Desiree's parents and brother are spending the week with the kids. Being well-seasoned in this grandparent thing, they have planned outings for most days. Today it was ice cream at BROCKS with the Gherkins. Michael and I made the plans and forgot to tell the kids.
Ice Cream with O's? Are we coming too? ::snort:: THAT was a motivator and school was done by lunch today. (Note I'm starting to really value the camera on my phone!)
I reveled in hugs from Sydney, Caleb and Nathan...... Caleb looked up at Michael and said, "You look old now." ::snort:: It's the hair and beard coming in gray.
|Sydney, Stacia and Anna (Anastasia)|
Jay and Alex are both 14, homeschooled and in the 8th grade. Alex says it's "freaky" he is so much bigger than his friends. Jay notes to others, "All my friends are taller than me." I pointed out to Alex it is NOT freaky - together they make one great average! They always have a good time together.
|Alex & Jay|
|These boys love Nolan (left) and Des' brother on the right - Xavier, Caleb, Nathan|
|Mike, Pat and Quentin (Des' parents)|
|Last time Michael held Quentin was at his |
dedication one one of our last Sundays at Beale
Stacia was happy to go home with Anna and Sydney to do nails.