Thursday, June 26, 2014

Indiana

Erin and David moved from Southern California to Indiana in January.  We planned to visit them for Erin's birthday and Father's Day.


Howard had made Erin a cherry box for her sewing machine to set in for her birthday.




Erin wanted hamburgers and hot dogs for her birthday.  We spiral cut the hot dogs.  They were really good that way.



When Erin and David moved into the house the washer and dryer were installed in such a way, that the doors opened on themselves in the middle.  She requested for her birthday they they be switched out.  Howard and David worked on that for her.  They had to get more dryer vent tubing, a longer gas line and a longer water hose.  They did get it changed out and she was so appreciative.


We celebrated Father's Day with a BBQ after church.  We had ribs.


Erin cut her watermelon into sticks.  What a nice way to eat it.

Townsend, McKenna, Clayton, Grandpa, Grandma, Colter and David.

For dessert Erin made raspberry, rhubarb tarts.  Yummy!
We visited Traderspoint Creamery one day.  They sell milk, yogurt, and cheese.  We bought some chocolate milk and raspberry yogurt, cheese and crackers.  We went to a park to eat and drink it.
Eagle Creek City Park is the second largest city park in the USA.  Central Park in NYC is the largest.




McKenna wanted to do a sewing project with me.  We found a cute bag on Pinterest so we made four of them.  She was going to share them with three friends.



 Matt and Amy came over one evening and day so we could give Abigail her rocker for her first birthday.
She is loving walking around things now.  It won't be long and she will probably be walking by herself.

We spent a day at Conner Prairie Village, a living history place.



Townsend trying to walk with stilts.  He actually did pretty well.
Notice the protruding brick?  That is actually the brick oven in the kitchen.
McKenna looking into the oven area.

This lady was explaining the spinning of the wool.  She also told us how flax is spun and made into linen.  It was very interesting.
The school house.
The potter making ink wells.
Howard got to try his hand at a foot-powered lathe.  
 Townsend, Colter, Clayton and McKenna with Grandpa and Grandma
Erin with her Dad and kids.



When we were riding in the car, or at home, Grandpa read, "Rabbit Hill" by Robert Lawson.  It was a fun book.

Erin had fun things for us to do.  She had a puzzle set up and a dot to dot book.


It was a fun week there.  We are so blessed to have them just 5 1/2 hours away.











1 comment:

  1. WOW! That chair is perfect for Abigail. Looks like all the grandchildren are enjoying your visit with them.

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