June 24, 2012

Grandma Joyce in Town


Grandma Joyce in Town

Todd Swank's Diary Entry for June 24, 2012


Grandma Joyce came to town this weekend for a visit.  As is tradition, we have her sit down for a 3 hour drum solo from Luke right when she arrived.  That boy sure has rhythm!


We then took her to Dangerfield's in Shakopee for a nice meal.  We also tried to have a nice conversation, but she claimed the drum noises were still ringing in her ears so she supposedly couldn't hear us.  I just don't think she finds us very interesting.


In an attempt to calm things down, we took her to our friends, the Walters Family.  They had a bunch of cool friends in town from Florida and were engaging in a bonfire.  There was also some other rowdy shenanigans happening, but I'm not allowed to talk about it and have this website keep it's PG13 rating.


There was a nice 16 year old young lady named Courtney in attendance that pretty much kept the boys in awe for the entire evening.  Even before we convinced them that she was actually Emma Stone.


On Saturday morning, we woke up early to visit the Prior Lake Farmer's Market.  This is a neat event that happens here every weekend.  A bunch of local merchants have booths set-up where they sell different kinds of food, plants, and other items.  It's just like going shopping at a store except the prices are three times as much and you don't mind paying them because you're shopping outside.


Later, we went on a boat ride because Grandma Joyce and the kids like doing that.


Then we took the dogs to the dog park because the dogs like doing that.


On Sunday, we had a nice time when Sheri's college friends, Cathy and Robin, came by for a visit.  Robin and her parents live in Hawaii and were in Minnesota on vacation.  Which I guess is where you go on vacation when you live in Hawaii.  I know.  It doesn't make much sense to me either.


We all went for a boat ride.  At least we thought it was going to be a boat ride.  It ended up being a competitive sunglasses fashion show.    If I do say so myself, I won.