Our grandson, Bladen, loves soccer. He has played soccer ever since he was in the first grade. Since the world cup has been on Blade rides his bike over and watches the action with Grandpa. If Blade’s Dad is home he comes over and watches also. It’s a rollicking good time!
At least once or twice during the day Blade rides his bike through all the fields then stops by to let Hank Puff (their dog) cool off in the canal. Sometimes he stops by and visits with us, or stays for lunch, or rests on one of the chairs outside.
Next year he will be in the 7th grade. Next year he will be in Craig. 😦
Tally will also ride her bike over, but it is a long, long way when you are only 6 and you have to peddle LOTS to get your little bike from home to here. Once she is here she wants to watch a cartoon, or play on Grandpa’s IPad. But her most favorite thing is playing in the tree!
(My two hearts sitting in the garden)
Yesterday, Linky asked Grandpa if he would shoot with her.
(After school was out Grandpa gave Linkin his long-bow. Earlier, Kelly-their Dad–had made Linkin a long bow from an Russian Olive branch. She adored it! But being a branch it finally broke…in steps Grandpa with a gift of his Long-bow. She adored it! She practiced every day, getting better and better. So for her birthday we bought her a bow and some arrows, a wrist guard and a quiver.
She continued to practice.
Yesterday when Grandpa took Bladen home –after the US lost their bid for the World Cup in Soccer and after Grandpa showed Blade how to put a new tube in his bike tire….Linkin asked if she could come up and spend the night and shoot arrows with Grandpa.
Her smile says it all.
They pretty much tied with the hitting of the target!
It won’t be long now until they move to Craig, Colorado. By the end of this month.
Blessed we are, Terry and I. All these days are priceless.