Saturday, July 20, 2013

Old Family Pictures

It is a great deal of fun to look back at old family pictures.  I remember the day we brought the twins home.  My husband was so very proud as you can see here.  They are fraternal girls but seem to often think alike.  They are having a weekend shopping together.  There is that "twin" connection and they need to get together every now and then.  Now that that their families have grown so much they don't get as much chance to do that but once a year they spend a weekend Christmas shopping.  I am really glad they can do that.  I used to go along until my knee gave out and I had to quit.  I know they will have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hot Weather

I know it is July and Iowa is hot in July.  However, I hate the hot weather.  It is 91 and over 100 indices so feels even more hot.  Hot weather is usually good for the corn but it needs more rain to go along with it.  We haven't been getting enough rain.  Only 1/4 inch Saturday.  The lawns are drying up already.  They say we are going back into drought conditions again.  That isn't good.  The beans look so good right now.  I have heard they need a certain amount of rain in August so hope we get it.  The corn is getting so tall.  You have to watch it on corners as you can't always see other traffic.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Water Fun

An easy way to make fun for the kids in Summer is to turn on the sprinkler.  They love to run thru the cold water over and over.  It is so much fun.  I remember doing that when I was little.  We really enjoyed it when the weather got hot and humid.  Out came the bathing suits and away we went to play in the sprinkler.  It was nearly as much fun as playing in a small pool of water.  It is wonderful weather for kids to play outside and get lots of Vitamin C.

Monday, July 8, 2013


Went to this little town that has the #1 pyrotechnic crew in our State. The fireworks were fantastic.  They were the best I have ever seen in my life.  And I have seen a lot of fireworks in my years.  It was a little different in that now they are going to computerized fireworks.  But that is the way to go because they just kept shooting them off so fast and it lasted at least half an hour.  Terrific!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Jaws - The Shark

Here you see my little great grandson playing with his "Jaws" shark.  They got a new swimming pool and the kids are really having a good time in it.  It has been quite warm so it is good weather for playing in the water.  They are taking swimming lessons too so this is nice for them to have.  I think it great for all children to learn to swim when they are young and they can enjoy it all their lives.