Sunday, November 03, 2019

A day with the kids

We had a house full of kids today. Halloween was our great-nephew Stone's birthday and we try each year to do something special for him. He's been tied up and this was the first day we could all get our calendars together to celebrate.

He turned 17 this year and it probably won't be long before his "elderly aunt and uncle" are no longer cool, but we want him to know that he is important to us and we will never let his birthday go unacknowledged.

This was the first weekend that it's been cold enough to build a fire in the firepit.

The younger kids had a blast. I had firepit duty. My main objective was to keep the young kids from getting too close to the firepit and bursting into flames. We did S'mores.

A few years ago, we bought a box of firepit prongs that are perfect for roasting weenies and marshmallows.

Jilda will post a group picture of the kids on her blog tonight.

The only picture I have is of some fall grass. I took it today when I went to the store to buy propane for the grill.


  1. That sounds wonderful - for you all.

  2. Nothing better than a Fall fire mixed with kiddos and food! Your nephew may be 17 but I'm sure he'll always think you guys are cool! And he'll have all those wonderful memories of how much he's loved.

  3. Mom and Dad's lose their cool, elderly Aunts and Uncles are ALWAYS cool!

  4. Im ready to do smore’s over a fire!!
    Sounds like a lot of fun.

  5. Joeh said it all about the "elderly aunt and uncle" . LOL YOu guys do spoil 'the kids', I know they love it.
    Sherry & jack

    Looks like 'frosted cat tails' not grass. LOL good shot@!

  6. Kids do make such a difference in our lives. They keep the fun coming. How blessed we are to have them in our lives.

  7. When he was 17 my oldest grandson was the first to ask when cookie day was going to be. If I lived close enough I believe he would still come along with his children.

  8. Sounds like a cool time was had


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