|Our youngest daughter and her family arrived first, and we took a walk in the drizzling rain at Mount Gretna, |
capped off with hamburgers and ice cream at The Jigger Shop.
|Tuesday found us singing "Jesus Loves Me" while Great Grandma played.|
|Oregon Dairy's playground and farm animals were a hit in the middle of the week.|
|By July fourth, everyone was here to enjoy the swimming pool.|
|The kids enjoyed trying water pistols and showing the grandparent's new swimming skills.|
|THE highlight of the week was a visit to an Amish farm on Friday.|
|My husband's patient even hitched her horse to their buggy and gave us all buggy rides!|
|Our first grandchild surprised all of us by routinely getting a hit on the first pitch!|
|Our second oldest grandchild, was so excited about his hit|
that he carried the bat on his way around the bases.
|Our third grandchild was so happy about his home-run, that he gave himself a spontaneous two-thumbs up!|
|Then our adorable 20-month old watched from the sidelines. |
At the next reunion, he will be in the middle of any game which involves a ball.
It was work to keep everyone safe, fed, and happy...but now the house is sadly quiet. I would love to have a little boy come down from upstairs or up from downstairs to retrieve these toys that were left under the furniture.
Alas, it is not to be. I will have to live on my mental snapshots of priceless memories. They are more indelible than fading flowers or left-overs.
|These two figures were abandoned under a table, evidence of one of many make-believe games.|