Saturday, August 25, 2018

Time Flies

Time has been flying here lately. I don't know what the deal is with that!

We had a great time with Mr. Milo - he was able to spend 5 days with us on the Sprucehaven and, broken hand aside, we all enjoyed it.

There were movies (and Ice Cream). We liked the color of this Ice Cream (Cotton Candy) but we were under impressed with the flavor.

A LOT of video games - I haven't played actual video games in a LONG time. I think I used to be better at them : /

There was dog loving too. The hounds just adore the Grandkids.

He was able to do quite a bit of golf card driving too but that took place while I was at work so - no pictures. He also got to run the wood splitter.

Normally he would have spent a lot of time riding bike but that wasn't happening. He really wanted to split wood with the maul and wedges but that isn't a one handed sport either. He'll have plenty of time for those things when he gets healed up. We weren't sure what we would do with him since he couldn't do the things he normally would but it all worked out fine and it was just a nice, slower paced visit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Oh, Milo!

While getting ready to go in for Franko's Birthday party on Sunday I got a text from Ang - from the E.R. (heart sink), Milo had hurt his hand and she thought it could be broken. It was.

He let his temper get the better of him and decided to punch the floor. Well, it punched back in the form of a "Boxer's Fracture". I don't think he'll be doing that again anytime soon. He was slated to come out to our place for a little vaca before school started. Well, he is here but his activities have been sharply impacted. Today he got the cast on and that's for 4 weeks. It may impact the first couple weeks of Taekwondo but the Doc thinks it will heal up just fine.

What a face.

Anyway, Franko's birthday was fun. He got mostly hunting stuff since that's what his current interest is. Well, besides growing his hair out. He turned 14 this year.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

This and That

This week was hot/humid here again (uffda!) so I didn't spend much time outside. I did tackle hosing off and shampooing the hounds though. They sure get stinky, must be something with hounds.

Our eldest Crystal celebrated her 37th BD in Omaha, NE. this year. Sounds like she had a great time. Monday the 6th was the oldest Grandsons 14th BD - 14! We will celebrate with him this Sunday. Time sure flies...

Frank's been having a hard time with the air this week, there's an air quality issue due to the fires in Ontario. It's been pretty hazy around here and mixed with the heat and humidity it's pretty unbearable. I am thankful that we are not in a wildfire zone though and my heart goes out to those that are, and to the firefighters battling those blazes.

I plan on trying to see the meteor shower that is forecast for tonight. I don't know if it will be as visible with the hazy conditions but we'll give it a whirl.

P.S. We won!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Rowan Time

Last night was Rowan's FIRST overnighter all by himself. No brother. Just him.

We had a grand old time.

There was card playing - he really likes UNO (Grampa won that one)

There was game time after bath time in the big bathtub (a ritual with the boys)

And morning hide and seek after his breakfast favorite - Waffles (funfetti one's this time).

We treasure these overnighters and, I believe, they do too.

Sunny update - notice the tall kid in the back.

P.S. We won last week - Huzzah!