|Here, I think he's a beached whale.|
Actually, he's sliding from the wading pool
over to the pink slip-and-slide pool.
|No injuries, no lost teeth, even with all the |
backwards and headfirst slides.
|Since keeping cool is the primary objective, we do|
more imaginative play than actual swimming. In
fact, I don't know if a goldfish could swim in this pool.
|In Bri's vivid imagination, all these pool toys become|
Grandma's garden vegetables. And Bri is the chef.
|Don't you dare think this means Hunter is tired.|
He's just pretending to be asleep so he won't have
to go home yet. It worked for a little while.
In the next blog, I'll share a few cute videos
that go along with these wonderful summer days.