Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Getting Excited?

Camp Thompson Ranch is just about ready for everyone to come to Grandparent's Camp. How do you like the new sign?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I looked out the window and what did I see?

It wasn't popcorn popping on the apricot tree. It was a gazebo. Take a look inside and see the surprises for the grandkids when they come to visit.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

New View of Cabin

We've almost finished landscaping the front of the log cabin to greet everyone for our June get together. Can you spot the new additions? The hammock is my favorite. Old timers and the weak kneed like the new hand rails. Mom loves all the flowers. We ought to call the flower beds "The Grandma Memorial Gardens" since mom, my mother Grandma Buckley, and my grandmothers Thompson and Lallatin loved their summer flowers. Now we start the backyard surprises.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bahama Mama

We just got back from 2 days in the Bahamas with Sage and family on a Disney cruise.
Of course, there was lots of great food...
and time to relax and try our hand at being Bahamian pirates.
We had two rooms that slept 5 with a bunk and Murphy bed at night.
In Nassau we hired a taxi to tour the rich and poor sections of town. We started out where the rich stay at the Atlantis with it casinos, fancy beaches and million dollar chandeliers. David about got sucked in to the glitz.
We then set out to see how regular Bahamians live. We grabbed a bite of fresh conch salad and fresh coconut at the fish docks. Mary helped clean the conch to get out the meat. We also found the local LDS chapel then enjoyed the local beach.
Our second day was at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. We all finished the 5K run/walk (David won the race out of several hundred runners, grandma and I walked. David was trotting to the finish line by the time we made it to the first turn. Even Stephen finish ahead of much of the pack.) We had a great time relaxing in the sand.
Thanks to Sage for making all the arrangements for a great trip.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Big Time in O-Town

We've made several trips to Orlando to enjoy our grandchildren's accomplishments.
First was to see Blake's science fair project.
Second was for Spencer's baptism.
Third was to watch Alicia perform in a national cheer leading competition at Disney ESPN World. She's the one at the top of the pyramid. I think they were the only team from Colorado.

The Sky is Falling?!

How can you tell if the sky is falling if you don't have a chicken little? Grandma decided we need to be on the safe side so she tried to hatch her own chicken little to keep us up to date on the weather. Only one of her eggs hatched so we bought 6 more to keep it company.
After several weeks living in our fish tank, the weather forecasters are now at home outside learning how to catch bugs while they wait for the sky to fall.