Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A visit with grandson...

My grandson loves fruit.  His eyes lit up when he saw his breakfast of strawberries, blueberries, and watermelon.
I was working on preparing a chicken craft for the library story time next week.  He thought it  would be fun to put together his own Bob mask.
There were pine cones in  my neighbors yard when we went for a walk.  He wanted to send this picture to his sister because she used to be afraid of pine cones.   Teaser.

We took some rhubarb to my neighbor.  Dane had never tasted rhubarb before, but he liked it.  He wanted to make a rhubarb pie so we did.  He helped pick, clean, chop, and mix the filling.  He helped make the pie crust but I rolled it out and put it in the oven.  Conclusion: we make a good bakery team.
We went to the flea market and he bought a parrot (beannie baby) for 50 cents.  The parrot then accompanied us to the cemetery.  We visited the grave of his great grandparents and then walked around reading the names on other stones.  He told what he had learned about decoration day and that the flags marked the graves of those who had been in military service.  We acknowledged the sadness of remembering.
We watched two movies--The LEGO Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Squeakquel--and ate pop corn.

Since I just had the deck refinished, the deck furniture needed to be hauled out and hosed down.  Using the hose does not count as work or a chore so I had a very happy helper.

We did a bit of garden decorating.  I picked up the insulators at the flea market.

We took some walks.  I found a treasure box for him out in the garage so he would have a place to store the interesting rocks and other bits of treasure he might find along the road side.  He has taken on the family disgust with those who litter though.

It has a key!
We did another craft project--a tin can robot.  Unfortunately there was a minor hot glue gun mishap.
My daughter said I invited him just so I could make crafts and Dane said, "She is createtastic grandma!"

Grandma got tired of the wrestle on shoes and then tie them routine, so we went shopping for a new pair of Crocs for the summer ahead.  Maybe his feet won't grow so fast that these will actually make it to actual summer.
And there was the trip to see the sheep and baby lambs at my friends' farm.

We had stopped at Bristol Pond on the way to my house.  On the way home, we stopped at Bristol Memorial Park.

You have to look sideways at this.

For the rest of the trip Dane said a good way to kill time would be for me to give him multiplication and division problems to solve.  I said that I didn't know they taught that math in first grade.  He said they don't but he couldn't understand why since it was "wicked easy." 

He had to get up for school on Tuesday morning, but I slept in til 8:30.


  1. Wow! What a cool little dude! But who had more fun, the kid or grandma? It looks to me like it was a draw. The treasure box is cool and having a key makes it even cooler.

    I like your insulators they are in lovely shape.

    1. It was a busy, fun weekend for both of us.

  2. Sounds like a great time was had by all!

  3. What a delightful boy and how your must enjoy each other. Loved that he thought multiplication tables were "wicked easy." That kid has a great future.
    You are a cool grandma.

  4. Your Dane is such a wonderful child. You can already see what kind of man he is going to be. He will make you proud, Grandma!

  5. What a rich and full visit. He will never forget these days.

  6. Whew, what a day! You've made me tired!

  7. What a wonderful post! You two make a great team!

  8. Your grandson is adorable, and he obviously enjoyed his adventures with you. I have never worn crocs in my life. I wonder if they are as comfortable as they seem. That pie looked delicious.

    1. I have never worn Crocs either. Seems like they would give you sweaty feet and I don't need that.

  9. I am exhausted reading about all the activities! Sounds like a wonderful weekend with a favorite guy.

  10. What a wonderful visit! You know I hate rhubarb but any excuse to bake with a grandchild would make it worth eating! Your pie is just beautiful and I love your new title! Definitely deserved! You also deserved the sleeping in!!! My kind of visit!

  11. Such fun! I can understand why you needed to sleep in....I got tired reading about everything the two of you enjoyed together. Dane sounds like an amazing little boy, bright, articulate and personality to the max. "Wicked easy" it!


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