Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Four days

Last week our son-in-law went to the church conference in Illinois to speak on behalf of their church plant.
Then our daughter joined him in Chicago for a few days of reminiscing of their college and dating days.

So we were privileged to babysit our granddaughters for 4 days!  What a fun time we had!  After dropping Mommy off at the airport, the girls and I went to a park in Wichita.

Each day the girls helped me water my flowers

We made some new stepping stones


 After we finished, Papa began to mow the lawn.

 While he was mowing he found a little purple martin that had fallen out of his nest.
 Al lowered the bird house

 I had Googled about what to do.  They say that if you get it in the wrong nest, it could go badly for the bird.  So we placed him on the ledge.
Later on, he was not on the ledge any longer, and he was not on the ground so we can only hope he found his way into the right nest.

The girls are hard workers and they helped sweep up the grass after Papa finished his mowing and trimming. 

And then after all that work, they were ready to raid the pantry!  Nana keeps some pretty yummy goodies there!

to be continued.......

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Zoo with cousins

When we left Dauphin Island, we brought our Arkansas grandkids back to Kansas with us while their parents spent a week in Florida.  In Louisiana, an elderly man accidently rammed into a semi causing a chain reaction with about 10 cars.  Adam went into the median and was able to keep going.  Our car unfortunately ran into the car in front of us. It was unavoidable.  But we are so very grateful for God's protection and that no one ran into the back of our vehicle as we had 2 very precious cargo in the back seat!!

We planned several fun days with cousins.  Of course we had to go to the Sedgwick County Zoo!
(the littlest cousin needed to stay home as she still takes naps)

The children all loved having their own maps!

At first, Eli was just a little afraid of the gorillas, but then he really got into it!

 Traditional penguin picture
Here we are with our young moms group a few years ago

Look how much they have grown!

Little sister was so very happy when we brought home a little kitty from the gift shop!

Someday soon, I will take you Claire!!