What happens when nine family members move in for Spring Break…
By Dennis Rainey
Spring has sprung, “Spring Break” has set up residence in our home and, as a result, Barbara and I are SPRINGING INTO ACTION BIG TIME!
To our ABSOLUTE DELIGHT here’s a very high-level review of the “happenings” this week at our home:
Our daughter, Rebecca, and her 5 children (Zeke, Rainey, Annie, Lily, Piper) ages 4-10 checked in to the Inn on Monday.
Daughter Laura, and her 2 children (Lincoln and Emma Cate) ages 2 & 8 months Joined the party yesterday.
Mimi and Papa’s Grandparents Camp is in full swing for a full 7 days!
What a HOOT!!!!
Dinner at a local fav, “The Purple Cow”, complete with purple milkshakes!!!!
An “encounter” with a tarantula, who the kids named Steve! (actually “his” sex is unknown!)
A dress up, elegant “White House Dinner” (Mimi wanted to teach manners at a very nice dinner). Zeke escorting, introducing, and seating his four sisters, mom and Mimi … a showstopper! He introduced his mom as “The Queen”.
A video of Zeke introducing Mimi and his mom
Wallowing after dark in a child-created mud hole in our yard. I haven’t checked it this morning, but am reminded of the saying “You can’t raise grass and children at the same time.”
Discovery of my nearly 70-year-old fire truck.
And still to come: Hot dogs and burgers, fishing at Phil’s, a visit to see D&T’s horses , The Purse Museum, a Scavenger Hunt (with world class rewards), another campfire and s’mores, and if weather allows—a hike on the Ouachita Trail (it goes 200 miles to Oklahoma … but we won’t!)
“Different Blog Friday” … So this is it for this week…the seven grandkids won out against our blog audience … no contest!
Go Hogs! As I write this, they are still in the NCAA Tournament!
Dennis, aka Papa, Grandparents camp part-time cook, counselor, lead explorer, and entertainer
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