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Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringam Tolley

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Eat. Play. Love.

Twice a year, in July and December, we have 'Grandparents Sleepover' at the Tolleys.
When everyone over the age of three gets to spend the weekend at Gramma and Grampa's
We bake.
Eat.
Play.
Make stuff.
Watch movies.
Sometimes sleep.
And generally have a really good time.
Then the kids go home.
It's fun.
It's family.
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Okay. So not everyone shines when they rise.

Breakfast. Feeding the hoards.
Making Chocolate Bears

Ditto

What's a party without cotton candy? Everywhere.

Falling off the roof takes on a whole new meaning
Excuse me.
Gramma and Grampa have to sleep now.

11 comments:

  1. There seemed to be more kids underfoot when my kids were little. Yours are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Joanne! Nothing like Grandchildren underfoot!

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  2. It looks like your family has so much fun at Christmas:)

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  4. Lucky kids! Lucky grandparents!

    And I bet the parents love those weekends too :)

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    1. You know, now that you mention it, the parents are strangely supportive . . .

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  5. What a great idea!
    I tried to start a once a month lunch at nanny's (that's me)tradition, but I'm not good at that sort of thing, so it didn't really take off. I still got lots of visits though and a few sleepovers, but never all the grandkids at once.

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    1. We only do it twice a year because it takes that long to recover . . .

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  6. My parents did that for the first 12 grandchildren. It think they were all worn oout after that! What a loud, grand, time they would have! You are making memories with your grandkids that will last a lifetime!

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    1. I am so hoping we can keep it up for a very long time yet. #13 grandchild has just been announced!

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