Sunday, July 25, 2010

A week of fun with grandkids!

Jake and Paige were here from Texas for a week with Nana and Papa.  Or should I say their cousins!  They were together a bunch.  And that is fine with me.  They play well together and it keeps them happy.

We went to Frontier City, an amusement park, one evening.  It has been really hot in Oklahoma and we were not going to be miserable all afternoon.  At least Nana wasn't.  :)  They loved it.  Lyndey, the youngest wasn't tall enough to ride all the rides, but enough to keep her smiling.  She did talk her Papa into riding the Tilt-A-Whirl with her.  Bad mistake on Papa's decision.  He felt bad the rest of the evening!!  I knew I couldn't do it and I guess his time has come too. 

The biggest hit was the river renegade ride.  They loved it.  Everyone got saturated including Stacey, my daughter, who had to buy some clothes to come home in.

The picture at the top was taken as we first got to the park and they were not happy.  They wanted to get on with the rides, not picture taking.  It is so difficult to get all four together and smiling!!  I keep trying though.

Lyndey sitting pretty!
Paige, Kayley and Lyndey
Uncle Mike helping Jake shoot!
Rob and my son-in-law, Mike, took Jake out for a shooting lesson with, as Jake says, "real guns".  They had 22s.  Between Rob and Mike they had several and Jake enjoyed it very much.  And the guys said he shot surprisingly well.  Rob and Mike are both very cautious with guns and even Nana put in her two cents in before they left asking him if he knew the number one rule with guns.  He looked up at me like I was nuts and said "Yes, Nana, everyone knows that--don't point the gun at any person".  I was so proud.  His mother is not a lover of guns and though she knew they were going and they would protect her son, I think was glad she wasn't here to worry about it. 

During the week we also went fishing, not much luck there though.  Too hot for fish even.  Jake loves trying though.  He really has patience for a 9 year old--at least when it's fishing.  We made cookies, a must, even decorating them.  We also went swimming several times and did some geocaching.  Paige is my little geocacher.  We even found a travel bug she's taking back to Texas.  We also tried to make a worm farm.  Our worms DIED.  It's so dry here, I couldn't find any worms in the soil, so I went to Wal-Mart and bought some.  Of course, they had been kept in a refrigerator and when we brought them home and put them in the container, they went into shock (so hot again) and died.  It was a good idea we'll try again another day!  They loved messing with the worms anyway and come to think about it, that may have been the reason the poor things didn't make it!

It was a fun week and I'm so happy they get to come and enjoy Oklahoma with their families up here.  BUT, Nana and Papa are sure enjoying today, if you know what I mean! 


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  2. Thanks for posting the pics. They had a blast with Nana and Papa and the cousins!!!

    Love, Julie