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Eight Weeks Sweeter

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After 8 weeks of pandemic-caused withdrawal, I finally got to see Daniel's sweet face (and the rest of his family's) and steal some of his sweet sugar.

I had everything ready for a day trip to make donuts with our Ohio grandkids when the virus situation escalated and nixed our planned mid-March visit.  Now that things are beginning to loosen up, Kim and I headed down to Harrison with our donut dough and supplies in hand to make up for that canceled visit.

 

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Since we've seen them in person (yes, we've been FaceTiming and Zooming, but it's definitely NOT the same!) and they all have spring birthdays, Daniel has turned 2 years old...

 


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...Lucy (the family fashionista, with her "heels" and elegant hairpiece) has celebrated her 4th birthday....

 


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...and big brother Abram, who barely quits moving long enough for a photo, is now a big 6-year-old.

To say I've missed them would be a huge understatement!  

 

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I got up early that morning and mixed up the dough, and when we arrived it was ready for rolling out and cutting the donuts.

 


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Everyone got in on the donut action!

 


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Daniel was thankfully content to play with Gramaw's tongs...

 

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Since his birthday had just been the day before, Daniel wanted to show us the coffeemaker he got.

 


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Watching it "brew"...


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Good eye/hand coordination practice...what's a little water on the carpet?!

 


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Drinking his "coffee"...a boy after Gramaw's own heart, for sure!

 

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Not knowing when we were going to come in person, I had Amazon mail Daniel his gifts and they saved them for him to open while we were there.

 


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A "pow-pow" with Silly String (definitely a Gramaw-and-Papaw gift).  It was rainy and yucky outside....

 


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...but that didn't stop the Silly String fun!

Kyler is a bigger kid than the other three put together.  Kara is a better woman than me...I would not have allowed Silly String in my house...

 


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Daniel LOVED it!!!  What 2-year-old wouldn't love shooting Silly String all over the kitchen?!

 

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Abram and Lucy both had to get in on the action too!

 

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And that was just the first box...

 


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The very sturdy (a necessity in this household) foam airplanes were a big hit too.

 

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Daniel showing Papaw his pop-up bulldozer card...

 


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After lunch, the donuts were ready to fry.  Kyler and Papaw did the hot oil detail....

 


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...and Lucy-girl and I had the fun job of glazing them.

 


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What an adorable helper!

 

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Some of the donuts were picture-perfect....

 


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...others were very uniquely shaped, but every bit as scrumptious!

 


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The Gray family taste-testers definitely approved!

 

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Such a fun day that did our hearts good!  

 


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Spending precious time with our Ohio grandbabies, who just grew...

Eight weeks sweeter.

 

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