Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday with the Grand Kids

I spent the day with the grand kids.  We went out to lunch, went to the playground near their house, took a walk to Elfin Lake, and made Father's Day cards for their dad.  I showed my grand daughter how to fold the origami shirt and let my grand son decorate his card with markers and glue on embellishments.
Because of all the snow days, my grand daughter will not be out of school this year until June 21. That's late.  I am thinking of doing "grandma camp" with them this year on an individual basis.  Dane had never had exclusive time at grandma's house and Kristen is at the age where she both has many other activities to keep her busy and would appreciate some little-brother-free time.  Four years old and ten years old--that's entering a hard time to do things both will enjoy together anyway.  So I'm giving it some thought.

Memorial Day tomorrow.  I will make a visit to the cemetery where my parents are buried.  It seems from the amount of ads in today's paper that the proper tribute to those who have served our country would be to go shopping, take advantage of the big holiday sales.  Strange how meanings can get so lost over time.

10 comments:

  1. Grandchildren are the best, aren't they? I spent the night with my grandsons last night so their parents could have an anniversary night out. We had lots of fun, but I didn't get much sleep. Ha!

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  2. I think Grandma Camp sounds like a great idea. I have to poor all of my grandma attention into a few extended visits.
    Linda Reeder

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  3. Well, I think the merchants would want us to believe that everything is about shopping. We like to do separate visits with our Grands - makes them feel individually special.

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  4. Grandma Camp does sound like fun. Lucky Kristen and Dane!

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  5. I get each of mine one their own for one week. So blessed by this time, but I must start planning some fun stuff.

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  6. Separate times at your house, sounds like an excellent idea.

    Be safe.

    Never forget.

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  7. What a wonderful thing for your grands, time alone with someone who thinks they hung the moon. Great idea.
    We do tend to forget the purpose of this holiday from work and reminders are good. Thank you.
    Arkansas Patti

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  8. When I have several of my grandchildren at one time, they play with each other instead of with me! If I want to play with them, I have to get them one-on-one. I think the idea of separate Grandma Camps is great for your situation.

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  9. I have identical twin granddaughters and I have never spent time with just one of them. I think that would be fun, but I'm not sure how it would go over with them.

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  10. You are a very good grandma. Sad to shame, you shame my own mother.

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