Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ice Cream on a Hot Day

We spent time with Bradley and his cousins yesterday at BYU.
First, we had a delicious lunch in the Cougareat.
Note to self:  This was a lot of fun -- do it again in July.
I have not had a milkshake for 10 years.  I went overboard yesterday, but I shared with anyone who had a straw, and plenty did.
I love the Bean Museum for many reasons.
First of all, kids love it.  Second, Bradley's cousins showed me this fun video.
For the first time ever, I got lost in the museum.  However, I didn't know I was lost until I found everyone else.  If you are noticing Papa Ben's purse, please know that he is very secure in his masculinity and loves carrying it for me.
The best place to study a spotted skunk is here.
Then, ice cream at the Creamery!
Bradley enjoyed Earnestly Chocolate.
I love spending time with Melissa.
And her family!
Papa Ben treated everyone.  He's the best that way.
To my amusement, Adam wasn't aware that the child he was feeding was asleep.  It was a long but way fun afternoon!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Ready, Aim, Fire!

We had fun at the pool today.
Sammie helped Bradley get up in the air.
Melissa knows exactly how to encourage him.
Of course, Bradley loves to make a big splash.
Bradley's cousins joined us.  Caleb spotted Ben and said, "I want to be on your team."
I have a healthy supply of guns.
Children became human shields.
Sometimes the babies had guns.
Holding a baby was not always a protection.
Fortunately, the kids didn't mind getting wet.
Marian has a good aim.
So does Bradley.
Emily enjoyed the morning.
But she knows how to shoot the guns, too.
Caleb's team stayed in the game.
Although things did not always go well.
Andrew took this seriously.
For awhile the little kids had their own team.
No one was exempt from getting wet.
Sammie shot at everyone.
In the end, Ben's team was the one to be on.
After the pool, we all enjoyed pork from the Big Green Egg.  Sammie cooked.
I cut up a watermelon.
I also made a new potato salad recipe from Carolyn.
How did the day end?  With ice cream!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Morning with Bradley

I taught Bradley how to play Mexican Train this morning.  He liked this game a lot!
While I made breakfast, he worked on a favorite skill game.  This is tricky, but the grandkids love it.
He asked if he could build something with my Perler beads.  The R2D2 pattern is new.
Bradley loves puzzles.  I love puzzles.  A perfect combination!
All too soon, Bradley and his dad were off to a wedding.  Boots were part of their attire.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bradley Hiked the Y!

Bradley and his dad got up early this morning to hike the Y.
They had a fun climb, and I made breakfast when they got home.
While waiting for his bagel, Bradley built a spaceship with my Legos.  He was very proud, as it was the most complicated design he'd built without instructions.
After the exciting adventure of the morning, Bradley was too tuckered out to do much.  He was delighted when I put in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
After awhile, there were two watchers...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Victory Dance

The morning began with Bradley building a temple with my magnets.
Next item on the agenda:  homemade cheese bagels for breakfast.
Later in the day we enjoyed a game of Go Fish!  Guess who won?
Bradley has a victory dance which is worth the price of losing.
One of Bradley's favorite games is Uno.  I was sure I didn't have Uno cards, but I told Sammie where to look just in case.  He found an unopened box of Harry Potter Uno cards.  I'm not intending to mix genres, but this was very impressive.  I still lost.
Friends of Sammie's joined us for dinner.  Only before Ben ate the very last bite did I remember to reach for my camera next to me on the table.
Bradley especially had a really fun time.