Monday, July 11, 2016


 Walt absolutely adores his big brother, Emerson!
He has a special look for him and Emerson definitely makes Walt laugh!
Emerson absolutely adores his little brothr, Walt!
 Emerson is a sock-wearer.  He always puts on a pair before he goes to bed.
Last night, he had these on and took one off.
Why are you taking it off, I asked him.
He said it was bugging him.
So...he slept with one sock on and one sock off...and this was the next day!
 Emerson loves to make faces..
I love how Walt is looking at him.

 This is my very favorite!

 I see wresting in the future!
 Emily rescued Walt from the wrestling match...
She might be doing a lot of that in the future!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hanging out with Emerson and Walt on June 29th




We were all having a lot of fun, but I think Walt was having the most...well, after me!

Saturday, July 09, 2016


 On June 27th, Monday, I took off to go hang out with Emerson, Walt, Gabe & Emily.
 I was playing with Walt while the rest of his family was watching something on TV.

 See how his brow is furrowed?  He was trying to figure out what the little light was that kept going off on my camera.  I wasn't using a flash, but it's a little light that will flash when I start to focus.

 Ok, enough of that!
He went back to playing.

This is one precious little man...
and a very happy little guy, too!

Friday, July 08, 2016

A few more pics from May 30th

 Walt is just a little guy.
He didn't get to go to Benjamin's birthday party and he was feeling a little left out.
No worries, Walt! 
 We took Emerson home and stayed awhile to visit with Walt (and his parents).
He's eating some food I fed him some lunch.
 Emerson was absorbed in his video game...
It's a baseball video game...

We didn't stay too was a Monday and we needed to get home.
Being able to see Walt and his parents made the weekend almost complete!

We saw 2/3 of our kids and 4/5 of our grandkids!
Not too bad, but not perfect!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Benjamin's 7th Birthday party!

I can't remember now what time the party started...maybe 3 p.m.?
But the boys were watching the clock. 
As usual, so many start out on the trampoline!
 William had these two chairs within this framework.
He also had my phone...
He'd been taking pictures...
now he had another subject..

 Emerson spent most of his party time at the basketball net!

 I just love these of William taking pictures of this little girl!

 There were quite a few of the kids who I've watched grow up since they were tiny..
in the original play group Lindsey and Benjamin went to when he was an infant!

 This little guy wanted to play baseball!

 Lindsey and Donnie have the perfect home for parties!
For kids, there is room to play sports, plus the basketball hoop, plus a swingset with a slide and a little fort, plus the trampoline!

 Emerson got involved with a soccer game...sort of a game!

 Carla and Alan's little guy, Nicholas, is definitely into his baseball!

 Do you think baseball makes him happy?

 It was time to sing to the birthday boy!!!

 Yum!  Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting!
I think the birthday boy ate 3!

 It was fun hanging out with Don and Susan!
I think the adults have just as much fun as the kids, if not more!

 This seems like a new trend, a trend I really like.  
Gifts are opened after the party.

 Donnie and Lindsey didn't have Benjamin open all the gifts.  They were going to spread it out over a few days.  Pretty smart idea! 

It was definitely a fun day...a day to celebrate Benjamin turning 7 years old!

Happy Birthday to you, Benjamin!!!