If someone is sitting on the couch with a blanket over them, or if Molly is standing beside our bed she will often play this silly little game.
She lifts the blanket up and hides her head underneath it.
Then pulls it out and laughs.
She does it over and over and over.
She also likes to stick her head in between the rungs of chairs, or through the back of the chair, basically anywhere it will fit. Today she tried to wiggle her head into the front porch of the girls little doll house and we had to quickly stop her. It was NOT going to fit there.
She past away in March, but was cremated so they just had the funeral. (which was very fun explaining to Caitlin and Ashlee who are adamant that they DO NOT WANT TO BE BURNED when they die. Good to know).
Friday night Chris and I got to see his friend and former classmate, Hannah, perform in Legally Blond in Fort Collins. It was great to see her perform again, she did great!!
The rest of the time we hung out mostly at the house with family.
We all played a little game of soccer, except for Molly who was a spectator and cheerleader.
The funeral was Saturday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Village in Loveland where Grammy had been living when she passed away. The service was very nice, and perfect length for the girls.
After the service we had chocolate cake or cherry pie (Grammy's favorites) and hung around to chat for a while.
Ashlee fell asleep, but Caitlin and Gavin had a ton of fun walking over and over and over the heating vents so that Caitlin's dress would be blown out from the air.
That evening we spent several hours back at Chris' parents house going through and dividing some of Grammy's things.
Molly loved carrying around this big teapot. She liked the lid to be on upside down. It anyone fixed it, she would set the teapot down and put the lid back upside down.
Grammy never had her ears pierced, so she had a bunch of clip-on earrings. Caitlin and Ashlee each picked a few pairs to keep for dress-ups as well as a necklace. Gavin also picked a necklace and earrings and wore his the rest of the day too. Dress-ups are fun for everyone!!!
It was a nice weekend and we are glad we could have a special time to remember Grammy and what a great women she was.
For FHE yesterday I made these individual pinatas for each of us since cinco de Mayo was on Sunday.
I got the idea from Family Fun magazine, but made it my own way and should have made a better plan for the pull string. But it was still fun! The candies inside were our treat.
Even Molly had one filled with cereal that she could eat! She was already in bed Monday night, so she got hers on Tuesday. She was very cute with is and very possessive of it. She held it most of the morning and would cry if the cereal spilled out or if anyone took it away from her.
Before church today I came downstairs and Caitlin was nicely reading the Friend to Ashlee.
I love to see that, especially since there had been plenty of fighting prior to this moment.
Then a rare picture of me with the older girls.
And we haven't had a picture of our whole family for ages, so we set the timer and hoped for the best.
The flash didn't go off in this picture, but a little editing at least allowed us to be seen. And then I could see that is was just a silly picture!
Luckily we had tried one other one and we were all actually looking, even Molly. A pretty big feat for a timer picture.