|Even though he has been with us for eight months this is the first time he is visiting Grandma Joyce. He was very excited.|
|They live in the same house Grandma Joyce was raised in. She moved back into it when she was divorced 30 years ago. Four generations of children have eaten at this table.|
|Charlie, Michele and the two kids showed up about lunch time.|
The house is small and the yard is large so . . .
|Tom enjoyed a large part of his summers in this yard but back then a lot of it was garden|
|and that was the well|
|Not sure what happened but Mommy took the picture. The kids were all great all day as far as I could tell.|
|"It's not funny, I can't get up" |
I know honey, I'll help you
|A couple of hours later Thomas, Natalie and the girls showed up.|
|Baby Z loves Thomas and was very happy to see him.|
Did I say the house was small?
|This alligator nut cracker has also been played with for a couple of generations.|
|In the mean time Tom's brother. Tim and his daughter, Krystal surprise Grandma|
(ya, Tom & Tim, what were they thinking/)
|Grandma had a nodule removed from her lung a few years ago and has struggled with pain and breathing issues ever since. We do tell her though for a woman who spent most of her life smoking and drinking she looks pretty damn good.|
Time to Show off all new tattoos!
|Ella always has something to say. She loves family. She loves everyone. |
Her heart is truly bigger than anyone I have ever known.
Did I mention the house was small?
|He brought his plane with him and was driving us all crazy with it.|
|Mother and sons. Looking Good!|
|Tom picked up some chicken and sides at the local butcher shop and Grandma had gotten some fruit and snacks, She bought Nik some sugar free cupcakes and he took serious possesive of them.|
Then it was time to leave so Grandma took off her oxygen and came outside for a quick picture
|OOps, Tom wasn't in it|
|Thomas, get back here|
|Then Krystal jumped in the picture|
|Jennifer and family are missing as are Katrese and Josh and me since I was taking the picture. |
Maybe we'll try again when Jen is home in August.
|Then it was my turn to jump in and Krystal took the picture|
|We had a cook out|
|He had a great time, meeting all the family.|
|It was a picture perfect day|
We brought the bouncy house with us just in case and it came in handy.
Then the clouds started rolling in.
|glasses aren't always the best thing to have on in a bouncy house.|
|He was hesitant at first but LOVED them.|
|She loved them too, Ella not so much|
and just in case you thought I forgot