Saturday, July 11, 2009


We have just had the most wonderful three days. Maxwell came to my door first, I opened it and there was the cutest little blond haired, blue eye, biggest smile, arms opened, little 4 year old ever. He was so exited to come to the staycation and he wanted to give me a great big hug. NEXT was the little 18 month old blond haired, blue eyed, big smile, arms stretched out wide girl. She wanted a hug from grandmacinny. And then, of course my Jackson, a very handsome blond haired, blue eyed 8 year old young man. He pushed past me, while of course touching my shoulder, with a serious look in his eyes, bringing in some gear, grunting. And that's how it is!

Mom JoDell and her best (adopted) sister Haley, who by the way, both gave me a hug and brought gear in.

We spent the next 3 1/2 hours at the "Farm Country" at Thanksgiving point. Pictures were taken with my daughters camera, I forgot to take mine.

Lunch at Appleebees.

Craft time: We all made a very sparkley and shinny personalized book mark with jewels and grow grain ribbon. Jackson even liked it!

Naps and tramp.

Material girls, where we found the perfect skirt and dress patterns for the girls. Material of Course.

Then dinner with Papa at "Sweet Home Chicago Pizza" in the District.

The new Harry Potter game, with treats, then bed. Only grandma was down two hrs earlier then everybody.


Chocolate chip pancakes with fresh strawberries and whip cream and crispy bacon and juice.

Two hours of new fun at the new park in Day Break. While grandmacinny and Mia took a nap.

Sandwiches, salads, pickles, nuts, Choc. Chip cookies, and Chips were put in the cooler on ice and we went to Herriman on a picnic with Great Grandma and Grandpa Jarrett. They have a beautiful park across the street. Then we played for a couple hours at the splash pond, at the park, behind Great Grandma and Grandpa's.

Home for naps, grandma and Mia.

We wanted to stay home for dinner and eat all the left over pizza and stuffed bread sticks, homemade chocolate malts, Harry Potter movies, conversation's and confusion.



Big slid at Burger King. French sticks and syrup and play play play. That's the only picture I took.

I sent JoDell and Hayley to the nursery. They came home with three good size perrennial Black Eyed Susans. They planted them in my garden while I played ball with Mia and Max.

My cup is filled. Having Haley with us made it much nicer. She was the children's first babysitter and has been there for 9 years. They love her. And so do I.

Thank you all for coming!


  1. wow, lots of grandbabies with blonde hair and blue eyes! You guys didn't go can you with children around, its eat eat play and then eat and play.
    See why you hit the bed early and took a nap!
    And I see why your cup is filled.
    Glad to hear your parents aren't too far from you and glad they are both still living, thats really neat.
    We watched Bryces 1 year old all evening and it's so precious, I just never wanted to put her down.
    Jodell would be lots of fun to hang out with, she's a great... mommy!

  2. Wow Cindy, you have been a very busy lady! Sounds like you have a wonderful family. All of the food sounds yummy too. I love your blog just the way it was. I don't like things to change, kind of like to stick with a good thing, but I am sure whatever you do will be perfect!