Steve's brother, Pete, came over from Menasha and spent the afternoon with us watching the game. Steveio set up the big screen tv outside, along with a campfire and a card game of cribbage. I was busy cranking socks during the victory over the Saints. For our half-time meal, I cooked up a crock pot of chili, Pete brought homemade salsa and fresh fruit. Plus I baked up a pan of brownies for dessert at the start of the fourth quarter. (and, of course, the Packers WON)
Yesterday, two of our little grandtots came to visit! Erin brought down Chelsea and Clayton for an afternoon at the campground. The weather was gloriously warm and sunny and lovely. We took a nice long walk around the hiking trails and checked out the cliffs.
There was also a little cliff, just the right size for Chelsea to hop into.
She claimed it for her very own.
We walked around exploring the woods and of course.. the playground!
We did a little bird-watching too... I have a wonderful gift box of a pile of new toys mailed here from my mom in Florida. So Great Grandma Rita is supplying all the grandtots with wonderful treats each time they come to visit us. Chelsea picked out a pair of binoculars to take along on our walk and then she gets to keep them for her very own! We also stopped by the alfalfa fields along the far southern edge of the park, and Chelsea had to pick some little daisies, running fast fast fast to her Mommy to give her the precious prize!
I think this is what Grandparenthood is all about...
spending some one on one time with each grandtot.
Chelsea got a little bit of time.....
Then I hummed some little lullabyes to Clayton as he laid on my chest...
falling fast asleep in my arms.
Oh the sweetness.... it makes me cry to look at these pics Erin took of us.
While Clayton slept, Chelsea helped Granfaddah start a campfire.
They were sure to make Some-Mores over the campfire.
Yummmmm so good.
Ahhh heavenly.... the joys of grandparenting. In a few weeks, there is a big Halloween celebration here in the park, with costume contests, pumpkin carving, hay rides and lots of fun. We are hoping ALL of the grandkids are going to come and join in for the day.....