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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Family Fun

Happy Tuesday my friends.  Alex, Jamie and the kids arrived safely on last Thursday.  Please forgive me for not commenting much on blogs but I have been playing with my family.  Since it is rare that we see them, I've stayed off of the computer for the most part and just enjoyed my time with everyone.  

Alex took Caleb to the mall and bought him a brand new "real" skateboard.  I had forgotten just how much those things cost!  Then he gave him a bunch of pointers on skating.  We still had Alex's old board in the garage.  He hadn't skated in years but picked it right up again.  Look at that grin on Caleb's face.  He's planning to go to Japan and live with his Uncle Alex when he's old enough.  Ha!
I guess you never really lose the skills.
Our living room looked like Legoland!  I have kept all of Jamie & Alex's Legos and it's the first thing that  Kyleigh and Caleb go for when they get here for visits.  Alex had a great time building with them.
Then they even got Grandma into a picture.  See the Japanese textbook that Caleb is holding?  It was Alex's very first textbook when he started taking Japanese language.  He has these kids speaking Japanese and writing Konji already!  He's a born teacher and all kids love him.  I think he really misses teaching.  Caleb took the book home with him.  He adores his uncle.
Saturday we went downtown to Riverfront Park and the kids rode the carousel.  I love this little girl.  She's going to middle school next year!!  Tell me it isn't so.
Caleb and Uncle Alex on their mighty steeds.
The falls are roaring right now with the mountain snow melt.  That's my crew down by the falls.  I stayed up top where I wouldn't have to walk back up dozens of stairs, (and I stayed dry!)
Isn't this a pretty view?  That's my bunch in the lower right corner.
There are gondolas that will take you on a ride down over the falls.  Spokane is known as the "Lilac City", hence the purple gondolas.
Here they are at the upper falls.  Grandpa looks worried about something!
A view of the upper falls.  The suspension bridge we were standing on was doing lots of shaking from the force of the water flowing.  You can only imagine the sound of the water roaring by.
Alex took this just before Jamie and the kids left to go home on Sunday.  Kyleigh has one of Alex's old skateboards.  Gosh I miss them so much.  We sure put a lot of fun into three days.
Friday we drove out to Cheney and around the University Campus.  The boys had a great time reliving different things about the college.  Then we had dinner with a friend who lives near the college.  The boys used to stay with him if the winter weather was too bad to get home at night.

Alex had his pre-op appointment yesterday and his foot surgery is today.  We're praying all will go well and his pain in walking will be much relieved, although the doctor said he has arthritis in his heel already from his skiing accident and re-breaking the bones by walking so much around Tokyo.

I'll try to check in again soon.  Meanwhile, I hope you're enjoying a lovely spring, (or fall), depending on where you. live.

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1