Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's Iron Man for Dan-O

 Our Son In Law Dano
and daughter Amy
have been in Lake Havasu the last few days
where Dano competed in an
Iron Man
He thinks it's fun to
swim 2.4 miles
bike 112 miles
and then run 26.2 miles
all in one event.
Oh my
I admire Dano's
 hours of training
while he continues to run a business 
take good care of  his young family
and serve in his church.
Lake Havasu
lays along the California/ Arizona border
and is home
to the historic London Bridge,
which was included in part of the run.
We were happy to support Dano's quest
by taking care of the grandbabies while their parents
have been gone.
A few days were packed with so much! 
School programs 
honoring the Veteran's in our community.
Beautiful, sweet voices that brought tears
to my eyes as they sang
"I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free,
and I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me..."
There were trips to the park
in the perfect Arizona sunshine,
Childhood memories 
of climbing trees and riding bikes.
 Saturday morning baseball
games for Isaak
 And Flag Football
for 5 year old Noah
 While Kayla 
danced and sang around the trees.
 An afternoon spent at a 
neighborhood Fall Festival
 hours of bouncy rides
Hamburgers, hotdogs
and candy
 There was wall climbing for both Noah
and Isaak
I'm not sure who wins the prize for sleeping 
best at night.
It just might be me :)


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like a lot of fun with the grandkids while the parents were away! bet you enjoyed it

Needled Mom said...

I know how good that bed feels at night after such active days with little ones, but what fun you had - them too!!!

Material Mary said...

Wow, those grandkids are growing up fast!! Fun post Nedra.

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

I can imagine how you're ready for a good rest after all of that! :) Your grand-kids are so cute.. that song always makes me teary eyed, too.. would prob. be crying my eyes out listening to little ones sing it to veterans. Something so sweet in their singing.

Nat Palaskas said...

I look like you were having fun too. I remembered Dano did the same event once before. How did he do this time? Hugs Nat

fiberchick said...

What gorgeous kids and what an inspiring Dad they have!