Yesterday the grandkids came up for a visit. I love having them up as they are both so bright and entertaining. Emmersyn appears to be a shy petite thing who loves pink and all things that sparkle but this little girl has no fear when it comes to hiking through the woods or getting her hands dirty. The other day, Robert and I put a fish trap in the pond with a chicken leg inside. We wanted to see what fish might be in our two year old waterhole. When the kids pulled the trap out of the water, two tiny bass had found their way in. Emme had no problem playing catch and release. She reached right in the trap and pulled one out with no hesitation and tossed it back in the pond. Later she reached into our deck pond to pet our six year old goldfish, Princess Consuella. When Opa asked her what it felt like she replied with a shrug, “Kind of like wet soap.”
Tyler Haven has a very keen wit about him most likely brought about by all the reading and writing he does. He brought with him some stories he has written lately each bound in a construction paper cover. After reading several stories to us featuring characters like Riddick and Ratchet, I asked him if he knew the name of his style of writing where an author takes other writer’s existing characters and makes up new stories for them. His immediate response with a grin on his face? “Plagiarism!” Following a good laugh by everyone, I explained that it is a genre called “Fan Fiction” or “Fan Fic” and that he should keep up the good work.
We could not be happier about the bonds that are forming between us and the kids and Savannah is loving her role as “Aunt Savannah.” All of this would not be possible if it were not for Jamie. She has done an amazing job raising the kids and we are so grateful for her efforts in keeping this family together. Jamie, you have always held a special place in my heart and I am proud to call you my daughter-in-law as well as my friend. Love you girl!