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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Three Special Guys and Two Special Dogs

Good morning,

Our son and his wife have six terrific children, three boys and three girls.  Since we can't fit them all in the car to take them out we spend time with them in groups.  ;)  This particular day we took the three boys out for lunch, then to our friend Erica's to enjoy her pool and lake.  Our daughter, Catherine, met us at Erica's with our two dogs, Penny and Erik.

After picking up the three boys, we drove about ten yards from our son's driveway and saw the deer in the image above.
Suddenly, more deer appeared.  We put the car in park as My Honey and I fumbled for our cameras and two more deer appeared for a total of six.  I barely got these images before a car came down the road next to them and scared them back into the trees.  What a beautiful sight!
So, with boys in the back seat telling us everything that was new and wonderful in their lives, we got on the highway toward Erica's house.
But first, we stopped for lunch.  Guess where we are!  OK, that wasn't hard to answer.  We are at IHop, a favorite of all five of us.  After we ate and before we left we ordered a sandwich to go for Catherine.
 Now onto the two lane highways, we had plenty to talk about with the boys.  This nifty machine was trimming trees back away from the road.
 Finally at Erica's we were greeted in the driveway by our daughter, Catherine, and at the door by Erica's Brittanys.  Our Penny and Erik were already at the pool wondering what was taking us so long to get there.   Not all of the dogs were out at the same time and not everyone was in the pool at the same time. 
 Our Erik wanted to take his turn in the pool first.  ;)
 Erik and Penny are here with Catherine at least twice a week so they know the routine.
They are all very well behaved and know to wait until they are told they can go in. We let the dogs swim and retrieve tennis balls first.

I'll have some great water shots of our canine athletes and of the boys to share very soon.

All the best,
Lois

PS - The winner of the Crochet Give Away is...


Lynn of Olive Knitting!

Be sure to check out this terrific blog!  I so enjoy Lynn's stories of knitting, farming, and just living in Italy.

Thank you, everyone, for entering the give away.

-LAE

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20 comments:

Chintan said...

seems like you had a great day with the boys :)

VP said...

Considerd the number of kids it is really wise to arrange turns!

Sherry said...

Another great post from Lois! Wow! That pool is BIG.

Lois said...

What a fun day! My daughter has deer in her yard from time to time, but I have never been able to get a picture.

TexWisGirl said...

i bet your beautiful labs enjoy their pool time! how sweet!

Mama-Bug said...

What a great combination, boys and dogs and water!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Looks like you are busy.

I love those deer pics.

My Journey With Candida said...

GrandKids can be so much fun. Dogs too!!

It is so nice that your dogs are so well behaved. Not everyone teaches their dogs manners.... but then again, not everyone teaches their kids manners either. LOL

EG Wow said...

Looks like the boys were enjoying themselves. And the dogs too!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Congrats to the lucky winner. I love love your header, Lois, it is fun AND sweet! xxxx

Bob Bushell said...

A great day with the boys and dogs.

karen said...

lovely, handsome boys!!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

A fun day and a lot to see.

Montanagirl said...

That pool looks very inviting today. It's 91 here.

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

You need a bigger car:))) just for these sorts of fun days. Love the deer pic as well

Happy Days said...

Lois, you need a mini van!! lol With all the grandkids and the dogs! Now that I finally have the mini van, my girls are growing up and I no longer have a dog...wanna trade cars??....debbie

missing moments said...

Great day with grandkids. Those deer were a treat!

Elaine said...

What a treat to see those deer!

Chris Fenwick said...

Beautiful photos Lois and the weather looks perfect, lucky pets and lucky Grand Children. :o)

Olive Knitting said...

I can't believe that your son has 6 kids.
I can't believe that your dogs are so well behaved to wait for the go-ahead for the pool.
I can't believe that you saw those beautiful deer just there by the road and that you had your camera to capture the image.
AND I can't believe that I won your give away!!!! Is all this stuff really true?
thank you!!!