Friday, March 12, 2010

"Be End," as Jacob says.

Everyone put on a swimsuit, gathered a towel, and planted themselves in one of two vehicles for the ride to the Super 8 motel for a celebration of swimming, especially fun for the kids. However, when we arrived there was a party going on, and the pool was full. Lovella came up with the brilliant idea for the 'little 'uns' to make painted paper, while the men took Alana to the ranch for some 4-wheeling. Alina, the Queena the Trailer, inspects her hand for paint; she's kind of picky about how she looks...darling, of course.
Marcus was the paint mixer extraordinaire!

Evan loved making all kinds of patterns before texturizing his paper.

Isabella LOVES red and pink!

Kelly loves to get the kids lined up for funniness!

This is definitely NOT funny! This was my piece de resistance!
A Rhubarb Custard Pie
made with whole wheat pastry crust, and it was delicious, if I do say so myself.
It was one of many desserts ordered up for the celebrations.
Cream Puffs, Chocolate Cake with ice cream, and Liliquoi (Passion Fruit) Cheesecake were among the treats.
We know how to eat; and we know how to celebrate, don't we?

I couldn't resist this angelic pose, below, of Dante as he napped.

...of Isabella as she slept in on the last morning,

oops, I guess he was cute enough to picture twice!
My nephew, Jake, always used to say, "Be End!" at the end of a story.
That's how this one ends too.


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

The kids are getting so big and the little ones are sooooo cute!

That pie looks amazing. I bet Jay devoured it!

Margaret said...

Wow....the kids look like they are so excited to be with Gramma. YOu got some great pics of the kids with their discovery faces on. What a true treat. I get excited thinking of what kind of a grammy I get to be some day. What a filled up feeling He gives us.

Blessings back to you for reflecting God's love to them. Love and hugs.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

The kidlets are adorable and that pie looks divine!