Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Joshua is grilling!

The picture above is Joshua grilling hot dogs on the front deck. Kellie took the picture. He was supervised. We all ate outside that day for lunch. The children in our care thought Joshua making hotdogs for them was our way of having a party. I think this was on 'Fun Friday'. Kellie always (everyday) prepares hot and balanced meals for lunch. On Fridays we don't always follow all of the rules. No vegetables for lunch. The children do love carrot sticks, but they don't think it's a vegetable. We might even order a pizza. Kellie has fixed lunchmeat sandwiches for them I bet only a few times. (Five of the children we've had for about three years.) That would still be with fruit and carrot sticks. I don't know how often the parents of children have sandwiches at their own homes, but the kiddos seem to think it's a party when it happens here. Like I said...Kellie prepares hot and balanced meals for these kids. We have a few kiddos that absolutely will not eat any kind of vegetables at home. When they eat here with the other ones, often they will ask for seconds of the vegetables. We have taken pictures of these particular ones eating the vegetables for their parents, because they just can't believe it.

It's been a short time since I wrote anything here. I've been trying to get over whatever I have. Joshua, Kellie and I did go camping this past weekend at the Air Force Academy. This was with the Scouts. They spent the night...I came home. Kellie and I agreed that even though I wanted to stay with them, I would probably be better off coming home and getting rest in my own bed. I am feeling much better. One of the children gave this stuff to me. I actually think it was the baby...he was the only one a little sick. And even then the parent kept him home for four days. Thank goodness no one else got it. I suppose it's just a summer cold. I generally do not visit the doctor for colds, but this time I went two days in a row. This one is just kickin' me.

Okay, I've blabbered enough for one post.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Still Joshua's Birthday Weekend!!!

Joshua at the Rio Grande

Kellie, Sandy, Joshua and Baxter

The boys are looking into the Rio Grande River while Kellie is smiling. This bridge is over the river. This shot was taken about halfway between South Fork and Wagon Gap (that's where we stayed at the Blue Creek Lodge). The other shot is from Beaver Creek Reservoir.

Joshua's Birthday Weekend!!!

Almost to the edge of the Rio Grande River in Creede, Colorado. Couldn't wait to put their lines in the water.

Joshua and Baxter are on a ride that Joshua calls the tornado. Goes fast and high.

Joshua turns nine!

Here are Joshua, My Grandson, and Kellie, my daughter, on Joshua ninth birthday. Actually I believe this was taken the day before his birthday. He wanted all the children in our care to have a piece of cake so he got one early. Baxter, his best friend, came over on Friday morning and spent the night with the birthday boy. Saturday we all headed out to South Fork and Creede, Colorado. Rained off and on during the drive there, but still was a great drive.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

South Fork/Creede, CO

We actually closed the business on Joshua's Birthday. Yes, we all took a day off (and the weekend)! Kellie and I took Joshua and Baxter, his best friend, to the South Fork/Creede, Colorado area. We stayed at The Blue Creek Lodge. Kellie, Joshua, Grandma June and Grandpap stayed there a few years ago and loved it. The boys fished in the Rio Grande River that flows through the area...and it flows FAST! We also went to Beaver Creek Reservoir to fish. We will go back sooner than later hopefully. We would love to own a piece of that country. Kellie took lots of pictures. Those will be posted in a few days.

Now it's back to reality.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Women of Webelos! We had such a great time this weekend!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Yep, I caught some fish!

This grandson of mine loves to fish and camp! Pictured are two of the fish Joshua caught over the Memorial Day Weekend Campout. Very proud fisherman! I have been told that at the end of the day he sits with the guys and talks about fishing and the ones that got away. I have been told, of this fishing expedition, not many got away.