last week dan's parents prepared a few fun-filled days, aiming to please the grands while keeping in the spirit of tradition. they outdid themselves; taking a few classic favorite memories from their kids' childhood and recreating them. it was such a thoughtful (brilliant) way to remember their family's happy times while creating new memories with the next generation!
camping out in grandma bernice's backyard kicked off the celebration. a pizza party, ice cream sundaes and an outdoor movie. UP was the perfect choice; suitable (and entertaining) for all ages. not to mention amazing to see those balloons on the big screen (and out in the night sky)!! we planned to watch harry potter when the kiddies fell asleep, but they were wired into the wee hours. there were cots, comforters, tents and camp chairs. everyone was cozy. benji loved running around the lawn with his cousins, staying up super late and sleeping under the stars. the early morning sprinklers were the biggest surprise of all, but luckily ray jumped up and saved our sleeping bags (and sleeping children) just in time!
the grand kids slept in while their great-grandma bernice and grandma shanna plated up pancakes and berries. it was divine, like something out of a movie. i loved seeing those two women scurry around the kitchen side by side like professionals in the mothering field. i am so thankful for good examples all around. it was a sight / night i'll never forget.
p.s. hooray for the team of techies in the fam who made the show possible! luckily we had an opening act; riddles and shadow puppets.