Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Last Sip of Fun


Papa Wampa took all five grands to Busch Gardens as a final farewell to summer. He's known as Mr. Spontaneity. He raised our kids that way too--fun on a moments notice. No regrets on that--life is short.
In the upper photo, our little Jedi is being very intimidating!
The girls do the Cousin Huddle Hug.
Dueling light sabers. Check out those light waves.
Papa Wampa and his favorite homies enjoying the last of summer.
We are so blessed with these five very special people in our lives.
What a comfort they are.

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged...
Proverbs 17:6

5 comments:

karengberger said...

What a gift indeed. The looks on their faces say it all: mutual love and appreciation all around. I'm so glad that you are blessed with one another.

Anonymous said...

Papa Wampa - what a guy! The king of ....let's just do it!

Love you Joe - Viv

Jaimers said...

Papa Dee is soo fun! Thanks again Daddy my kids loved it!

karengberger said...

Dear Karen,
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I love hearing from you.
Yes, I do "find that the mourning goes underground, like a tamped down fire, only to rise up again when something new happens to disturb the cinders." That's a beautifully apt way to put it. On some days, I can function pretty well, and have good energy - and on other days, I'm doing well to get dressed and showered.
I am learning to laugh at myself more, though, and my (former) pride in my "efficiency." Everything is just so different now, isn't it? Add menopause to the mix, and it can be pretty unpredictable.
I'm sorry for the reasons that we've met, but I am grateful that we have met!

flowergardengirl said...

Looks like your hubby was having lots more than mine. MrD had a root canal. Oh brother what a big baby--I had my hands full. You would have thought he had his whole head amputated.

--- and we don't have gkids yet---boo hiss. When we do---I'm gonna scoot them off to places fun like this.