Great Grandpa Kent is doing well. He has a few health hiccups, high blood pressure, heart issues and diabetes. For a younger person that's a lot of health issues. For being this old he's doing great! He just can't climb any mountains. His Mom, the boy's Great Great Grandma passed away when she was 92. I was a freshman in high school when she passed away. They must have long lasting genes on that side.
Isaak had to sit out of swimming. He wasn't on his best behavior that day. There was fibbing, hitting, ignoring and telling me that he couldn't help his behavior. I gave him a chance to win back swimming, but that failed to. I'd blame his behavior on the lack of sleep, but he slept just fine the night before. Isaak kept saying, "I can't help how I act." Well he lost the fun of that day because he couldn't help how he acted. My cousin's wife said, "Man you are strong and a good Mom for standing your ground. I just wouldn't be able to do that." I questioned what I had done. Here I was taking away exercise, fun and memories. In the end children have to know they can't do whatever they want. He stayed back with Daddy, hung out with the older family members, and went for a walk. We all have off days though. It was pretty unusual behavior for Isaak to act that way all day long.
Do you ever question what you do as a parent? Sometimes I think we're too hard on our kids, but they are better kids for it.
Back to the pot luck we went. We brought a giant bowl of Couscous Salad. The whole thing disappeared; except for one serving, which my Mom left for the birthday boy. It's good when everyone eats what you bring. I was just surprised that it all was gone. It was a big bowl full. This time I didn't make it with Quinoa, but that is a great substitute.
One thing was really cute, Isaak wrapped up two of his balls to give to his Great Grandpa. Both boys colored cards for him to.
Here's the great grand kids with their Great Grandpa. The only one that is not a great is in the back row by the hutch. She's my cousin, she's the same age as one of the greats, so we had her stand up there as well. My Dad is off to the side holding Mica. He's cracking up over something. Maybe it was the shirtless two year old that's sitting on Great Grandpa's lap. He decided to dip his finger in the cake. Aunt Terra's family isn't in the picture. They are at a SOFT conference for Emerson. My cousin Brent's family isn't there either. They live in KC and have a daughter as well.
For those of you that are family and/or friends that read this here's the line up starting from the back row: Marsha and Dave's daughter Megan, Angie and Eric's son Ethan and daughter Kailey, my Dad Red, my son's Mica and Isaak, Brad and Marla's daughter Kensley, son Colton, and daughter Corrigan, my Grandpa Kent and Stacy and Ryan's son Alex. *Missing is Terra and Tyson's son's Evan, Elijah, and Emerson, Brent and Chrissy's daughter Brooklyn.