Archive for the 'Visit to Kids' category

Backyard Fun

| April 17, 2010 7:46 am

It was great fun visiting Sara and her family.  Andrew, Peter, Emma and Abby love the trampoline.

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One day we took the girls to the park to meet Andrew and Peter when they got off the school bus.

Batter Up!

| April 13, 2010 6:19 pm

With our children scattered all over the US and none real close, we don’t usually get to see the usual things that some grandparents get to see, such as birthday parties, or sports of the grand-kids.  While visiting Sara and family, Andrew and Peter did have a their first baseball practice so Franz had a chance to join and take a few pictures and some video.

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Peter on base

Andrew in the outfield.

Peter at bat

Andrew fielding the ball

Peter had his chance at running the bases, but that can get rather tiring.  So he took a break on 2nd base.

Peter on 2nd

While Andrew was in the outfield, making a great play.

Andrew fielding ball

So Peter decided it would be best he he got ready to run.

Peter on 2nd base

Andrew’s Baptism and Bainbridge Island

| July 25, 2009 10:47 pm

We had a great time visiting Sara and her family in the state of Washington. It is great to see everyone and the grand kids love to see their grandmother.

Our schedule to visit Sara and family was around Andrew’s Baptism. After turning eight years old, he was ready to be baptized. Mike’s dad, and sister and family also flew to Washington for the event. On Saturday morning we drove over to the church to get some pictures.  I don’t mean just a couple of pictures but many many pictures.  Here is just one of them.

The must have coordinated what they were wearing because all the women were wearing blue and white.

It was a wonderful baptism.  Anne and Mike’s Dad, Al, gave talks.  Mike performed the baptism of Andrew.

That afternoon we all headed to Bainbridge Island for dinner.  There are two ways to get there and we choose to go the round about way over some bridges.  We all had a great dinner.

We decided to go back a different way, using a ferry that takes you to Seattle.  I checked on my iPhone and found the ferry schedule and we saw we had about 20 minutes to the next one.  We wanted a bit more time so we drove over to the ferry and after paying, parked on one of the lanes to the side.  We waited for all the cars to board that ferry and then moved into the lanes so we would be the first ones for the next ferry, whcih was scheduled one hour later.  We left the cards locked and headed on foot back to look around.  We found a park where the kids could play.

We could not wait too long because our cars were in the lane to board the next ferry.  We were headed back and could see we need to move quickly.

The drivers of the cars had to start to run and we got to our cars less than a minute before we had to start driving them onto the ferry.  The others walked on board and we found each other on the passenger deck.

It was a great view of Seattle as we approached.

Then it was back by freeway to Sara’s house.  It was a wonderful day.