Saturday, July 14, 2007

More about Puyallup

Mema and Poppa (a.k.a. Mom and Don) hosted a great bbq for us on Monday night. Gram and Gramps were already over from Yakima (thank you!), Vi and Gran came over from up the road, Aunt Laurie and Uncle John came over from University Place, and Peggy and Nick and Zack came down from Issaquah (a looooong drive in traffic -- and when you miss exits while talking on your cell phone...!)

The kids played like crazy in the yard -- some form of hockey Poppa made up with golf clubs and tennis balls and mini goals. Earlier that day, Dane and Aubrey made full use of the yard with underwear sprinkler running, tent crawling, and general exploring (it's a terrific big yard). Oh, and, of course, they made jam. (See post below.)

I can't believe I didn't take pictures of the whole gang (sheesh! what was I thinking??), but I'll post some pix from our visit last summer. Same people -- some are just bigger, some aren't. And nobody's sucking their thumbs anymore (usually).

Note: The picture with Patrick and Peggy was taken by a kid (sorry Patrick!); the sprinkler pictures were taken in Yakima.

*Sprinkler-running makes me really, really miss having a yard. Obvious note to self: Come July '08, we will have a yard...


nate said...

On the bright side of not having a yard, at least you didn't spend your weekend pulling weeds.

Anonymous said...

Your yard will come.
So glad your family had time with 'your' family, Anjie.
And that the kids had a few more days with them as you traveled south.

SFNielsens said...

What a fun time you guys had. I hear ya about the backyard. I'm getting more and more excited about and we just started the year. So for now I just daydream . . .