Sunday, June 10, 2012

And We’re Home Again Home Again Jiggety Jig

It feels great to be home even though re-entry is always a challenge after being gone so long. Dad/Rick jumped on his horse and headed for the trails in the mountains across from our house  that are (almost) as green as Switzerland this time of year!

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As much as we love travel, being home and able to be in touch with the people we love most is the best! To add to the fun Noah and Kristi came out for their annual reunion at Bear lake with their friends from their missionary years in Chile along with their wonderful Mission President and his wife.

Kristi’s grandma who was about 98 passed away last week. She was a noble woman who had twelve children and now has about 250 living posterity. What a family they are! Kristi and baby Bennett flew to the funeral in Texas from the Salt lake airport and Noah stopped to work here for the afternoon before departing for Bear Lake.

We basically had a ball with the kids!  We turned on the waterfall….

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Had a visit with the horses….

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and played games galore…..

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Grandfather took them for a little walk along our new path to our second bridge. With Lyla in her fairy princess costume complete with magic wand, Cubby in his jammies and crocks and McKay with his hysterical sense of humor, fun oozed!

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One the second trip out to our new wonderland two-year-old Cubby “accidently” tipped Lyla with her sparkly shoes into the three-inch-deep stream and she was drenched!  She was not one bit happy about that!

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After that incident, Grandfather said to Lyla, “I think Cubby did that by accident don’t you?”  She looked at him out of the corner of her eye and said, “Actually, NO!” 

Then after thinking about that for a minute she said, “Do you think you should throw Cubby into the stream if he doesn’t say he’s sorry?”

With that prompting Grandfather cajoled Cubby into saying he was sorry and again after a few minutes of thought walking along the path home, Lyla said, “If he hadn’t said sorry, you would have thrown him the stream, right?”  And after another pause she completed her thought…”and left him there!” 

Ah it’s great to be home!

3 comments:

Trish said...

Linda,
When I was a young mother I LOVED your books and they all helped me with the many different challenges I faced at that time. I also love all the "mothering" resources you champion. I am wondering.....will you be doing any "grandparenting" workshops in the near future? Or have you written any books with "grandparenting" helps and ideas?

shawni said...

oh, love those kids! So glad you're having fun! Love you...I can't believe I'm leaving tomorrow without you!!

Sarah said...

My mom used to say that "home again, home again jiggety jig" line to us every time we returned home from anywhere (grocery store, vacation, grandma's). Funny. : )

You guys are some awesome grandparents--who wouldn't love visiting when there are horses and waterfalls to play in?! [Love the funny comment from your granddaughter as well}!

Thanks as always for your comment on the blog--(I've wondered about bed bugs, although it creeps me out to think of them. I saw a documentary about them once, and I swear the only way to get rid of them is to burn the house down! You said your mother-in-law has them at her house? Awful! I hope they can get rid of them fast)!