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Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Musings

This past weekend was all about family.  We went to a  memorial service for Mr. Eva's sister in Millinocket, Maine, who passed away last spring.  Mr. E got to visit with several of his nieces and nephews at lunch and in the afternoon, and then we had dinner in the evening with his cousin Jimmy outside of Bangor.

On Saturday we zoned out for most of the day, as the trip to Millinocket was a long and tiring one.  Then on Saturday night we babysat two of my grandsons:

      Carter, who will turn 5 in December

    And Austin, who is 9 and a half.

I agreed to babysit reluctantly, because we were really exhausted from the previous day, but those two were a joy!   They were as good as gold for us.  They played games on their Wii that they'd brought with them, and then we watched the movie Ghostbusters and ate popcorn.  They were so well-behaved and never argued with each other even once.  They took turns playing the games, and each surrendered the controls voluntarily when his turn was up.


They did not at all act like the little devils they appear to be in the above photo!

Then on Sunday, we wanted to attend our 7 year old granddaughter Allie's soccer game.  We drove to the game, but could not park anywhere close to the field where her game was taking place, so instead we went to her house after the game to congratulate her on her team's win.  
She understood that we missed the game because her Papa Joe's knees don't permit him to walk long distances and seemed content that we paid her a visit at home.  And guess what?  Allie likes to write stories; she was working on one in between watching a movie on the tv.   (A future blogger in the making?)


Her big brother Nick who's 10 and a half was mowing the lawn for his Dad.  
It wasn't a small job...the lawn is huge.  This is part of the back lawn, and there's more on the front side of the house.   He takes his job very seriously.

We enjoyed spending time with family, especially the grandkids!  I was really tired after all that and went to bed by 10:00 last night!

Did you have a good weekend?

EVA

16 comments:

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Eva, Your grandkids are all beautiful. Glad you got to spend some quality time with them.
Hope you're rested up from the trip.
xo jj

JackieA said...

Eva, your grandchildren are gorgeous! It must be a good feeling to spend time with them. I pray that you and the enigmatic Mr. E are blessed with long and healthy lives so you can watch them grow and also be there when they hit important milestones.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You're so fortunate to have your family living so close by. I'm happy for you and Mr. Eva!

Rest up, girl. You don't need to catch a cold or the flu.

Brian Miller said...

nice...sounds like you had all kinds of fun family to see this weekend...hope the service went welll...

Kristina P. said...

They look slightly devious but adorable!

Sue said...

Glad you had fun with the grandkids. I just got home from a week with mine, so my weekend was half travel and half recovery!

=)

JennyMac said...

Love the pics of your grandkids...SO cute Eva!

Kelley said...

What cute grandkids! I bet your granddaughter will be such a funny blogger, if she's anything like her grandmother. I have an Austin, too. He's almost 7.

(I had a great weekend!)

Pat said...

Your grandkids are adorable....and remember.....you get to go home afterwards!

Al Penwasser said...

A sad reason to go, but Millinocket is a wonderful place. Glad your weekend was filled with the love of family and breathtaking New England scenery.

The PharMA said...

Hi Eva! I'm so glad to have found your blog...what beautiful grandchildren you have :) And a wonderful blog:) Thank you again for your comment and I look forward to following you :)

The PharMA
http://phar-ma.com/

Eva Gallant said...

PharMa: I'm glad you found my blog, too! Welcome!

SherilinR said...

sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with some wonderful kids! no fighting, writing stories & doing chores... many other kids could take some lessons from them.

The Frisky Virgin said...

How cute are all of your grandchildren?! Absolutely adorable!!! I'm so glad you have a wonderful weekend--family weekends are the best weekends.

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: Thanks, they are special!

gayle said...

Love the pictures of your grandkids! I know you love spending time with them!