Friday, March 23, 2012

Spoiling the Grandkids

A few days ago I received this email from my boys:

“Dear Dad, We are coming home from Chicago. We had a great time. We are looking forward to coming home. We hope you will spoil us as much as grandma and grandpa have been spoiling us.”

The three boys were making good use of Grandpa’s smart phone by pecking out this email to me. Grandma and Grandpa hosted them for a couple of days in Chicago and they got to do all sorts of fun activities. Going to museums by day and eating out at night provides a good basis for spoiling, and then there was the ice cream, cake, and smoothies.

Since we were not there, we don’t know all that went on, but all reports indicate they had a great time. However, a “great time” is in the eye of the beholder. Evidently Grandpa and the boys had a “great time” at Ed Debevic's while Grandma made a mental note to never return there with them. :-)

Of course, the trip was not really about spoiling the grandkids, but about loving them. We are thankful that Grandma and Grandpa took this time to invest in our boys.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Digitizing Photos

Yay!  We wrapped up a big project tonight.   We finished scanning all of our photo albums.  It will be exciting to be able to take all of our photos with us as we head off to Kenya now that they fit neatly on my laptop.

It is also fun to have them accessible rather than off in some album somewhere.  For example, take a look at a few gems that were in the last album we scanned.  They are B&W photos I took in 1999 when Buddy was born.

Presenting Buddy to the girls when they came to visit at the hospital.
Buddy's first day.
Ed sleeping.
Miss Bookworm was holding books even back then.