Monday, July 7, 2014

granny camp 5.2

We picked Autumn up on Sunday along with a truck load of stuff from Houston.

Monday she and I went shopping for craft supplies and clothes and groceries and other errands for her week here. And I spent a lot of frustrating time trying to get the Ph, chlorine, and alkalinity adjusted in the pool. Finally gave up and just let her swim though by the next day the chemicals had balanced.

She made earrings.

I took her to get her hair cut.

We tie-dyed.

We went to the beach.

We went to the movies. And yes, seriously, a T-rex transformer.

We shot off fireworks. I figured out early on that I could try to photograph the fireworks or watch them but I couldn't do both. So I watched them.

We had hamburgers, deviled eggs, stuffed jalapenos (which, once again, nearly killed me), and peach pie. The pie is the only thing I managed to photograph.

She painted clay pots.

She made a jewelry holder for her younger sister.

We dressed up a couple of pairs of her shorts.

She was in near constant touch with her twin, either texting, face timing, or snap-chatting. 

Sunday it was time to take her home and just as we were about to load up the truck with her stuff, the heavens opened and it poured rain. So we were a little delayed.

Back home with her twin.

If I still didn't have so much to do moving out of the old shop and house, I'd be vegetating on the couch today.


  1. You are the BEST grandmother IN THE WORLD! And what sweet, sweet grandchildren you have.

  2. But which one has the short hair?
    Great week.

  3. she (and her twin) are adorable! love her painted pots. :)

  4. I can't believe how grown up they are. Wow.

    I would love to sign up for a week at your house. It always looks like so much fun.

    Love the pic of you with the sparkler. Oh yeah

  5. I am going to re-visit these posts when I have teen-age grandchildren. You have the best ideas! Looks like you have as much fun as they do:)

  6. Blessed to be a the theme of your style of grandmothering.....and I'd say you do it to perfection.

  7. Cute kids. You look totally thrilled to be holding that sparkler.

  8. They have grown up quite a bit since last time I saw pics, but it sounds like Autumn is just as wonderful and active as ever. Those earrings! How fun.
    Stuffed jalapenos are pretty great with a cold beer.

  9. holy smokes! you have so much energy! So many good ideas! WOW! AND I totally love the photo of you with a sparkler! Pretty much sums up my feelings about the fourth!

  10. When I saw the title in my reader, I hobbled over here as fast as my wobbly legs would carry me, laughing

    I LOVE Granny Camp.

    And, yes, I, ME, SKIPPY - am still waiting on my registration form. What do I have to do bribe Big Mama with turtle treats to get one too? Hee

    You are the absolute best - you're the Granny I always wanted my Momma to be to my kids. Keep at it Ellen. You are awesomesauce.

    I love all the pics. :)

  11. Geeez granny. I'm worn out just reading about it.

  12. I love when the grands come to visit and I enjoy seeing what you have planned for yours. The twins came separately? That maes for a more in-depth visit. Yes, time for a nap after they are gone!!

  13. nice to be a grandparent. Looks like a lot of fun.

  14. Painting terracotta pots... Never thought of that. We've loads in our garden. I might give it a go.

  15. She's so crafty! LOVE the tie dye - I should try it :)


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