Granite countertops repaired

Getting this task – edges refinished, chips filled in – done by the builder’s subcontractor required a lot of patience on my part. However by the end of today, my countertops were just about perfect!Now I can seal them with their annual protective coating.

VBS Sunday morning

Today’s church service was held in the social hall with a brunch break in the middle. The kids from Vacation Bible School participated in all parts of the service.I was so happy Odin and Kellen came and participated.


This week, I did the storytelling part of Vacation Bible School at Calvary Lutheran Church. A little reminder that it’s a good thing to be a retired teacher. The day started and ended with Pastor Kirsten.There were 3 rotations of different age groups. Aiden as Jesus “on” the cross.Kellen as Pilate directing his helper to put one of the criminals on a cross next to Jesus.Jesus inside the tomb covered with “linen” – everyone wanted to go to see what that would look like.Closing up the tomb – hopefully Jesus’ feet were safe.Kyle and Odin were angels waiting for Sunday morning to announce, “He is alive!”The best part of the whole week was getting to spend it with grandsons Kellen and Odin!

Swimming at NRC

Our afternoon outing to Natomas Racquet Club. This are the typical responses I get when I point my camera at Avery and Sophia. Avery pauses and gives me a great smile.Sophia, on the other hand,They created a whirlpool in the baby pool.Final stop, the hot tub with NO bubbles.

Hanging pictures

Thais came over to put up a few pictures this afternoon … yay! She’s much more proficient at this task than I am.Meanwhile, there were sword fights while Lenin checked out the tv he helped me buy.Mr Adorable:

Cornfield of Dreams

The committee that puts on the annual Country Faire in September is raising money to fund the free Kids Zone. The melodrama Cornfield of Dreams was presented 4 times this weekend at the Moose Lodge.I’m not nearly connected to Rio Linda as I used to be so I knew just one of the actors. In the center is Charlea Moore:I was also grateful to see some friends I could sit with, Rick & Deb Crowe and Ken, Anna Marie, & Sarah Tomlinson.

Sophia’s swim practice

Sophia at swim practice – she’s about to race (and win) against her cousin Lauren in a freestyle race:Meanwhile, in our own corner of the pool, Avery dove for rockets,invented a new swim stroke called the Relaxed Paddle Float,and our favorite, a launched dive. First, climb up Grandma’s legs and get into position.1, 2, 3, Go!Fun!

Dylan learns to ride a bike

Adrienne’s grandson Dylan, who is 8 1/2 years old and going into 3rd grade, wanted to learn to ride a bike. Ade said, “The challenge was finding a bike that worked for Dylan’s height and experience (none).” They visited five bike shops on Saturday and came up empty. On Monday they found a good bike at Target.I went over on Tuesday for our first lesson. Dylan learned about the ABCQuick Check and the psi needed in bike tires. He was worried about falling and wore elbow and knee guards. We went up and down the street for about 30 minutes. He had great balance, it was only a matter of patience and time. The bike, although new, needed a basic tune-up: brakes adjusted, chain lubed, seat tilted down just a bit. I was so grateful Natomas Bike Shop was able to do this in ONE afternoon – hurray Scott and his mechanics! By the end of day 2, Dylan had made great progress.Dylan was so proud. This was going to be a surprise for his mom when she arrived on Wednesday.I went over to Ade’s this morning for one more lesson on the bike. Total success!Dylan was proud and so was his mom and Nana. I had a great time too. **Adrienne: thanks so much for all the pictures and video for this blog post!