The 4th is now a happy memory! Lots of fun times spent with family. Nick, LB, and the boys camped next to us. Little boys wore a path between the campers.
We had bought cheap Dollar Tree inflatable beach balls--2 for $1. BEST TOY EVER!!!
|Nick and Boys|
|Why is Nick in the lilac bush?|
|Little Boys threw the ball into the bush!|
The balls survived much hard play! They even got one stuck on the roof of the camper! Max used his as an "exercise ball" on the rocks, laying on it and rolling around. I heard it finally succumbed to Max biting it. Why? Why do little boys do those types of things? Because they are little boys!
Piglet was well exercised! Nick gave rides one afternoon. There is a private quiet road that goes in a big circle--I wonder how many laps Nick did?
In lieu of motorcycle helmets the boys wore their bike helmets. Piglet is not like a big motorcycle, top speed is maybe 40 mph down a hill with the wind. Gentle rides with little boys is much slower. One time we saw two little boys riding with Nick!
Grandma made waffles one morning for breakfast--
Little boys are growing and have healthy appetites.
Another fun Dollar Tree find was Glow in the Dark necklaces. The boys wore these at the night fireworks display. There's always a huge crowd, and the necklaces made it easy to keep track of the boys when we left, walking to our cars. They also made it easier for cars to see little boys! Always a parent and grandparent worry. And the Dollar Tree had other fun glow in the dark items--
Glow in the dark swords! It was pitch dark when I snapped this picture, I should have turned the flash off. The boys had fun with them, and I know the swords were played with in bed that night. ROFL--I bet their parents appreciated that!
All too soon they had to go home, Grandpa will miss his boys--
This was the first time in 20 years Ken took a week of vacation. Usually he takes a few days here and there.
Now its back to volunteering. A beautiful but windy day today. How did you spend your 4th?
~Lori1R in Nebraska~