Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Grandchildren Time

 
I had the pleasure of my grand children's company over the past weekend.  Dane and I went to Gardeners Supply on Saturday morning and then came home and planted some annuals.  His favorite part was watering the newly planted flowers--a true Aquarius.
 
He announced that he wanted to go to the Ethan Allen Park and climb the tower so we all did that.  I wish that I had not left my camera in the car because the view from the top of the tower is spectacular--360° view of the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondacks.  We had been to the park two years ago but could not climb the tower because it was closed that day.  I was surprised he remembered it.
 
After climbing the tower, we took a walk on the bike path along the lake.
 


What better stop after all that hiking/walking than a stop for ice cream?  We did not make it to the chicken coop tour, though.
 
 
On Sunday, I had to go to the town hall to meet with two other women and work on copying the poetry I had collected for our project.  Kristen stayed at the house, but Dane accompanied me.  He was quite content to work on writing and drawing for an hour.  His request for Sunday was to go to the Old Red Mill park and hike along the stream.  We picked up Sissy and headed out.


Easy enough to entertain these two.  Kristen's preference would have been to go shopping though.

Hobblebush in bloom near the old beaver pond.
 
 
We saw a mother and her two kids collecting tadpoles from the pond.  They had boots.  We did not, but one of us really, reallt wanted to collect tadpoles.  Life does have its little disappointments.

15 comments:

  1. The joys of being a grandmother. It never ends, does it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No...although the "joy" yesterday was cleaning the bathroom and wiping little fingerprints off all kinds of surfaces!

      Delete
  2. Now I can't wait until my little guys are old enough for such adventures! Sounds as if you had a great time!
    Peace,
    Muff

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was fun. I slept until nearly 9 a.m. on Monday morning though. I don't realize how much energy they have until it is all over.

      Delete
  3. What a fun couple of days. The grandchildren are lucky to have a grandma to go venturing with!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is treat for me. My husband has not been a good walking partner lately.

      Delete
  4. What fun! Grand kids keep us moving and exploring, don't they.
    I did hope to see a report on those chicken coops, though. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did hear that the chicken coop tour was fun--baby chicks, kids leading some of the tours, and a large number of coops to choose from.

      Delete
  5. The best of days are those spend with grands. I am so happy for you that you had the chance to enjoy each other. And what fun places you visited.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am looking forward to their summer vacation. I do enjoy their company.

      Delete
  6. How neat that he is entertained by such activities but then it must be grandma who makes them fun for a young'un. Thankfully he hasn't hit the mall age.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful weekend for all of you. I just love your parks -- no wonder they wanted to go visit them. SO glad you had a weekend to enjoy them and the morning to sleep in! I often find I need a nap after Amara leaves!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am sure that my daughter must nap when the kids are away. They do have energy.

      Delete
  8. So lush and green. Definitely not Los Angeles

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate readers' comments so much. You don't even always have to agree with me.