The Official Start to Cousins’ Week

These three woke up in a silly mood on Monday morning.

DSC_5001However, that is nothing new.

DSC_5003They could hardly wait to pick up their cousins Diana and Gloria and go to A.C. Moore for crafts.

DSC_5011We were hungry by the time we finished shopping, so stopped at McDonald’s for lunch.


DSC_5023When we finished eating, we went to the grocery store to get food items we needed for the week.

They each choose a breakfast and supper menu.

DSC_5024After getting the groceries and crafts unpacked, and taking Diana to her job at G & G Feed & Supply, the other four started to work on their first craft.

DSC_5027Gloria and Ian were “digging” for jewels.


DSC_5030Jared was on a dinosaur dig.


DSC_5032Jesse was assembling an Angry Birds kit. The directions were easy enough for a six-year-old to understand. I just had to show him what steps 1, 2, and 3 meant.

DSC_5039Jared pretending to be thinking about the dinosaur he just found during his “dig.”


DSC_5045Jesse playing with his assembled kit.

DSC_5046The object of the game is to “sling shot” the bird into the pig and knock him off of his tower of blocks.

DSC_5047Or if you want the game to be more challenging, you can place the pig tower on top of the cardboard box.

DSC_5048Gloria and Ian eventually uncovered their hidden treasures.



DSC_5055Then they needed something in which to hold their treasures. I had purchased a pack of white gift bags, so for this craft we cut the top off of four, and they proceeded to decorate them with duct tape.




DSC_5064Ian was in charge of supper so asked Grandpa to help him grill hamburgers.


DSC_5074After supper they made a “critter” mix to see what we could attract to the patio – in sight of the field camera. If you are thinking that Jesse has a new hairdo, it’s because the girls were styling his hair.


DSC_5076The critter mix: peanuts, marshmallows, bird seed, chocolate chips, and peanut butter.

DSC_5080This is how they get bedtime showers at grandpa and grandma’s house. 🙂








DSC_5187After they put their wet clothing in the washing machine and got into dry clothing, they watched a video – while grandma RESTED.

6 thoughts on “The Official Start to Cousins’ Week

  1. Looks like fun! Today I ordered owl pellets for a Sunday School class overnight later this month. Your “critter mix” looks like a good idea I could copy! Thanks.

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