I sat down at the computer last night to catch up a little bit, but the wind knocked out our service. Things were really swirling around as the wind seemed to come from any and every direction, sometimes all at once.
So I did the only sensible thing. I put on my pajamas and crawled into bed and slept for ten hours. Yes, I had a very busy few days with Kristen and Dane with lots of out door walking and visits to the parks in spite of the chilly (freezing cold) weather. We went to Oakledge Park one day and walked trails by the lake and visited the tree house and the swings. We went to the Ethan Allen Park another day and climbed up to the tower two times and in between played on the swings and slides. We took their Uncle Kevin out for lunch.
We also did a lot of drawing, reading of stories, running around in the back yard, and a certain amount of eating of pop corn, ice cream and chocolate. We made a visit to the Lake Champlain Chocolate factory, and of course, we never miss a chance, while in the "city" to swing by the Church Street Marketplace and ride each and every escalator--several times. Kristen, at nine, is heavily into perfecting her cartwheels and back flips and hand stands. Dane, at four, is heavily into all things involving grandma attention. He was a bit disappointed to learn we did not have some new attachment of the wii, but then was totally flabbergasted to learn that we did, in fact, not even own a wii. He was able to adjust quickly enough, though.
Life has changed. When I was a kid and it was a no-school day, the back door opened soon after breakfast was over and we were out to play, not to be seen again until lunch time. When I went for a visit with my grandparents it was the same--go out and play. I was also free to spend time with my grandmother if I wanted to help her dust or do laundry with her wringer washing machine and her old washboard. My grandfather was a bit more child centered and would take me for a walk or make people and animal shapes with his pipe cleaners.
Yesterday afternoon, we drove them halfway home where Amy picked them up. I'm guessing Sunday will not be a day of rest for her as she will have to get them retrained and ready to go back to school tomorrow.