Days of Grand Kids

I have been so behind on posting, and I will for now blame it on too much going on around this place. Last week we had a proverbial house full of people as all of the grandchildren and most of the children were here for Father’s Day weekend. It sort of started because James’ family decided they needed a Haak reunion. By the way the next one will be in three years and will be held in Aberdeen.

Anyway, the Saturday of the reunion excluded we were at our house except for Nate and Victoria who left on Sunday morning for Las Vegas. Yup, they had their big summer vacation in the desert in the middle of the hottest week in years. Vic said one day they smelled this weird plastic sort of smell and came to realize it was the smell of shoes melting. Yikes, not for me, and Nate who really can’t handle heat said it was enough of an experience for him. I am guessing future vacations to deserts will be during the winter. Ha!!

Do were was I? Oh yes the grandkids. They had a great time playing on the swing set and for the younger of age, as in David, it was a hoot just to climb up and down the porch steps. I have posted a line up of pictures of them all playing outside on the day that Jess and her family had to return to Jamestown.

Kenlee & Jaxon going from chain to chain.

Ana running blow

Alyse came to join in the fun on the slide later on.

 

 

 

 

.

David on the steps

Marshal was letting us know that he wanted to stay.

Marshall and Lily with Alyse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been over a week since they were all here, and though the house should feel empty, we are still finding a few items here and there that were left behind. I think it will be a great reason to make a trip to Jamestown after we return from our jaunt to General Synod. We did run out to Dickinson on Monday night to see Jaxon’s last regular season soccer match. What a hoot that was. As we were leaving, I was thinking of how much we still had to do in terms of packing and planning and getting organized to fly to Baltimore on Thursday morning, but not James. No, his reaction as we were hitting the Interstate was, “Next year, we need a copy of all the kid’s sports schedules so we can go to as many things as possible.” Yes, this said, these plans made by the man who is still coaching Jr. high football and varsity track. Everyone is pushing that he should retire (well everyone meaning his daughters) and he is figuring how we can attend even more events. All this while I am thinking that no wonder I am tired, the wheels are never allowed to rest at our place. As Paulina would say, “You picked him.” I suppose she is right.

Well time to close this one up. Hope you are enjoying your summer!!

Jaxon in love

In the sandbox with "that girl."

In the sandbox with “that girl.”

Jaxon with two girls on their swings.

Jaxon with two girls on their swings.


As is usually the case, the day that someone is leaving a place, they find a friend or a favorite past time. This morning Jaxon woke up talking about a girl. He wanted to see “that girl.” Tonight when we finally got home from Bismarck where Nate and Victoria signed the final papers, he threw a complete fit about “that girl.” As is turns out, he wanted to play with the middle daughter of the minister who lives next door.

Victoria made the comment this morning about dad and the minister next door both having the name James with a last initial of H. I also noted that they both have three daughters. Vic thought it would be confusing for the people in the area. I think it is hilarious.

Well as luck would have it the four black chickens owned by the minister came into our yard and Jaxon chased them back. The girls looked out the window and he said hi. Pretty soon they came outside and well, the rest is history. Check out the photos above. I tried not to show the faces of the girls since I don’t have permission to post them, but hopefully you get the drift. I pretty much think it is total infatuation!!

Carrie On Happy

The random thoughts and happenings of an eternal optimist...

timogarden

Ecological gardening and food processing in Sweden

Bee Organized with Pamela

To help you organize and contain your clutter. Sharing tips with you.

Alive and Piecing

Navigating Life with 4 Poodles, 2 Teens, & an Obsession for Quilting

Empty Nest, Full Life

Formerly: PostDepartumDepression Thoughts about the "post Mommy" years of life

bunny totem knits

knitting a spiritual, intellectual, emotional life

stitchinggrandma

Quilting and Sewing projects and the occasional craft

Mostly Not New

Exploring alternatives to constantly buying new crap

rachelmankowitz

The Cricket Pages

Missy's Crafty Mess

knitting, crochet, yarn dyeing, cross stitch, books, cats, and family recipes. My journey through grief and loss...

Lillian's Cupboard

I store all kinds of things about cooking, quilting and some surprises in my cupboard. Check it out.

Wishful Thinking

A fine WordPress.com site

Pommie Sheila

The musings and escapades of an emigre down under

Ramblin' through Dave's Garden

Garden and Pond stuff

DaniellaJoe's Blog

crochet is my favorite fiber art and my goal is to become a real artist...

Garden Walk Garden Talk

The Greater Garden of Nature

Writing from Scotland

by Christine Laennec

Agrigirl's Blog

Placemaking for Healthier Communities and a Healthier Planet

SARAH THE GARDENER

Real Gardening in my Real Garden

Seasweetie's Pages

One Woman On A Quest for Peace, Joy and the Write Words

So It Goes

North Dakota Representative District 12 thoughts and ramblings

tom.basson

healthy (body+mind+spirit) = healthy soul

My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

Ramblings from an obsessed knitter

Nature and Wildlife Pics

Photos of Birds, Bugs, and Buds

Buzy Day

The adventure of NikkiM

I Love To Go A Gardening

Growing Our Life in Northern Michigan

Simply Grateful Housewife

Finding happiness despite the cobwebs and dirty dishes.

The Ramblings of a Knitting Goddess

I knit. I laugh. I dream.

It's not really about me...

...its about a creative journey of faith

Grassroots & Gardening

A passion for journalism and gardening

The Renegade Seamstress

Refashions Beyond My Wildest Seams

go go little red

Craftin' each day as if it's the last!

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Birthplace of James Madison and Southern Plantation

The Inbox Jaunt

From Doodle to Design

Travel. Garden. Eat.

Enjoy the good things in life ~ you can always clean tomorrow!