Sunday, October 5

Missouri weekend

We do not see our Missouri kids all that often. We usually manage a weekend with them when we head south in the fall and again when we head back in the Spring. This Fall we decided to drive the car instead of the motorhome to Peculiar for a visit with our Missouri family.

I have taken many pictures and when I get it figured out how to get them on here using my chromebook you will see them or you will have to wait till I get back to my reliable Toshiba and the way I can do it without thinking. I did not bring my camera, thinking the phone camera would be easier. Easier it is but I have discovered two things; I get better pictures with my camera and it is easier to transfer pictures to the chromebook from the camera. Now I need to remember it.

The great grands are always a pleasure and it is so much fun watching their progress as little humans. Little Miss Elise comes up with the darndest things. Such as, she says to her Nana Susan, "I want to live with you because you love me and you will always be kind." Truly this is the kind of stuff this girl comes up with! And little Leo is a wonder too at the things he does at 17 months of age. He was riding a pony for the first time and his mom said," Tell Kelsey thank you." Kelsey was the girl who was walking the pony. Little Leo leaned over, patted the pony and said, "Thank you."

So these are photos out of order...
Sunday Morning Breakfast
This is a waffle with Strawberries Romanoff

(Makes 4 small servings, recipe inspired by Strawberries Romanoff at Le Parisien Restaurant.)
1 pound fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sour cream (I use light sour cream, but never fat free)
1 T Stevia In the Raw Granulated Sweetener
1 T brown sugar
(You can use all Stevia or all brown sugar, or any combination of sugar/ sweetener that you prefer.)
Be sure to buy the reddest and ripest strawberries you can find for best flavor. Rinse strawberries, then cut big ones into fourths and smaller ones into halves. Put cut strawberries into a medium-sized bowl
In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and sweetener, brown sugar, or a combination of the two. Taste for sweetness to see if you want to add more sweetener. Gently combine sour cream mixture with cut strawberries, divide into four small dishes, and serve.

 Elise and morning cartoons
 Papa Gary with Little Leo
                                               Another vacuum boy!
                                            Nana Susan with Leo
                                             Elise is a rider too
                                          Elise with the queen of the Burnt District Festival in Harrisonville MO
                                            Elise and Leo driving the firetruck. Little Leo took this very seriously never taking his hands off the steering wheel. Should be a good driver except for the no fear factor. They both have that.

                                                These two are buddies.
Leo beat Elise to the engine but she gave in gracefully. Always does when it comes to her little brother.            

Elise on the Dragon Wagon all by herself. Fearless.

Elise on the swing all by herself, laughing and giggling the whole time. She thanked the carnival worker when he helped her off the swing and he said, "You are welcome, Princess." She said, "I am a princess." This gave him a chuckle.
There was one ride that Elise did twice with her Nana Susan and that was the Tilt-o-Whirl. She loves carnival rides!!

Mom Amanda getting the kiddoes  ready for the ride to the festival.

Coach Brooker at the football game in Drexel, far right on the sideline. I took this shot just to prove I was there.
I finally figured out the photo problem. 
When making a blog entry, click on the photo entry as usual but then click on 'more' and choose 'from phone'.

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