Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What? The photos didn't show?....

Apparently, Tuesday's photos did not show up!!  


One of the three piles of toys we mounded up after Benjamin McKinley (and our daughter Mary & husband Richard) returned to the far side of the earth, Switzerland.
Benjamin McKinley LOVED this T-Rex.  He carried it everywhere by its tail.  He loved it sooo much that the thing was coming apart at its plastic seams.  But, at the beginning, it walked, roared, swung its head side-to-side.  Even the dinky forearms moved and the jaws opened.  A thing of beauty to behold and it broke.  I ordered another one, just in case, but did not give it to him. I think we bought it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  $$ There is always FedEx.
Our three gr-kids.  Clara (looks like her mother, my daughter) and Lily (looks like her father), with cousin Benjamin McKinley (parents are both blonde, tall). The girls (they are sisters, 18 months difference in age) live 40 miles away. We have indulged them lovingly and outrageously.

I hope these make it.  Can't figure out why they didn't yesterday.
Grandpa reading one of our B & N purchases to daughter Mary and gr-son, Benjamin.  He is perfecting his nose-picking skills.

We had a wonderful time together.  Exhausting but marvelous.  I didn't not post photos of our three grown-up off-spring.  They are boring by comparison.

24 comments:

  1. Now I see the photos!
    Sorry the T-Rex broke but glad you were able to get a new one.

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  2. Methinks the dark side of the force may have kept them from displaying.

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    1. Hard to know...maybe it was because I was taking shortcuts.

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  3. lol have to get the booger pick and flick down.

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    1. Benjamin wipes boogers on his pants or anyone else's pants.

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  4. What a nice looking family! Family time is the best time, hands down (compared to any and everything else). :)

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    1. Family time is absolutely the best; our own children may not realize it yet, but their own children will remember this.

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  5. A great holiday!
    One of my daughters has black Irish hair; the other blond German hair. When I added our red headed neighbor to go to the mall, I really turned heads.

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    1. Chuckling here! Wish we had had a redhead. Then we'd be walking right with you.

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  6. Too bad the T-rex broke. That's how my twin nephews would have treated it as well. They're dinosaur mad and destructive. (Well, they're 2.)

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    1. I think boys never really grow out of this destructiveness. My gr-daughters told me that "Boys break things."

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  7. Big, big smiles. All present and correct. And covered in love.

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    1. We had an unbelievable time. Never remembered little 3 yr old boy could run so fast all the time.

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  8. Nice to see the photos this time. Interesting about the hair colours. I remember when I was young, my best friend had dark hair with her sisters both being blonde, then my older son was born brunette, with all of us, sisters, parents, grandparents, most relatives all being blonde at birth and 90% staying blonde. People used to ask me if M was adopted.

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    1. Distant ancestors still throw their genes in the pot! Same with our family. Two girls blonde until teens, son always dark. Both parents blonde as babies, but traded for dark somewhere along the line.
      People ask the same about our gr-daughters.

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  9. It looks like a visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house is very lucrative and fun. Who would not love that T-Rex.

    You have a beautiful family, Susan.

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    1. Thank you! We enjoy them immensely, and feel empty when they leave.

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  10. Yup, saw the photos OK today. Love the T-Rex. What a lot of toys.

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    1. Between aunt and uncle, grandma & grandpa, Gr. grandma, cousins, and his parents, Benjamin made out like a bandit.

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  11. Going to grandparents' house is all about hitting pay dirt in toys, attention, and love. You clearly understand the concept! The nose-picking, impishly grinning, bare chested little boy wearing his shirt on his head is just too cute!

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    1. We covered him with kisses and love.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!