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Grama’s staycation

Last week at this time we were preparing to leave and head to the First Princess birthday party. We brought the kids back with us that afternoon and started our five day stint as babysitters! I wasn’t sure how the kids would react when they were buckled into their car seats in our van, but they were fine and so we started our road trip on the back roads of Idaho.

Hundreds of photos were taken from the back seat! Aiden took a tiny nap while Bennett and Alayna played and babbled. It was a gorgeous blue sky day for both parts of the trip.img_1056 (1)

When we arrived home, remote control doggies were waiting for each boy and some baby toys for Alayna. Fattima and Ben ordered pizza and came to help with the kids. The next day Ben took the boys out to walk their dogs.IMG_1899My children at home were a huge help as always and there was definitely no shortage of laughter, playing and the odd fight here and there!

My kids went back to school and the weekly routine quickly turned to chaos. It is something I was used to when my children were small but I am much older now and that was evident from day one!

We made cookies (frozen kind) and lots of pasta!

Naps, diapers and play time all seemed to melt together until Thursday came and life returned to it’s normal routine. No more fingerprints on the t.v. screen and slider, toys are neatly tucked away and stored and today I will cook grown up food. It is strange and somehow familiar, this feeling of sadness and missing them. There is also a part of me that is eager to go to the bathroom alone and take a daily shower again!  I love you Aiden, Bennett and Alayna, thanks for the staycation!



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  1. Strange how it is harder work now. Can’t think why that could be!!!


    October 20, 2018
  2. What a precious time for all of you. The kids are growing so fast!

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    October 20, 2018
  3. Glad ypu had a great time watching over your cute grandchildren. They are so precious!

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    October 20, 2018
  4. Sounds perfect.

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    October 20, 2018
  5. They may not remember this yet but there will be a time when they will have some wonderful memories about their time with their Nana and family.

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    October 20, 2018
  6. Memories for everyone ♥️

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    October 20, 2018
  7. What a beautiful family you have 🙂 Everyone has a happy glow to their face – memories to cherish!

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    October 20, 2018
  8. We do get out of practice! But a little chaos now and then is good…I see lots of smiles! (K)

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    October 20, 2018
  9. Your family is so full and rich. Love seeing your activities.

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    October 20, 2018
  10. You have the biggest blessings in the word, Lynn, the biggest family, full of love and laughter and one person is missing it all because of his selfishness.

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    October 21, 2018
  11. A lovely record

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    October 21, 2018
  12. Priceless memories, Lynn!

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    October 21, 2018
  13. They are so adorable! I know you had your hands full and had lots of help from your kids! xoxoxo

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    October 21, 2018
  14. Great photos, Lynn. Sounds like the beginning and ending of taking care of grand kids was a positive experience.

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    October 21, 2018

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