In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Each summer my daughter and her family come for a visit on their way to her husbands family reunions. They drive the long distance from Washington State so the first few days they are here we try to have fun locally. This day we went to The Splash Park near our home in St. Cloud
Alyssa is the oldest grandchild she will be 7 years old in October and going to the first grade. She like this splash park even more than the one by her house.

Alyssa loves to sing and dance around when ever she is in the mood
Madelyn (we call her maddie) is our second grandchild and takes after her mother. She is shy and does not like to be the center of attention  She is 4 years old this July and will be going to preschool in the Fall. She said God made her so special because she gets to have three birthdays every year, one at home, one here with Grammy and one with the other relatives at her Fathers Family Reunion.

Maddie takes a time out to rehydrate, a very wise girl. The heat and humidity are high and sometime kids forget when they are having so much fun to drink something.
Carter is our fouth granchild. He will be getting a baby brother in December , a welcome change from his bossy sisters

Carter is still a little shy of Grandpa and Grandma. He only sees us once a year so we decide to take a trip out there and visit them. I hope we can have some more bonding time and get to know him better.
Hunter also joined us at the park with his mommy and sister. He is our third grandchild and will be 3 years old in August. He was so happy to have his cousins here to play with.

Hey guys...
Harper also tried to join in the fun. She is our 6th grandchild and 5 months old

Hey mom...I think I am hungry and would like to take a nap
My daughter Michelle who is our middle child a brother before her and sister after her. She will be having our 8th granchild in December and it will be a boy

Hey mom, is that a McDonalds behind me? Maybe we should get some ice cream to cool everbody off
Eleanor (we call her Ellie) wasn't able to come to the park this day. Her mommy was about to have a baby. She is our 5th grandchild and will be 2 years old at the end of August
Baby Noah is Ellie's new baby brother. He was born on July 26 and is our 7th grandchild
Well after a fun day at the park we all went back to the COTTAGE for a beautiful  lunch prepared by Grammy then it was off to naps for the little ones and more swimming later in Grammys pool.( Carter is 2 years old until January where he will turn  3)

1 comment:

Wobegon Cottage said...

Here is the post and I have no idea why the pictures are so big. I will see if Hubby can help when he gets home from work.