Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summertime Fun! Weds. Walk and Because Kids Live Here

This summer we have been blessed to be able to spend some fun times with our grandchildren, so this week on Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane I thought I would post some pictures of our fun times together when we were making memories, and a little poem called,...Summertime Fun! If you would like to join in the fun this week with a memory from the past or the present, just click on the button below and link your post with MckLinky.
And this post is also for the "Because Kids Live Here,...(and in my case I will add) This Week" to the title since we have our grandson Caleb with us "this week"! So you can get there by clicking on the Weds. button above to connect to Lynnette's site,...and then read both Weds.'s, and Thurs.'s posts,...and join in with your pictures and stories.

Summertime Fun!

Summertime is a time for fun
When the grandkids come to stay

Sometimes we just sit around
But most the time we play

Movies, popcorn, swimming and more
And they like to go with me to the store

We pick up the foods that they like to eat
And that always includes something sweet!

Grandma has to cook for them too…
That’s just something grandmas do

Fruit smoothies is something that we make
Or Grandpa plays “soda jerk” and makes them a shake!

He gives them a ride in his convertible car
And sometimes they go pretty far

But most of the time they just take a spin around town
Music blaring with the top down

We play pool and board games too
We find plenty of stuff to do

It sure is hot out there today
So I think we’ll just stay inside to play

Maybe a game of Farkel or cards
Since it’s too hot to play in the yards

Whatever we do it sure is fun
To have these kiddos one by one

One day they won’t want to come stay
Or to visit Grandma for summertime play

So these moments I’ll treasure one by one
Making memories of our summertime fun!


September said...

Love the pics Linda!! You are one special Grandma!! Truly.. I always love your poems,, but this time,, pleaaassee tell me what Farkel is? LOL... Never heard of this,,, must be a Mid-west game? heehee.. thanks for posting your pics and memories. I love them!

Verna said...

They are very lucky to have such a great grandma to do things with.

And you are blessed with lots of children's love around you.

Love the photos.

Holly said...

What a great poem and so many fun times with the grandkids!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Can I come and stay with Grandma and Grandpa? Sounds fun to me. You did make one tiny little error in your poem...they will always WANT to come to stay it just may not always be as convenient (take my word for it!). :)


jamers said...

What fun pictures and what fun grandparents. Speaking from my own experience of staying at my grandma's when I was growing up...you NEVER outgrow wanting to stay at grandma's house. I still miss those times of visiting and that special feeling you get from grandparents. What precious memories and bonds you are building with your grandkids! Awesome!

Jenilee said...

love the summer pics... looks like so much fun! I bet you are such a great grandma! my girls are blessed with wonderful grandparents and I'm so thankful for that. enjoy the rest of the summer months! ;)

Veronica said...

Linda...can I just say that I wish I had grandparents like you guys!!! Sounds like you guys have had a blast this summer. That is so awesome. You are creating memories for your grandchildren that will last a lifetime! You are awesome!!!

Kari said...

I LOVE all the smiles! What a great family - lots of love. Loved the poem too! I am extremely close with my grandparents (77 & 78) and always have them. They are amazing - so you are giving your grandkids something so special, that when are 34 (like me), they will cherish it with all they have!

Kate said...

Love all of the pics! So glad you are able to enjoy time with all of them!!

Family American Style. said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for sharing. There is something new to look forward to on Wednesday's, its, "What would your children say?" Wednesday. Join us in the fun.

Kristin said...

I love all the pictures! You have such a sweet family, it seems! Glad you're having lots of Summertime fun!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

Terrific pics...and I adore the poem, of course!!!!

Linda said...

Thanks everyone, for the nice comments. Having my kiddos around gives me an excuse to PLAY! (((smile)))

I love them all so much!

God has given me such wondeful blessings and I thank Him for each one of them.

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...


Looks like you had a TON of fun this summer!! What a blessing that your grandchildren are able to spend time with you like that.

Many blessings,

Lisa said...

LOVE the poem and my goodness, all of the wonderful pics! This truly is a wonderful time in life, isn't it? Being grandma is such a treat!

Kristin said...

Love the new pics you added at the top! Hope you're having a great week!!

Christina said...

This oughta make you laugh. As I started looking at your pictures and I got to the 3rd one, I was thinking......... COOL BEANS, you are the neatest with a skee ball thingy in your house.

Then I realized........that's not your basement. hehe Did that make you laugh? I knew it would.

Those are some pretty great moments that you shared with us, you can tell how much your families means to you.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog for this Wednesday Walk. I enjoyed seeing yours. What a great idea of the summer picture memories! I may do one of those too! Lovely pictures. :)

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Love the pictures of your beautiful family, sweet Linda. You are such a great grandma!!! Thank you for your sweet words of love and encouragement. I so appreciate your friendship (and also your beautiful daughter Lynnette's friendship!). So sorry I haven't been able to visit as much. I'm having a hard time keeping up with the blogging as much now that we are doing Walking With You to support the grieving moms. That takes a lot of my focus, lately...and I am grateful to get to do it. But I miss visiting with some of my favorite bloggy-friends...like you! Hope you enjoyed your trip.

Love to you,

Deanna said...


What delightful pictures you have shared with us.
Sweet Poem and how true.

Linda, I enjoy your blog and always enjoy hearing from you.
Best wishes.
Your bloggin buddy,

Jennifer said...

Absolutely LOVE your pictures!! Thanks for sharing them all...looks like a great summer at your house! Just one question...what is Farkel???

Laura Hoekstra-Bettig said...

Love all the photos and your poem, too! I have fond memories of spending the night at my grandma's house. I can't wait to stay at her mansion in Heaven next!