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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ready or Not, Here I Come

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Here I Come!
Now, where did those little dears go?
There they are.
My 2 Grandloves that have been here often this summer, are always looking for something to do. It was forecast to rain so we decided to camp and have some camp fun.
First the tent went up in the spare bedroom where there is plenty of room. They carried their flashlights and books inside and must have read for at least half an hour. I even heard Syrus reading to Ben. They were reading short stories their Daddy wrote when he was in 4th grade. Lots of giggles.
Next, they got to use Grandpa's 2-way radios, calling and talking to each other the rest of the afternoon. Along with that bit of adventure, they had a casting contest with their fishing poles. For 3 and 8, they sure can cast well. You can tell they like to fish.
If that wasn't enough, they, of course, had lunch of mac n' cheese and hotdogs, ya know, camp food, and outside by the picnic table.
The lil Grandloves, helped fill the pool, fell in with all the excitement and that was the end of the fun. The water was ice cold and the spoils ended in a warm shower.
No S'mores, this time, cause, we finally got that rain.
The boys spent the entire day outside. Who says they just have to have cartoons to watch. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing that today's kids can still find fun in the fresh outdoor air. These two are learning the difference between a robin's song and a chickadee at an early age, every bug that they find gets researched, and the clouds even get identified. They even like learning about the flowers and the mushrooms, trees by their bark and leaf, and even a few unusual rocks. I'm proud to be a part of their lives, and wish the rest of my 11 Grandloves lived closer for more visits.
Meet the garden fun they got to name. This is Papa Gnomio looking all dapper, protecting the various Coleus. He brings us all kinds of good luck and continues to teach nature.
And this cool dude is Hopster! We just love finding him all over the gardens. You never know when he will 'hop' over your foot.
So much for today.
The week is still young.
Have an adventurous one.


Jill said...

Your grandloves are adorable and so lucky to have such a fun grandma!

Cher' Shots said...

Great post! Love the pic of the boys in the tall grass. Sounds like Grandma had as much fun as the kids:)
'love & hugs from afar'

Paula said...

I like to read about the fun you have with your grandloves. Mine are grown now and live away but thats how life goes sometime.

jack69 said...

Shucks, what a beautiful grandmotherly blog for such a young lady! I know the kids had a ball, YOU can make it so much fun. Tell Sy, I thought the frog was him!!

You do have a way of making anything, sound like fun!

Love from home in NC.(in the back yard that is, sherry is reading by flashlight!)
Sherry & Jack

Farmchick said...

They look so cute and so nice that you set up the tent for them. Sounds like a lot of fun.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Ahhh, have fun with those grandkids....what fun you all must be having!

Muffy's Marks said...

Those boys are lucky to have a grandmom like you. Sounds like you all had a blast on a rainy day/week!!!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

What a fun post! You sound like a #1 Grandma to me! Thank you for sharing such a fun time. Gave me some great ideas of things to do with my nieces.

Dar said...

Has anyone found one of the Grandloves in the first pic?
Just wondering.

Clint said...

Ha! Great musings and sentiments! I agree that not all recreation has to center around the TV and the Playstation. This was one great romp for them and for grandma, too...

Buttons said...

What a great post there is always special times to be had with your Grandchildren. You are so lucky they come for visits and you get to be a kid again. B

Fred Alton said...

Dar, our Bible teacher today reminded me of your strong love for your grandloves. He talked about his great-grandson whom his parents have named Alexander, and gave us several examples of how Alexander "the great" was helping him to understand God's love.