Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Busy Days, Fun Days~
~Three of our grandchildren playing on the bales of hay. Who needs a playground structure when there is hay to climb? ~This weekend we enjoyed our grandchildren when their Dad, Mom, and baby brother went on a short trip. The grandchildren got to play with us for 3 days ! What fun we had. Besides playing in the leaves and on the hay........~There was dress-up !(below) Here #2 Granddaughter has put together a fairy outfit. The dress she is wearing was my Sunday school dress when I was little. It is made of real silk my father had made for me when he was in Thailand ( courtesy of the U.S. Army). ~The red thing in front of our granddaughter is our new wood stove. Yes, we had a busy weekend. We put in our new wood stove, after taking out the old one. You know, wood stoves are heavy. ~#1 Grandson poses for me in front of our new wood stove.I love it. It is pretty and functional. I have a fire in the stove right now, as it is about 45 degrees outside. ~I re-arranged my living room so the children could play Disney's Video Bingo. This is a crowd pleasing game, I have witnessed grown-ups enjoying this game. Plus, every so often the bingo game halts to play blurbs of favorite Disney movies. The children request this often, and love to play it. ~In the evening there was more game playing. #1 Grandson won the game of WILDCRAFT twice ! He is the little naturalist in the family. Take him to the zoo and he'll tell you more about each and every animal than you might ever want to know, and then some !WILDCRAFT is a teaching game and the premise is : some children need to climb the mountain to gather herbs for their Grandma.Of course there are some pit falls, and set backs, and the children need to be home before dark. So they are also encouraged to help each other out for the benefit of all. The game teaches herbs, their uses, cooperation....and is fun! ~We all had a wonderful time. This time I was careful not to give the children too much chocolate, and put them to bed at a reasonable time. I don't know what got into me !Can't wait to do this again, even if I do wear them out !