Saturday, June 4, 2016

summer kick off!

Last weekend we had perfect summery weather for the Memorial Day weekend!  And it was a very full and tiring weekend!  
Started out with shopping on Friday night, then Saturday a full day at the beach with Bethany and the three oldest grand pies Violet, Marla and Torry.   

Its a lot of work getting everything packed up and ready to go.. but once we are there... its so worth it all!  

The kids all love the beach and play so well there!  and the water was absolutely clear and calm (and extra shallow for some reason).  The kids all wore their "puddle dumpers" as Violet calls them.. just to be on the safe side! 

Probably the hardest part of going to the beach is packing up to come home.  Then you're dealing with lots of wet sandy things... and wet and sandy children..  not to mention tired children!

But I think its all worth it.  Though I have considered going back myself today,  with out children! lol!  I don't think I am though.. I think I might go treasure hunting and then start my patriotic decorating inside!  not sure yet.  I need a day to just do what ever.  Some time to my selfie!

So.. after the day at the beach, I spent Sunday cleaning and making salads and running around getting the house and yard in order for our memorial day family gathering.   Jennifer and I ended up running around in search of a new pool because the kids big blow up pool had sprung a leak.  thankfully we found one!  Then of course it had to be blown up and filled once I got it home.  I also put out the baby pool for the littler pies!  

Aren't they stinking cute!?
Anyways everyone came over on memorial day and we had a really nice day.

We had lots of goodies to eat and perfect weather!

burgers, sausage and hot dogs!  I could eat some of them right now in fact!  lol!  

The girls all brought stuff over too.. Tiffany made these yummy fruity kabobs,  Nessa made a pasta salad, Bethany made broccoli salad and Jen brought stuff for root beer floats and lots of chips and dips!

We ate well!  and it was a really nice day.  the kids were great and spent most of the time playing in the pools.

 And by the end of the day I was beyond exhausted!  
And now, here we are at another weekend.   This one will be a little bit more laid back, but Friday night did start out with two parties.  a lake wedding shower with the girls from work and then Bethany had a lululala clothes party.  Really I cant remember what its called.  lalaroe.. or something like that lularoe maybe..   home at about 10:00 ate some lemon pie and went to bed!
So lets see what this weekend brings.   
Have a great one bloggy pies!!!


Musings from Kim K. said...

I really love how close your family is and that you get together often to celebrate. What fun memories your grands will have of their childhood. I'm getting ready to pack up a bunch of 9 & 10 year olds from Josie's Nancy Drew slumber party. I had forgotten how squeally and LOUD they can be at this age. Hugs!

donna said...

You have been a busy gal. What fun. How exciting that your beach is so clear and you can see your feet. Galveston is yucky brown water and you can not see your feet unless you are at the very beginning of the water. Love seeing you grand pies having so much fun. They are so cute. Hope you have a beautiful weekend my dear.


You and your family sure do have FUN!! Isn't the water cold??? I hope you find a treasure or 2 this weekend an enjoy your ME time!

Cindy said...

I love those pictures at the beach! We are going to take out grandson to the dunes this summer, but it's an hour and a half away. Hope he can stand that long drive. Anyways, your Memorial Day looked like fun and i hope you have a good Sunday!

Marlynne said...

What a good Grandma you are! Such Festive table and House decorations! Yeah always on your posts!!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you did it up right! Aren't those babies cute! I hope you have another great weekend. Stephanie

Lynn said...

Looks like you all had a blast! Lovin' your bunting:@)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yup, Fun Day!! I miss having little ones around, but have to admit that when the next batch comes along I'll be glad to defer to my daughter!. Your house looks great. I always love seeing houses decked out in patriotic decor. We don't do that anymore, except to fly the flag. My bird feeders are in the front of the house so you can imagine what that bird doodoo does to decorations!
xx, Carol

Theresa said...

What a wonderful time with the little ones:) LOVE those fruity kabobs! Have a sweet day dear Viv, HUGS!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your home looks do pretty and holiday festive, and your lake so inviting! You guys have good family fun. I want to hug your pies sand and all, lol, they are so cute!

Susie said...

Viv, Your home is beautiful. I love your sunroom. The meal you fixed looks so pretty and yummy. Your playmates are adorable. I know you must be having a fun time. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

Patti said...

These are wonderful summer days for you - with little ones to play with! Memories of soggy and sandy snuggles - can't be beat really. Your family is just wonderful! I LOVE seeing what you all do together.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Your home is fabulous!!! The kiddos all look like they're having a blast!

Susan Clayton said...

Sounds like a great weekend start to finish!

bj said...

OOO, don't you just adore summer...meee, too..
your family is so sweet and soooo cute. they sure look like they had a blast.
Your photos are so clear and sharp...what kind of camera do you have ?
and all the food looked marvelous...

Saimi said...

Oh my golly, a day at the beach with grandkids is one of my favorite activities! But you're right sand gets everywhere! I have grandson's so they don't have those cute bathing suits with tutu's haha. I've got to do those fruit Kabobs with the star and blueberries, what a fantastic idea, perfect for the upcoming 4th!
Anyway just wanted to stop in and say Hi!