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Friday, June 6, 2014

Making Fun

The Grandloves are out of school and the summer fun has begun !
 Time for barrel rolling, faster and faster...
 Playing ball with your best friend~
 collecting butterflies, grasshoppers and fireflies~
but please don't do it, don't eat the bugs!
 Look, it's a kid looking back at me...
 Ready or not, here I come...
 Maybe you should dip him in chocolate first...
what a crazy kid !
 No grandlove leaves until they've had their
turn on the tire swing...Higher~~~
 Laughing and splashing fun,
Can't get enough !
 The canoe transportation works...
Let's go fishing !
Most of these photos were from previous years of summer fun but when I saw them again, I was quickly reminded of some of the lazy summer days spent right here.  We are proud of the way our Grandloves spend more time outside than inside, making their very own fun, just like we did when we were kids.  

We never had a pool, but we did have waterholes and picnics at the lake and running in the rain.  We chased butterflies and fireflies and looked up the names of every bug.  And as a kid, my 8 siblings and I did our chores first and then rode horses all day and ran through the woods making rooms out of the fallen leaves.  We tied limbs together with twine and made our corrals for our horses while we ate our apple and then shared the core with our 'ride' back to the barn.  Life was sweet and always another adventure.

  We played all day out of sight of our parents, muddy feet from crossing the creek, or hay in our hair from playing with the kittens in the hay mow in the barn.  We always had at least one dog that ran along with us while we biked up and down the driveway.  Mom and Dad never worried about us getting into trouble or loosing our way on the property.  We knew our boundary...just so long as we were inside and washed up in time for supper.
Life was good as a country kid.  For that, I still remain grateful.

I find it ironic that my Grandloves would someday be playing the same ' made-up ' fun and games as I did as a kid.  It makes me proud.  We must have done something right raising our own.

God sure knows what's best !
Have an incredible time this weekend.
Remember a few of your ' days-gone-by ' and~
Thanks for stopping !

9 comments:

Kellie said...

Definitely, you've done it right. Makes you proud.

Shug said...

The greatest way of growing up as a child..... I love it when kids can be kids and enjoy the simple things in life..Way too many times, kids are forced to grow up so fast, without knowing about the good things of life...
I so enjoyed this post....

jack69 said...

Dar, you out 'done' yourself on this one. There dudes will ALWAYS remember Grandma & Grandpa that is for sure. It even makes me proud of you guys. When something stirs a kid to be outside instead of in front of a screen with a game, it is something to be proud of.

I was telling Sherry just today, as a kid I could spend all day rolling an old tire, I still do not know why it was fun, BUT IT WAS!
All that stuff you done, sounds like fun, especially having a HORSE!!!! WOW!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute.

i was raised much the same way - disappeared into the woods, fields, creeks for hours - as long as i was back for meal time...

Cher' Shots said...

We shared an awesome childhood - didn't we Sister (Dar) Sister (Mel) and all the rest!
'love & hugs from afar'

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I deleted two posts because it wasn't working right :)

Dee said...

wonderful post...thanks for sharing it...although it did make me start missing my grands.:)