Saturday, August 27, 2016

family vacation

 I know, Ive been AWOL again.  I'm guilty!   not sure what I did all month, but last week we went on our family vacation to Watkins glen.  For Christmas last year my kids gave us a week vacation for the whole family at a big lake house on Seneca lake.   It was a lovely place with lots of room for everyone.  my Pies were all there together for part of the time.  busy for grammie.. but I loved every minute of it.  (well there were a few where it got a teeny tiny bit overwhelming!  lol!!)

 It was a perfect place for everyone to hang out and I particularly loved the big deck the overlooked the lake.   I spent early mornings out there enjoying the quiet views as the sun was coming up until Torry or Marla got up to join me.  I have decided that Grand pies are at their very best lovable cuddly selves first thing in the morning.  

 And... some of them love popcorn as much as I do.  I taught these two to make funny popcorn faces!  they were hysterical! 

 And then there was the night we played pie face.. the game was bought for the children to play, but I think Torry was the only one that got to play because we waited for them to all go to bed before us grown ups played!  This game ended up in a whip cream war between Bethany and Tiffany!   we all laughed our you know whats off that night!

 Then one afternoon after a bit of an overwhelming morning with the kids for everyone.  I sent the big adult children off to hike at Watkins Glen park and I stayed home with the grandpies.  I love the selfie shots they took!  Lol!  the people behind them were either wishing they were having as much fun or that the clowns in front of them would stop taking pictures and keep moving!  lol!

 And then there was this morning...  OH the freaking cuteness...   my heart could just burst!

So that is just a few of the hundreds of pics we took.. mostly of the children.  we also tried to have a picnic at the beach... but the bees chased us out..  seriously..  miraculously no one got stung.  we went to a science museum of play which was an awesome place to take the kids!   
Over all it was a great week.  I could have easily planted myself on the deck and never moved... but those little pies kept me on my toes for sure!    I loved waking up to my big family in the mornings and seeing all my kids together.  my hubby came just for Saturday and Sunday.  (he cant handle all of them together very well and he had to work..  his loss!! lol!)
Okeedokie.. Marla's here and we have things to do today.. so Happy Saturday bloggy pies!!


Cindy said...

Wow! What a great family time. I'm not sure I could take a whole week of our bunch together! LOL! But I'm sure great memories were made for all the kids. Have a great week, Viv! PS - Are you getting any crafting done lately? I think of you when I see Halloween stuff:)

Stephanie said...

Good to have you back, Vivvy! Sounds like a Tylenol week to me! Stephanie

Lynn said...

Aw, so stinkin' cute-enjoy:@)
PS-Even the dollar store has some cool varmint skellies this year...

Musings from Kim K. said...

Sounds like the perfect get-away with your grands. How nice to end summer with such sweet memories. I've been having fun spying your Halloween crafing on IG! Yippee!!

PS. With Emma moved into her dorm (she's attending at my university but on a different campus) our house feels very different. We are trying to find our "new" normal for Josie. She's missing her big sister like crazy. Facetime on the iPhone is a wonderful technology!

20 North Ora said...

Your Grands are just precious. Sounds like a wonderful little getaway!!


Shirley Hatfield said...

I love how much you love your grandchildren! You're the best grandma I know!

Margaret said...

Such an awesome gift to you! Just by all the smiles I know everyone had a great time.

donna said...

Looks like every one had a great time. The pie game looks like a hoot. Your grandpies are adorable.
Hope you have a great day my dear.