Monday, July 17, 2017

4th Of July Fun!

We had a nice 4th of July this year. We had planned to go to my parent's for the day to swim, but the weather didn't cooperate, so we just relaxed and watched TV instead of swimming. We bought some small fireworks and shot them off, too. Lucy loved throwing the poppers down and Molly really liked "making fog" with the smoke bombs! She also wanted to help Ross light all of the fireworks. All in all it was a nice day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Looking Like That Again

We were in Omaha last weekend visiting my grandparents and were looking at all of the pictures in their house. One of them in particular struck my nephew, Cody's, eye. After looking at this picture:

Cody, who will be 13 in a few weeks, asked my Mom (Gumma), "Gumma, do you wish you looked like that again?" We had the best laugh over this and it still makes makes me laugh today thinking about it! This picture was taken in 1984 and I was 5 1/2 and my Mom was 33. 

Cody is such a sweet boy! I love him and I love how he loves to play with Lucy and Molly, too!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Ward Family

This past week we went to Omaha, Nebraska, to visit my grandparents for my Gramma's 89th birthday. We hadn't been up there since November of 2014, when I was pregnant with Molly, so Gramma and Grampa had not met Molly yet. This is my Dad's side (Ward side) of the family and almost everyone was there at some point over the weekend. This family consists of my grandparents, Betty and LaVern Ward, my Aunt Cheryl (who lives in New Mexico and wasn't there), my Dad, my Uncle Skip (who lives next door to my grandparents), and my Aunt Janice (who lives in Blair, NE, about 30 minutes away from Omaha) and her two daughters, Gina and Yana, and Gina's daughter, Taylee.

It was nice to see everyone and visit, but was a little different. My grampa was recently moved to a nursing home and will more than likely not return home. He will by 90 this November and has dementia. It has slowly gotten worse over the last few years. It has gotten too hard for Gramma to take care of him at home and this is just the best option for now. Sunday we visited him in the nursing home and had a very nice time. I don't know if he really knew who I was, but he really seemed to like watching Molly suck her thumb.:) We were able to get a family picture with everyone who was there at the time.

All of the Ward great-grandchildren. Trevor (15), Cody (12), Taylee (11) Molly (2), and Lucy (4).

Ward grandchildren and great-grandchildren, minus Taylee. Back row: Yana, Lucy, Stephanie, Molly, Libby, Gina. Front row: Gramma Ward, Grampa Ward, Treovr, Cody.

Gramma and Grampa Ward

Grampa Ward and my dad, Terry.

Grampa Ward and Me.

Stephanie, Grampa Ward, Me

Me and Gramma Ward

Almost all of the Ward family.
Back row: Trevor, Stephanie, Nathan, Wanda, Ross, Lucy, Molly, Libby, Yana, Gina.
Front row: Cody, Gramma, Grampa, Terry, Janice.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy Father's Day To You...

The girls really enjoy singing the "Happy Birthday" song and even sang it to Ross on Father's Day, but changed it to Happy Father's Day. Ross wanted a cake for Father's Day, so we got one at the grocery store, put a candle in it, and the girls sang to him. :) You can watch a video if us singing Happy Father's Day here!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Is This A Surprise For Me?

The picture below was taken at a local grocery store that we frequent. These bins were right by the check-out lines and contain mini bottles of alcohol. One day when we walked by them Lucy said, "Is this a surprise for me?" I thought it was so funny. No, Lucy! It's definitely not a surprise for you!