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Babysitting, birthdays and family

This past weekend was spent traveling to Spokane, celebrating my youngest daughter’s birthday and babysitting. Osama and Jacki took a little trip that had been planned months before and then forgotten. With their busy life I can see where it would easily be brushed aside! Foof decided she would babysit and I agreed to help her for part of the time. My younger children went with their oldest sister out shopping, to dinner for the birthday girl and in the end they stayed in a comfy hotel. Meanwhile we did crafts, made a fort and watched the usual movies.

Later that night Ben arrived to help and I retired to my room where the boys both tucked me in and Aiden showed me his Halloween costume.

The next morning the kids came from the hotel, bringing coffee and some breakfast sweets. We decided to leave soon after so that the kids could get home at nap time. We drove in to see Great Grama and Grampa who had purchased a cake for the birthday girl. img_0792Both of my parents and my sister, were excited that the kids made a surprise visit.

Gifts were opened and then cake was served, all of which the kids enjoyed taking part in.

We discovered that Alayna does like carrot cake and insists on feeding herself! She has also become a strong little girl even at this age. Watching her deal with her brothers gives me insight into my own daughters. None of them will let their brothers, from the oldest to the youngest, get away with anything!

I wondered where this sweet little baby would fit in among identical twins, but it is easy to see she truly is the boss!

I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend as well.  Here’s to a great week ahead!

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  1. Delightful photos Lynn.

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    November 5, 2018
  2. Awh!! This made me smile!! ❤

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    November 5, 2018
  3. The photo of the fort they made reminded me of when our children were young and they were always making forts like that.

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    November 5, 2018
  4. Lynn, your photos of a busy weekend, brings smiles. What fun babysitting and getting to visit with four generations of your family including your sister! The close family bonds and the pleasure you get from one another is a gift in itself! xoxo

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    November 5, 2018
  5. Action packed cuteness! Loved the fort.

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    November 5, 2018
  6. What a joy-filled weekend that was. I am sure since the twins are boys the girl has her special place. She might have two bodyguards who stand shoulder by shoulder for her.

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    November 5, 2018
  7. Adorable pictures. I can’t believe your grandchildren are already so big!

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    November 5, 2018
  8. Now that’s the way to spend a weekend 🙂

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    November 5, 2018
  9. lol – I love that she is boss! Sweet weekend!!!! ❤

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    November 5, 2018
  10. More great family fun

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    November 6, 2018
  11. You’re all making wonderful memories!! Have a wonderful week Lynn 😊😊

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    November 6, 2018
  12. love all the happiness!

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    November 6, 2018
  13. Great photos! Those boys are little hams!

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    November 6, 2018
  14. You are a such a delightful bunch! Great photos.

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    November 6, 2018
  15. Lovin’ fun!

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    November 6, 2018
  16. Hi Lynn,

    Congratulations on your daughters’ weddings and engagements. How many grandchildren do you have now? I have two grandsons, 3 1/2 and 8 weeks. It sure is fun!

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    November 9, 2018
  17. Anonymous #

    I wish WordPress connected us better.

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    November 9, 2018

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