Warmin’ Up for Ladder Golf

Dan’s grandparents have a dog named Lady. Lady is pretty cute, pretty well behaved, and pretty friendly. But she hates it when birds get into the pine tree outside. She hates it so much that she jumps and bites branches off of the bottom of the pine tree. Then she barks and runs in circles with her eyes fixed on whatever bird has invader “her” tree.

The Saturday morning of the Dexter Family Reunion was rainy. Lydia didn’t mind because when we got to Gramma and Grampa’s house she got to play in the puddles in their driveway. We took Abby inside and watched as Lydia splashed in puddles and Lady barked at the birds. Grampa got in some good time holding Abby, and everyone enjoyed an extravagant potluck lunch.

 photo Abbycloseup_zps5985e210.jpg

 photo lydiapuddle_zpse1913d2a.jpg

 photo lady_zps78b004b5.jpg

 photo grampaabby2_zps9841f454.jpg

 photo lounging_zps99022772.jpg

Once all of that was over it was time for some serious competition. Lawn games were set up and everyone found a partner. Grampa kept score because Dexters are very competitive and there were prizes to be had. Uncle Gene and Gramma fought over who got to hold Abby.

 photo grampayelling_zpsbdc9ba49.jpg

 photo Danlawngame_zps5d1a5aee.jpg

 photo laddergolf_zps3fbb2e0a.jpg

I especially like this picture because it captures the heat of the moment: ladder golf newbies, a devestating miss on the cornhole game, and Dan warming up on the stationary bike.

 photo lawngameexcitement_zpsd8d2ee4d.jpg

At the end of the day Grampa rang the bell on his “train” (pulled behind a four wheeler and definitely not up to any safety codes) and the kids scrambled to get on. It was an intense ride but after the fact Lydia claimed to have enjoyed it, and no one was hurt (although we did blow a tire). Everyone was exhausted by the time we piled back into the car and it was a relatively quiet ride home.

 photo trainride_zps69bf9c84.jpg

 photo trainride2_zps8da45a7b.jpg

 photo carseat_zps2999b98b.jpg

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Warmin’ Up for Ladder Golf

  1. We were so thankful so many could make it…had prayed about that day from the day we set the date! Thank you for coming, I do pray some happy memories were made!!! We are so blessed to have a wonderful family! Love you.

Share your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s