Our daughter, who counts growing up and getting to spend a tremendous amount of the first 10 years of her life with her Grandmother, recognizes the importance of a child knowing knowing all of their family. As a result when MM was born, she committed to making sure that he KNEW his MS family. She's been letting him come for visits since he was 6 months old and makes a concentrated effort to get him to Mississippi at least two times a year. They live in Phoenix, so that's not the easiest or cheapest thing to do.
Last summer all three, DD, DSIL and MM came for a two month stay. Both parents could telecommute. This summer that wasn't the case, since DD changed jobs within her company and telecommuting wasn 't an option. That said, she sent DSIL and MM for a month long stay. They are set up at the Camp House. I feel like DH and I are running a summer camp, with baseball, soccer, target shooting, archery. These are a couple of pictures of MM. The first is his target with his bow and arrow efforts. To give myself a few small moments of peace, I've got him in Bible School this week, and next week he's going to Day Camp at YMCA camp.
This picture is important since MM and Grandpa have been doing tractor rides since he was 3 months old.
|Great nephew Charles, DH's namesake|
|The great nephews(all brothers on the left) with cousin Dudley(right)|
|Our red headed Lucy Ann|
Remember I was talking about family. Well this weekend one of the nephews was home for the weekend from NC. One of the aunts got us all together for an impromptu meal so that we could all visit with him. I snapped some pictures of the younger generation while we were there.
Finally this is a picture of MM with Coleman. I think it's a great "Cousins" picture.
Needless to say, crafting time for me hasn't happened. Be sure to check back next week, and please join us for the fun. Let us see what you have going on in your world.