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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday - Vacation Part One

Five on Friday - it has been a hectic and delightful 2 weeks, with our son and his wonderful family visiting from West Virginia.  Lots of family get togethers (our daughters and their families live here in Bellingham), trips to the park, shopping, breakfast and brunches at restaurants and with friends - barbecues, water fights, balloons, parties - just all around fun - plus our son did lots of work around the house for us and our daughter-in-law did a lot of the cooking while they were here - more about that later.

They left on Wednesday and our house is so quiet - not at all like the fun we had when they were here - things are back in order - breakables have been brought back out (we didn't want our 4 year old grandson to get hurt on anything breakable) and we've settle back into our "old folks" ways again.  Not nearly as much fun as a house bursting with family.

Here are five things we did on vacation (this is just part one of vacation)

 1. We had a picnic in Washington Park in Anacortes

 And saw a seal there - what a lucky shot that I caught someone pointing at the seal - they were sitting quite a ways closer to the bay and I just happened to get their hand in the shot of the seal
 And took a walk in Washington Park
 2. We went to the museum - Grampy liked the kids' farm in the museum
 Donnie like the Farmers' Market in the museum

 3. We ate popsicles
 And giant tomatoes
 4. We played with Grampy - and wore cowboy hats (with a Cookie Monster hat on top of the cowboy hat)
 5. We had a big birthday party - combining several birthdays 
 6. (one extra) and we got new suitcases - it was a very fun vacation


Rowan said...

Really glad that you had so much fun with your family.

Cecilia said...

Looks like great fun to me too.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Precious memories, and the sun shone! Perfect!

Julie Fukuda said...

Such fun!

Amy at love made my home said...

Definitely five - or six! - fantastic things!!!! Of course you need a cookie monster hat on top of the cowboy hat, that is the way that all the best cowboys are wearing them this year! That tomato is enormous isn't it! Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you are having a great weekend! xx

mamasmercantile said...

Such a lovely five on Friday, sounds like a wonderful time had by all there is nothing like spending quality time with family.

A Colorful World said...

What a delightful time with family! I know you enjoyed every minute! Very cool to celebrate several birthdays together while they were there. The little guy is a cutie...looks like he really enjoyed Grampy!

J said...

What a fun week! It sounds like you packed a lot into it, while still keeping everything relaxed and stress-free!
I laughed at your "back to our old folks ways" comment! Was just thinking the same thing myself after a week of Grandma Camp! I both enjoy, and feel sad over the profound quiet after they've left. And we are back to doddering around by ourselves instead of running an energetic bed and breakfast/day care/summer campground at a high octane pace!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad you've had a fun vacation with family. Enjoy!

Kay said...

You've been busy! Donnie's getting big! (I love his picture with Grampa!)
It's nice to have things quiet down after visitors but sometimes it's too quiet! I wish our family lived closer so we didn't have to try to pack so much into what time we have together.