Sunday, January 28, 2018
So last weekend we went shopping and started with the bedspread. Then sheets and rugs, and finally paint.
Here they are late at night, doing nails:
Love, Val, Kari and Julia
This is a big deal for Cub Scouts, and it went very well. This is a small Cub Scout pack at their small school--everyone knows each other. Those beautiful cars were so much work to create, as well as trying to involve the kids so they feel ownership of the creation. They were sick, including the parents, but the Pinewood Derby must happen!
So Congratulations boys, on a race well run.
Love, Grandma and Grandpa
Friday, January 26, 2018
It was a gorgeous, warm, sunny day, just absolutely perfect.
(You are a good sport.)
Julia put these old pictures of the two of you on Instagram, so sweet.
There are many things about you we appreciate. You show up and take care of things. You don't nitpick. If there is a situation or a problem or a project someone asks for help with? You are there, doing whatever needs to be done, no matter how ridiculous the job or how terrible the weather.
Besides your own business and all those customers, you also cook and do laundry and tend unruly grandbabies late in the afternoon. You accompany me on real estate appointments whenever I ask.
This is an old story, but it's kind of true to you. Back in the day, the kids thought apple cores disappeared.
They'd eat an apple in the car, throw the core on the floor, and over a few days it would wither and then disappear.
They did not realize that on Wednesday night when you were putting the trash cans to the curb, you'd take a pass through the cars and remove any trash.
Hello? Your Father. Remover of all apple cores.
We loved you then, silly little lump of a doll, and we love you now.
Grandma, aka Val, plus EVERYBODY