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Sewing and cooking are two of my favorite things. In the past, I often found myself searching for pictures and details of projects I have done, without success. So I decided to start documenting my creations. Then my son suggested I add my recipes to the blog so that they are documented also.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Weekend

We spent the Father's Day Weekend camping with our children.  Nothing is more special than 8 adults in a motorhome! Seriously it was a great weekend. We had 2 tents set up for sleeping so there were only 4 of us in the motorhome.  This was our 2nd Annual Papapalooza.  Joining us for the second year in a row were 2 couples, friends of our eldest Bill, and their 4 children. Since we have no grandchildren we need to borrow them. This really works out well because we get to watch them play with frogs but have no responsibility for their behavior. These kids can really catch frogs much to my amazement.

One of the highlights of the weekend was tie dyeing shirts, shown above. 21 shirts were created with help of the children. I actually went golfing during this activity but they did a great job. My daughter-in-law Sharon designed the shirt and led the tie dyeing effort and was joined by our other daughter-in-law Tara. As you can the results were pretty professional.  When we returned from a day of golf none of the children had multicolored hands so I can only assume gloves were worn by all.

Our daughter Michelle managed to win the golf bet with her brother Jimmy on both days of golfing. Was she a sandbagger; I do not know but she was a winner.  I fear this competition may go on for years to come.

Fishing was an activity for all frequently as we were parked at the edge of the lake. This allowed the children to wade in and catch those frogs without the adults ever having to move from their perches. Many fish were caught and released.

What I have learned in the last few years is that as much as I adored my children when they were young, I absolutely love them as adults. There is no better times for me and hubby than the times spent with all our children together. So we cannot wait until next year for the 3rd Annual Papapalooza!!

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