Wednesday, July 05, 2017

A Nostalgic Little Picnic

July 4th is good for picnics so we pulled one together. Hannah thought it a good idea to have the gathering at her house, like in the "good ol' days" when Grandma and Grandpa had picnics there, and so we did.

Lucas hung our with Uncle Ben for a bit and enjoyed a bit of Pepsi Cola.

The meal was scrumptious! A little American, a little Mexican, and a little Chiavetta's for the chicken marinade. So good! 

Sergio's parents brought a watermelon with seeds! The kids had never seen one quite like it. Sad, huh? I taught them how to spit watermelon seeds like a good grandmother.

Aubrey and Simon faught over a tiny toad Uncle Joe found in the back yard.

Abuelo and Abuela loved on the grandbaby (of course),

and there were several games of badmitton played. It's a great backyard and teaming with childhood memories for me, my sisters, and all of our kids. 

Go back and take a look at my dad's outbuildings. They put a smile on my face.


  1. I remember when you were perhaps gonna sell the house...right?
    So nice that Hannah and her wee family can enjoy it all over again..
    Linda :o)

    1. Yes, it's been a blessing all the way around. I never really wanted to sell it, but not everyone wanted to hold onto it. I'm glad we have it now.

  2. What a wonderful 4th. We celebrated a wedding this year instead of the 4th. The Molly factor keeps us home, the fireworks make her so scared. Loved your pictures and your picnic.

  3. So many good memories there.

  4. Very good memories there. <3

  5. The outbuildings caught my eye first thing....looks like some wonderful memories were made.