Saturday, June 27, 2015

Inside Out

Maria invited me to go to the movie, Inside Out, with her and Cordelia and Elise. We were there plenty early to spend a few moments together before the movie.

Really, what kind of mother gives an innocent little sweetie rabbit ears?

Actually, the FUN kind I think.

As it turned out, it was really a pleasant movie. The characters were fun, there was lots of humor and it has an imaginative premise. Actually, it was one of the best movies I have seen in awhile!  Afterward, Cordelia told me today was one of the best days ever. She really enjoyed it as well.

So, grab a kid or two and take them to a movie. Or, just take yourself. I think you will enjoy it. I sure did! 

Just Elise








Sunday, June 21, 2015

Muddy Mountain X 2

We went to Muddy Mountain this week... twice!  In the eleven years we've lived in this area I think we've been to Muddy Mountain only a couple of times.  However, we've had friends tell us how beautiful the wildflowers are right now so Saturday Mike and I decided to go take a look.  We were NOT disappointed!

We took some short trails and just wandered around a bit.

The views are spectacular!

Isn't Wyoming pretty?

Bode had a good time.

The flowers were so impressive, thanks to all the rain we've had.

Crazy beautiful wildflowers.

 ...and more wildflowers.

Just look at this scene!

I know that many people in this world never get to see so 
much space, wide and open. I love it!

Anyway, it was so breathtaking, we decided to invite the 
rest of our local family up there for a Father's Day Picnic.

 It was a great day!

Sam came along.
We were just missing Ben and Sara, as well as our adopted family member, Laura.

Is your heart just melting?

One of my happiest things is knowing our little granddaughters
have a great Daddy. That means so much to our peace of mind!

Doesn't it look like Elise is floating?

I took lots of photos of the little girls.
Big surprise, huh? 
I will post some more soon.

Two Dads

Seriously, Sam can be acting absolutely geeky but he has this incredible
skill for snapping into serene composure for all photos.

And one last photo.
It's a good one and I am particularly proud of it.
I think Eric will be proud of it as well.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Conversations With the Girls

I love spending time with my granddaughters. They are really interesting people!  I love their little conversations. Let me share a few from this week.

Just yesterday Elise told me that she came from her Mom's tummy and that Delia came from their Daddy's tummy. When I told her that Daddies don't get to have babies in them, she was shocked and exclaimed, "Then who's tummy did Delia come from?"  

We were having lunch at our hospital cafeteria when this conversation occurred. Shortly after that, while waiting for the elevator, we saw the doctor who delivered both the girls. We chatted with him a bit and I said, " He is the doctor who helped you be born." Cordelia looked serious, trying to figure that out. He smiled and said, "You probably don't remember me." Funny guy. 

Last week-end I took the girls to "walk over cars" again. Don't worry, no cars or granddaughters were harmed. We don't walk ON them, just over them via the walk over dealy.  I will show you in a minute.

Anyway, on the way there, Elise said, " Grandma, why do you love us so much?" 

Isn't that an interesting question from a two-and-three-quarter year old? I responded that I would love them no matter what because they were my grandchildren but told her it was easy because they were both so kind and smart and beautiful and sweet. She added her favorite quality, " And funny! "

Elise has always referred to Cordelia and Delia. It is sweet. Yesterday, though, I overheard Cordelia telling her it was probably time for her to start calling her Cordelia. Elise just matter of factly accepted this and said, "OK."

OK. Here are this year's photos of the girls walking over cars. It is always windy up there, which adds to the fun.

After all the dancing and twirling, they got to play at the playground on the other side.

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