Backyard Granddaughters

Last weekend Heather wanted to see her brother, Jared, before he headed back home to Sterling, Alaska. We are still under lock down and social distancing. We know we can visit in our backyard with making sure to stay 6′ between us. It was hard to not touch the girls though.

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A Covid-19 Mother’s Day

How did you celebrate your Covid-19 Mother’s Day? Here in Pennsylvania we are still locked down, but my daughter, Heather, figured if she brought the girls over and let them run in the backyard it would be safe. It was really hard to see them but not touch them.

The girls made me some flowers and Heather, Sarah and Cade bought me a new laptop.

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Now was the sad time because they had to leave. It was really hard not being able to hug them all good bye.

Jared showed up right after they left, so he still hasn’t been able to see his sister and her girls. Hopefully, Heather wants the weather to be nice on Saturday so she can see her brother before he goes back to Alaska.

Jared brought me the cutest birdhouse for Mother’s Day. I didn’t expect anything from him because he was doing all the work upstairs to make our master bedroom and library. He was supposed to level the floor but when he got here and looked there was a lot more he had to do first. Now the bathroom is plumbed and the whole thing is wired. He has now leveled the floor and laying the sub floor the next few days. I am so lucky to have such a great carpenter for a son.

My new birdhouse

We ordered in so I wouldn’t have to cook. That was the best present I could do.

I hope you had a wonderful Covid-19 Mother’s Day. Let me know if you did anything fun.

Stay safe out there!

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Face Masks

I had gotten rid of all my scrap material when we moved but I have made a couple of aprons for the girls for their second birthday, so I had a few scraps that I could make masks.

I even cut out small ones for the twins.

I got the pattern from JoAnn’s.

https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/?icn=hpz1&ici=make-to-give-response

They also have kits they are handing out for you to make for your first responders.

I didn’t have the 1/4 elastic but I did have some small round elastic I used. David said it does hurt your ears if you have to wear them too long. I could have made ties but didn’t think that made the mask tight enough.

The 1/4 elastic is out of stock a lot of places. I did just find a store on ETSY that said they would get it mailed in 2 to 5 days. I will see if it comes that soon.

Anyway this is what they look like finished.

We kept one each for us and took the rest over to my daughter Heather;s, house. She is still working so she needs more than one. I think she should change it everyday. Then all you have to do is throw them into washer and dryer.

Sarah, my other daughter, found 3 packages of 1/4 inch elastic at her house. She is mailing it across the country for me to make masks for all of them.

Our local hospital and clinics are now accepting homemade masks. They posted the pattern, so I will be starting on them.

Heather ordered some material from an ETSY store, so we have plenty of material. I guess I will start with ties until I get more elastic.

Stay Safe Out There!

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Covid-19 and Easter

I know there are tons of grandparents that didn’t get to spend Easter with their grandchildren. I know some of you have done like my brother and sister in law who delivered things to their grandchildren as they watched from across the road as the children looked at all their goodies.

I took some things over to our granddaughters on Friday and left them on the porch.

This is how we got to do Easter this year with them via photos.

Bekka in her Easter Dress
Kate in her Easter Dress
Checking out their baskets
Kate showing off her eggs

Girls are eating the chocolate sucker that Oma and Grandpa left for them.

We also got to use our Facebook Portal to visit with our grandchildren and children in Gig Harbor, Washington.

It was hard not spending Easter with our family but we all made the best of it. Covid-19 will not beat our family!

Let me know what you did for Easter.

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February Birthdays

David and I are leaving February 12th to go to Seattle to take care of 3 of our elementary age granddaughters, so we had a early birthday celebration in York on Friday. Dan’s birthday is on the 13th, Bekka and Kate’s is on the 16th and mine is on the 26th. My daughter, Sarah, in Gig Harbor had a birthday on the 1st. I have plenty of birthdays that is for sure.

Of course Oma had to make some birthday hats.

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Sunday With My Girls

Heather told me she had gotten something new to try out on the girls, stamps. She asked me if I want to come up and play too. Of course, I said yes.

When I first came upstairs this is what I saw.

Why exactly do we buy toys for children when all they really want is a box.

Kate really got into the stamping.

Bekka got into stamping herself.

Bekka said stickers are more fun. They discovered them on our move to York. It kept them entertained while driving down the road.

Mommy enjoys her Sundays with Kate and Bekka. Of course, Oma does too.

Bekka said it must be Super Bowl time. I better bring Grandpa a football. She carried it all the way down the stairs to give it to him.

The girls love spending time with Grandpa.

David and I will really miss these moments when we get moved into our new house next month.

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Beautiful Twin Granddaughters

David and I enjoy watching our little girls, Bekka and Kate, growing up. The new things they do everyday just amazes us. We have many wonderful days with them.

The girls love hanging out on our stairs with Mom.

They really enjoy being outside and learning all about what you can do with a stick.

I hope you get a little joy out of these photos because they sure put a lot of joy in our life.

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FestivICE

We have been checking out all the different happenings in downtown York. We went to checkout FestivICE.

https://www.eventiveyork.com/festivice

The day started getting the girls dressed in their winter gear. I remember doing this with all my kids. By the time you got number 5 dressed number one was coming back in.

There were quite a few ice sculptures. They were so small compared to the ones in Alaska.

The girls enjoyed looking at the ice sculptures and even got to sit in an Ice throne.

Kate and Bekka loved the huge bubble.

The girls got to meet the local mascots. A Raven and the Abominable Snowman.

The best thing was the 40ft ice slide.

Bekka really enjoyed it so Mommy took her back for another ride while Daddy and Grandpa watched Kate. Mommy had to take her because Daddy barely fit on the slide.

I just had to get a photo of the radio DJ’s coat.

These were painted on a wall. They tell some of the odd history of York. Be sure to read what they say.

It was a small festival but we enjoyed it. I think it had a lot to do with watching the reactions of our granddaughters, Kate and Bekka.

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