Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Four Generations!

While Jayson and Riley were enjoying the slopes in Denver, my mom and grandma came for a visit. For those of you who saw "Texas Quints", this is the same grandma that was in the second episode. It was so wonderful to have her and my mom here! She really got to bond with the quints and with Kaiya and we had a lot of fun! I am the oldest of her 53 grandchildren (yes you read that right...53!) and we have always had a close relationship. I wish that we lived closer so we could see her more often.

Grandma Rappleye eating breakfast with the kids

Grandma loved reading to the quints and the quints LOVED having grandma read to them! I couldn't even get mad at Kaydence for being on the table (totally against the rules) because it was so cute!

Grandma Rappleye, Mimi, Rachelle & Kaiya--Four generations! Thanks to GG and Ronnie, the four of us got to enjoy a night out on the town! We went shopping and out to dinner. Then our battery died in the parking lot and we were stranded for about an hour while we waited to get rescued! At least we were in good company :-)

Lunch at Firehouse Subs---Kaydence, Ryder and Rustin all got invited on playdates, so we took advantage of our small numbers and went out to lunch!

Grandma Rappleye, Mimi and Rachelle. My grandma will be 90 years old this June...Doesn't she look AMAZING??

While my mom was here, our big project was to make window treatments for my kitchen. The kids were so interested in what was happening that they all pulled up a chair to watch.

The finished product---YAY! Within the last couple months we have painted the kitchen and now added window treatments---it is amazing how much it has changed the feel of the room. I love my kitchen now! (Thanks for your help mom and grandma! You guys are the best!)

Grandma Rappleye with Ryder, Kyndall, Kaydence, Rustin and Kassidy (No one is allowed to visit our house without taking the traditional pictures on the couch)

Goofy faces!

Mimi with Kaiya, Kaydence, Kyndall, Rustin, Ryder and Kassidy



Stephanie said...

I love how your windows treatments turned out!

Crazy Granny said...

What a wonderful opportunity for all the kids and you.

Aiketa said...

Not only does your grandma look amazing, but she seems to be in really good health being able to travel and all.

Kelly said...

How exciting to actually have four generations living to take a picture together. One of my grandmas died before I was even a teenager and the other died when I was 21. I'm sure it was a treat for everyone! I think the kids will appreciate it even more when they are older.

Your mom did a nice job on the window treatments. The paint color is very pretty and the pictures in the black frames look nice on the wall too.

*miss nknadya* said...

happy family :)

tktakesphotos said...

I love the picture of Kaydence laying on the kitchen table. Your right it's totally adorable.

I think it's so great that your Grandmother was able to visit you in Texas.

I have one picture of myself with my Great Grandmother, my sisters and my Mom. It's one of my most treasured pictures.