Monday, October 23, 2006

The Weekend

After the boys' friends left for their own homes and junk was mostly picked up in our home, I sat myself down in my chair and spent the rest of the day stitching and watching tv. What bliss!

One of my favorite things is to find a travel program on Discovery Hi-Def and revel in the color and detail in the pictures of far-away lands. Saturday, they had two programs on Italy. Since I could hardly pull my eyes away from the visual feast on tv, I didn't progress as far as I should have on my stitching. But still, I finished the 2004 SB ornie and made a start on 2005, which I continued working on Sunday evening.

Sunday afternoon we celebrated the twins actual birthday which a family meal which included everyone, except dd Melanie who had to work concessions at the hockey game. But Mystie, Matt, and our two grandsons came over after the little guys had taken a good nap and were quite cheerful for their visit. I grilled some chicken and made alfredo sauce for the noodles, green salad, and green beans, while Mystie brought the bread. To top off the celebration, we had carrot cake, then the boys opened their gifts. The best gift of all was from Geoff, Melanie and Brendan - the twins received their own shinai. Here are a couple of pics the Grandpa took of Hans and Jaeger. Just like my own kids, my grandsons are growing much too quickly. Good thing there's another one on the way. :)











Here's a pic of the whole gang at the overniter. Bunch of cute kids. :)

11 comments:

Katrina said...

sounds like a wonderful family time Von, great pics of your grandsons, they are such cute little fellows. Hope your boys had a great birthday too :)

Barbara said...

What a great bunch of photos, Von!! Glad you enjoyed a fun weekend.

AnneS said...

What great photos - thanks for sharing ... sounds like you had a wonderful weekend all up :D

Vonna said...

Awww, what a bunch of darling children! Isn't fun when your house is bouncing with the sounds of giggling children!
And those grandbabies are adorable!
:o)

Karen said...

Very nice pictures. Sounds like a great weekend.

Annemarie said...

Such lovely pictures, Von! Cute kids!

Rachael said...

They are all darling- The twins, their friends., and of course Hans and Jaeger.
Happy Birthday to Kyle and Kevin.

Tracy Baby said...

Sounds like your boys had a great birthday.Your grandsons are soooo cute.

Sew-in-Love said...

Your grandsons are the cutest and the best thing is that - YOU CAN GIVE THEM BACK!!!!!!=)

Elisabeth=)

Concetta said...

Your grandsons are adorable, Von. :) Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos.

I'm with you on the VS thread trauma! I have Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm and it took me forever to sort through those threads. I should make a start on that one really, as it's so pretty. :) I'll look forward to seeing your progress!

lena-lou said...

I love your pictures Von they look beautiful children and so pleased for you all the boys behaved on the 'sleep-over'. I think I need a basement and your choice of house including one was such a great idea :-))