Ain’t it Grand!

Ain’t It Grand!

BEES

Mr. Menace, 5 yr old Autumn, Me, 7 yr old Chloe

Last Friday, our grandkids came from Tennessee for a weekend of fun, and FUN it was! They arrived around lunch time and we hit up Dairy Queen for some chicken and burgers and the main event…… ICE CREAM!

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When “Ninny” is around (me), they get to have special drinks! You know the ones… sugar filled, caffeinated… but only one, haha! The rest of the time its still water. There was much giggling and laughter and tall tales during lunch.

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Mr. Menace went back to the office after lunch. Mom wanted to go clothes shopping but Chloe was against it, so we sent Mom off to Maurices to buy herself some clothes, and we three went to the grocery store and dollar store for supplies. Supplies? Yes, supplies. Not only did we need some food to eat, but we had some grand plans for fun!

It was H O T,  so when we got home we played in the hot tub (or maybe I should call it a cool tub since we didn’t heat up the water in it) all afternoon and on into the evening!

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They have learned the art of silly photos from some older cousins. LOL

Later that evening, when Mr. Menace came home, he had a new outfit for the girls to try on.

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Chloe was excited and ready to explore the bees. Autumn thought she would just watch from a safe distance with Ninny.

But first, bed. The girls asked me if they could sleep with me in our king size bed. I told them it would be up to Mr. Menace because that would mean he would have to sleep somewhere else. Of course when they asked him, he agreed.

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Both girls were tired and went to sleep pretty quick, with me scratching their backs. I, however, felt like a grilled cheese sandwich all night. LOL And BOY do they put out some heat! It was totally worth it when they’d sleepily open their eyes and put a tiny arm around me. And since I could catch up my sleep after they went home!

Saturday morning, before it got too hot, Chloe and Mr. Menace suited up and went out to explore the hives.

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BEES

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Mr. Menace enlisting help getting zipped up from Autumn.

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Ready to go!

BEES

BEES

Next on our agenda was preparation for our feature plan, a Lemonade Stand! We took our poster board and markers outside and made signs for our stand.

Lemonade

Lemonade

Then we started decorating our sales table and guests tables and hanging the signs. And finally it was time to make the lemonade and bake the cookies!

Lemonade

Lemonade

Lemonade

Lemonade

Open for business! Sugar cookies and Lemonade, only a quarter each.

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Our first customers were some strange people from a far away land….

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Lemonade

Lemonade

Lemonade

Maybe discussing the rate of exchange??

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They seemed to enjoy their visit to our country and said the snacks were tasty!

Our next customers were fun! Two more of our grandchildren came to purchase snacks and play.

Lemonade

Lemonade

Lemonade

Four of our seven grands: Phoebe 4, Sadie, 6, Autumn 5, Chloe 7

After all that work, we decided we should indulge and get ourselves a cookie before we sold out!

Lemonade

And then it was play time. They all got on the trampoline, held hands and sang one of their Sunday school songs. It was so sweet.

Trampoline

Trampoline

The girls then decided to create some art with the left over poster paper and markers.

Lemonade

After lunch we bounced back and forth between playing in the hot tub (cool tub) and jumping on the trampoline. To make it bearable on the trampoline, we set up the sprinkler underneath it to keep us cool.

 

Are you having an extremely hot July? How are you keeping cool?

 

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16 comments

  1. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick from my Commenters at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me on Wednesday evening and to see your feature and grab your badge! All hosts choose their own features so be sure to return to my blog I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon.

  2. andi says:

    Holy poo…I’m gone five minutes and you completely change up your blog. Love the grandkid post. My first grandchild will most likely appear next month! I have no idea how to deal with that. =D

    -andi

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Andi! So glad you are back. haha Just know that once you get that live doll in your arms, you don’t have to know how to deal with it. You will be hooked. 🙂

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Edye! I do treasure those memories of spending the night with Granny and Granddaddy! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    What fun the grand girls have at your home! The bee keeper experience is the best, and I would have stopped by for lemonade if I lived near by.
    Yes, hot here in TX. 😉

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Sarah! I lived in TX for 5 years before moving here. Thanks for visiting and virtually having a glass of lemonade with me. 🙂

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Wendi, You are so right! And I have to say that I have never met another Wendi. My younger sister’s name was spelled that way. 🙂

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