The past week was perfect summer weather. My granddaughter was here for three days but then she had to go home so she could attend high school orientation. (Which is something that does not even seem possible.) My grandson was just not ready to go home so we stretched his visit out to a full week. He really thought he should be allowed to stay until Tuesday since he doesn't have to go back to school until Wednesday.
The weather was most conducive to time at the beach. We only missed one day.
One day we had a picnic, much to the delight of the seagulls who were given a special invitation by the grandkids.
We took a trip to Smugglers' Notch and climbed on rocks. It would have been a great place to take some pictures, but I forgot my phone and my camera is broken.
We, of course, had to do some shopping. Dane discovered the joys of the mall when he realized it wasn't all clothing stores--there was a skateboard shop, a toy store, and a sporting goods store there as well! I bought him a soccer ball since he has been playing with a friend at home this summer. This may have been a mistake on my part. If we weren't swimming, he wanted to be playing soccer.
Now, I really, really wanted to encourage this kind of activity over sitting with a hand-held game device. My head and heart were right there. The old body, however... Actually, I do get an aggressively competitive streak when undertaking these endeavors--enough to impress the young lad.
Eating out is a treat now that we are no longer limited to a choice between McDonalds and Burger King and who might be giving out the better toy in a kid's meal. A big step in growth and development. We ate outside on Church Street in Burlington and enjoyed the people watching as well as the food.
Sunday morning breakfast at the new bakery. Milk and a chocolate cupcake--what happens at grandma's house stays at grandma's.
One of us was more into bling than the other.
Then we went to a Lake Monsters baseball game. Fun, except the home team lost.