Monday, April 8, 2013

Family Time

Tuned in...or zoned out?

What are they watching?? It may have been an episode of Sponge Bob or Thomas the Tank Engine. Not sure which. When I asked them if it was funny, they both looked up at me and nodded vigorously. Who would know, right? lol

As you may know, I took last week off blogging because [some of] the grandkids were here. It was great having them here, but I'm wondering why I'm so tired today - but truly a good kind of tired. And of course it now seems way too quiet in our house without them.

 'King of the Mountain.'
With one subject who already gave up, it appears.

Ah, here we are. Three boys on the dwindling snowbank.
April 5. Crazy.

Buckled in and ready to go to Downing Cafe

Barn (and horse) Near Downing, WI

Horses and fence near Downing, WI
 


To the Downing Cafe for delicious hamburgers and fries!

I hadn't been to the Downing Cafe for years, but it is fun - another one of those friendly little village cafes that I love. When you walk in this entrance, you go down a flight of steps to the cafe or up a flight of steps to another level. It looks like it might have been a school building at one time. (I suppose it would have been a good idea to research it before writing this post.)


And there's usually room for a 'peanut butter foldover.'


Grandpa making breakfast. Someone doesn't look thrilled.
Grandpa is a very good breakfast chef! 
I think that particular day it was French toast and ham.


This is where the granddaughter could be found much of the time.
She's working on Maple Leaf Rag.

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Our snow is actually melting - finally. It snowed again Friday night, but I think that Tuesday and Wednesday are supposed to be in the low 50s, so all this white stuff should be gone by the end of the week, and not a moment too soon!


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35 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Looks like a lot of fun with the grandkids!! Glad your snow is melting- it's spring!!

Terri D. said...

It's good to have you back and to share in all the great family time you had last week! The children are beautiful, and the photos are great! That snow pile, in April, is amazing! I just can't imagine that much snow anymore. I grew up with it, but am happy to now have it now! Wishing you a more restful week!!

Parsley said...

What a true blessing...family. Glad you had time to make memories with them.

podso said...

No wonder you are tired! Lots of fun activity. Looks like you had a wonderful week, with some snow to add to the fun? I'm sure you are ready to be done with that.

Diane said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! And I love Scott Joplin!

Jenn said...

I love it when you share pictures of your grandkids!! Looks like you had a fantastic time together!

Sandra said...

looks like you all had a great time,and I love the architecture of the cafe and that beautiful barn. beautiful and talented grand kids...

Eileen said...

Very cute grandchildren.
Glad you had a fun week with them.

Chatty Crone said...

I love seeing your grandchildren - they are cute. That barn looked beautiful and the restaurant looked good. And I have never seen grandpa before - or you. I remember when Andy played king of the mountain - but not on snow. Glad you had a nice week! sandie

8)(8 said...

Gorgeous photos! Such cute children and teen! I bet you are tired in a good way. Thanks for your humorous comment.

Maple Lane said...

You are blessed with a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing them with us and the local scenery, too.

Empty Nester said...

I'm not sure who had more fun- you or them! I can just imagine how quiet it is there now. Deafening, isn't it? French toast and ham???? Sign me up next time! :)

George The Lad said...

Steps and peanut butter and a play with kids just up my street. Spring is late coming this year!! but looked like you all had a great time.
Thanks for popping bye, to answer your question even if the farmer had signs up there is very strict guidelines the electric fences around the field we accept but the elc wire on the stile should not have been exposed, it should be above head height or below ground.
So in this case even if there was signs he had not followed the guidelines, Cathy who got the shock had a burn on her arm the size of a dollar!! I'm still in two minds to get intouch with the council, imagine if it was a child.
Jan x

Paulette said...

Lovely photos of your precious wee ones. When we spend time with our grandchildren it certainly does rejuvenate our spirit. I don't know about you, but I'm not as young as I use to be, and I have to rest for a few days after they are gone. Glad to have you back.

Gina Gao said...

This looks like you had a really great time with your family!

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ImSoVintage said...

Glad you had such a great time with the grandkids. Spring has sprung here and Wednesday it is going to be 80. I'm loving it.
hugs,
Laura

Denise said...

Sweet, sweet post.

Rose said...

I love that barn!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome barn. love it!! so fun! ( :

Judy said...

I love that barn, and the restaurant looks like a place I would love to visit.

Carla said...

Hi Judy,
I love all the photos! Looks like you all had a blast.
Tell me more about the cafe. We would like to try it. Thanks!

Mari said...

Looks like you had a great time. I'm jealous that your hubby is such a good breakfast maker. :)
The barn and silo are great!

Nell at njschout said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with family! Great photos. : )

20 North Ora said...

Aren't grandchildren the greatest? They are so cute and look like they are having so much fun! Judy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a wonderful barn! I enjoyed all your photos. You have a beautiful family.

Elaine said...

It's always great to have the grandkids visit and it looks like you had a wonderful time. It does wear you out, though. I love your barn photo! Excellent work!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It looks as though you had a wonderful,week with your grand kids. The cafe looks like a charming place, and what a nice breakfast Grandpa is making! :-)

Samantha said...

Snow, snow, go away, come again in time for Christmas!

Amy Burzese said...

Looks like a great week, Judy. Those mounds of snow . . . . !

Tricia Hays said...

Now, that's a cool old barn

Thank you for joining =)

TexWisGirl said...

love the barn and horse and fence. happy grandkids, too! :)

Genie Robinson said...

Ditto...Gorgeous barn! What a wonderful way to get up this Friday morning...to your precious post of your grandchildren and that cute little town. They are precious. We are off to see the only granddaughter today, and I cannot wait to see her. What we do without our grandchildren? genie

Tanya Breese said...

some great family time spent together....wonderful memories being made!

Jan n Jer said...

Nothing better then spending time with the Grands....it is what I love the most! Great photos of a happy time. So glad you stopped by today.

J_on_tour said...

Great family times and local views. Nice warm & homely post ... despite the snow :-)

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